How to Solve It (1945) - George Pólya

This quote was added by gedeon
Pedantry and mastery are opposite attitudes toward rules. To apply a rule to the letter, rigidly, unquestioningly, in cases where it fits and in cases where it does not fit, is pedantry. To apply a rule with natural ease, with judgment, noticing the cases where it fits, and without ever letting the words of the rule obscure the purpose of the action or the opportunities of the situation, is mastery.

Train on this quote

Rate this quote:
3 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.

Edit Text

Edit author and title

(Changes are manually reviewed)

or just leave a comment:

Test your skills, take the Typing Test.

Score (WPM) distribution for this quote. More.

Best scores for this typing test

Name WPM Accuracy
krishraj 148.61 88.8%
wolfram 134.01 92.6%
wolfram 133.60 95.0%
ilovejujubee 120.37 96.0%
starl1ng 119.02 98.0%
ilovejujubee 116.70 97.1%
mrsjsmiley 116.45 97.6%
poshy 115.09 96.9%

Recently for

Name WPM Accuracy
meched 31.70 96.2%
sriram_68 69.03 96.2%
mx. 66.51 93.5%
bwildi 90.38 96.4%
jilljack67 75.18 93.5%
jxchong 63.50 93.5%
tttchia 82.80 93.5%
user715786 34.73 97.8%