UNIVERSIDAD TECNOLOGIA DE EL SALVADOR LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT MODULE 4 DIANA INGRID GUZMAN CORDOVA 31-2792-2006 LIC. IDIOMA INGLES VARK RESULTS
INTRODUCTIONIn the following information we are presenting the VARK test where the VARKprovides students with an indication of their preferences for learning and assuch it will indicate stronger and weaker preferences. It would be wonderful ifstudents could explore their weaker preferences and enhance them by using allthe VARK strategies associated with them. A student with a strong Read/Writepreference might learn to use Visual strategies for note-taking or expressing his/her learning. A student with a strong Visual preference might attend a course toassist with kinesthetic ways of taking information in or for expressing it. Indeed,there are a number of such courses available in most communities. Forexample, there are usually seminars and workshops for developing mindmapping skills or creative writing or improving reading comprehension oraccelerated learning.But there is at least one point on which students and faculty differ. For moststudents there are stressful tests and examinations where they are expected toindicate how much they have learned. For faculty there are fewer stress times intheir lives because of their prior experience and learning. This has a significanteffect on whether VARK can be used for the development of new skills. Whilesome students seek opportunities to learn new strategies at every opportunitythat is not general. Many students in higher education are at critical points intheir search for employment or partners or self-esteem and they often cling tothe strengths and preferences that they have, rather than extending themselvesinto unknown areas. For them it is often a matter of staying with what they knowdespite the professors urging them, to expand their repertoire
My scores were: • Visual: 2 • Aural: 5 • Read/Write: 5 • Kinesthetic: 4I have a multimodal (ARK) learning preference.The follow information describes the results in the score in that VARK test:Aural Study Strategies If you have a strong preference for learning by Aural methods (A = hearing) you should use some or all of the following: • attend classes • attend discussions and tutorials • discuss topics with others • discuss topics with your teachers • explain new ideas to other people • use a tape recorder • remember the interesting examples, stories, jokes... • describe the overheads, pictures and other visuals to somebody who was not there • leave spaces in your notes for later recall and fillingRead/Write Study StrategiesIf you have a strong preference for learning by Reading and Writing (R & W)learning you should use some or all of the following: • lists • headings • dictionaries • glossaries • definitions • handouts • textbooks • readings - library • notes (often verbatim)
• teachers who use words well and have lots of information in sentences and notes • essays • manuals (computing and laboratory) • all your senses - sight, touch, taste, smell, hearing ...Kinesthetic Study StrategiesIf you have a strong Kinesthetic preference for learning you should use someor all of the following • laboratories • field trips • field tours • examples of principles • lecturers who give real-life examples • applications • hands-on approaches (computing) • trial and error • collections of rock types, plants, shells, grasses... • exhibits, samples, photographs... • recipes - solutions to problems, previous exam papers
Conclusion:The following work we check the answers that Vark show me according with mystyle of learning so it is important to know that those results come from aimportant web site where all students can check their own results and it canhelp to check in which part are stronger. The VARK has a website that can help with my study strategies. Now that Itook the questionnaire and know what my learning style is, I can log onto thewebsite to see what can help me study better. On the website, each learningstyle has its own sections describing ways to learn better. By following what myspecific learning style says to do in order to process information better, it willhelp me.