"Maybe be so bold as to take tests on the daf
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 12th Siyum Hashas
How to Take Your Daf Yomi to a New Level
If you are learning the daily daf yet feeling like something is missing in terms of remembering the
material, we have a solution to this problem. Those who have committed to taking and submitting this
weekly exam have found they are retaining so much more and increasing comprehension
The lunacy of learning and not reviewing
Could you imagine the farmer plowing and sowing a crop that he just lets rot in the field when it is
ready to be harvested? Surely we would think the farmer to be a fool. So how is it that we think it is
perfectly normal to learn and forget and repeat the process over and over again, and never reap the benefits of
toiling and understanding the gemara.
Lets take the analogy further
Do we think that a farmer would be reaping his harvest without ever testing and retesting the condition of the
soil and humidity to make sure that the produce would fetch top dollar? So how can we keep learning more and
more material without ever testing ourselves to make sure that we are really understanding the gemara. It's been
said that when we daven we talk to G-d and when we learn G-d is talking to us, should we not be certain we are
hearing the full message?
The answer is simple and enjoyable
First commit to taking the weekly test, and you will find that just the commitment will give you an incentive to
pay attention to the details. If you spend a little time to review a week's learning you will find yourself doing
well on the exams. The tests are made to make you, not break you, yet at the same time make you think a little bit
harder. The feeling of satisfaction is literally priceless, in more ways than one.
It has never been easier
The resources avaialble to help you review your learning quickly and remember it have never been more accesible.
For an innovative graphical rendition of the daf it pays to check out http://dafhachaim.org/ . Even if you have a regular shiur or chavrusah the quick
review will amaze you and let you see the daf as you never have before.
For some of the most entertaining simanim to help you remember the daf there is nothing like http://rememberyourlearning.com/ . This site is the brainchild of
Avrohom Goldhar a teacher of teachers and students as to how to study in a way that can enhance retention and
reduce study time.
If not now when?
So what is stopping you ? Take the challenge and feel a palpable difference in your learning so you are not just
doing the daf but the daf is becoming a part of you. It's really simple just go to the upper right hand corner and
enter your name and email to get the weekly test.
How it Works:
Sign up and the weekly test will be emailed to you on wenesday or thursday covering the Dapim from the past
thursday through wenesday. The test has 10 questions covering the las seven Dapim and can be faxed, emailed as an
attachment or just emailed numbered answers. Answers can be submitted in english or hebrew. Details about weekly
prizes will be sent to those that subscribe to the email list.