This is precisely why higher education usually limits blocks of instruction to 50 minutes. An adult learner reaches a capacity at which they mentally just shut off because you can only absorb so much in any given period of time. There have actually be a number of studies done that have validated the capacity for learning...younger ages can go for longer periods and can absorb more (hence why it's always better to learn things when you are younger...whether it's biking, languages, math, or anything).--
Understand I am only estimating the number of points of info for an ATV safety class in four hours. The MSF course is different in having a class and parking lot and has more hours. Still, a person can only retain so much info in a short cram session.
I like that!My instructor was a meanie and gave us homework, he gave us a few questions that weren't in the book and we had to read the book to find the answer. I guess it is his way of making people read the book. We had to know what page it was on, what paragraph, so even if we knew the answer, we still had to look for it.