I learned a new concept today during a lesson on correcting student errors in English.
It refers to those errors you make over and over again and cannot correct because they weren’t explained or corrected at an early phase in your learning process. So as a result, they are fossilized in your brain the wrong way and it is so much more difficult to combat them.
How do you break a fossilized error? What do you pour on it to make it dissolve?
How do you free that part of your mind that is clogged with a mistake so that you make room for learning the “correct”version?
Then, after I processed this awesome concept of fossilized errors…I realized that it works not only with learning a language. I feel that I, for one, have plenty…
Patterns of being, thinking, acting, that I never felt the need to correct earlier on and am now stuck with.
So again, I address you for suggestions.
How do you break a fossilized habit? (ex. procrastinating)
Any success stories?