How do you know you've done a good job learning something?
I feel bad this isn't nearly as thought provoking to me as it seems to be to Preston. I know I've learned something when I can explain it to myself. For example I was watching a documentary on controversial members of Congress last night and the thoughts I had during the show made me feel that I really have learned alot about American history. I love history and USHistory was one of my favorite high school classes. I know I've learned a lot because I think to myself well this man was perceived in this way because of the situation of the time period and so on. When I can explain something or make an argument for something I feel that I have learned that piece of material.