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Jordan Reeves

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What is the most important thing you've learned on your own?

In three sentences, explain something that you've learned without being told by another person -- something you've figured out all by yourself. Here's an example:

"I learned how to paint with water colors by reading a book and searching for YouTube videos. It took me a while, but I figured out some techniques that really work for me. I'm not an expert yet, but I have discovered a real joy in painting."

It can be anything -- a practical skill (like painting) or a knowledge set (like how to use mathematics).

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    Mar 10 2013: I have learned Adobe Illustrator by trying, failing and looking at tutorials. I am studying to become a copywriter and no one in my class got why I put so much time into learning it. But now I can present my work in the best possible way, and I'm getting better as I go.

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