It has been said, “Not everything that is learned is contained in books.” Compare and contrast knowledge gained from experience with knowledge gained from books. In your opinion, which source is more important? Why?

Some people argue that gaining knowledge from books is more beneficial than gaining experience. They say that studying books will build good basics for their children and make them learn easily. But, from my perspective, I prefer to gain knowledge from experience. It is my firm belief that experience makes people learn more practically, and it does not depend on memorizing books. I will illustrate my viewpoint with two reasons. First and foremost, obtaining any science or knowledge from your experience helps you to understand why you are doing this, and you will be able to use the information you have gained from this experience to make creative work depending on your experience. For instance, when my English teacher asked us to write a research paper that explains the benefits of student activities, and at that time, I was engaged in many student activities, my research paper took the highest grade because I wrote this research paper based on my personal experience, and I started to illustrate everything I have learned from these activities. On the other hand, my friends who were depending on books and past papers got the lowest grades. Secondly, granted, books are extremely helpful for obtaining new information, but sometimes some information is not mentioned in your books and needs your experience. For example, when my geology teacher asked us what we knew about sedimentary rocks, I quickly answered this question because I had already seen these rocks while I was picnicking with my family. However, other students could not answer this question because they had not tried this experience before, and they were depending on the books to gain knowledge. In a nutshell, capturing any information or knowledge will be more distinctive than grasping this knowledge from books. This is for two reasons. Books do not always have all the information, and some of it depends on your experience. Moreover, sometimes books are beneficial for memorizing for final exams but not for gaining new knowledge.
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