Pieces of Success Workshop Series: Before You Begin  Learning Styles Presented  by  Jennifer Wooden Peer Coach Northeast C...
Learning Styles <ul><li>Do you know how you learn best? </li></ul>
   <ul><li>Your learning style is the way you prefer to learn.  It doesn't have anything to do with how intelligent you ar...
V A R K Learning Styles <ul><li>Which style best fits you? </li></ul>
Identifying how you learn best!  <ul><li>V isual  </li></ul><ul><li>A ural/Auditory </li></ul><ul><li>R ead/Write </li></u...
V isual Learner  <ul><li>Keen sense of aesthetics, visual media and art </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures, videos, posters, slide...
A ural (hearing) / Auditory <ul><li>Attend residency programs </li></ul><ul><li>Attend study groups and tutorials </li></u...
R ead / Write <ul><li>Lists - “To Do” </li></ul><ul><li>Headings </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook...
K inesthetic (doing) <ul><li>All your senses - sight, touch, taste, smell, hearing </li></ul><ul><li>Often have well coord...
M ultimodal <ul><li>If you have multiple preferences you are in the majority, as approximately 60% of any population fits ...
<ul><li>http://www.vark.com/ </li></ul>
Questions? Visit us on the WWW -  http://commons.esc.edu/necsuccess   Contact Northeast Center Office(s) of Academic Suppo...
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Workshop Series for students at the Northeast Center of SUNY Empire State College, Peer Coach Jennifer Woodin, presents her take on learning styles and how understanding your learning styles can make you a better student and more successful in college.

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  1. 1. Pieces of Success Workshop Series: Before You Begin Learning Styles Presented by Jennifer Wooden Peer Coach Northeast Center
  2. 2. Learning Styles <ul><li>Do you know how you learn best? </li></ul>
  3. 3.    <ul><li>Your learning style is the way you prefer to learn.  It doesn't have anything to do with how intelligent you are or what skills you have learned.  It has to do with how your brain works most efficiently to learn new information.  There is a workshop located https://bitly.com/WorkshopMaterials that can help you to identify your own learning style and show you how to develop learning strategies that work for you so you can create a customized approach to achieving academic success. </li></ul>
  4. 4. V A R K Learning Styles <ul><li>Which style best fits you? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Identifying how you learn best! <ul><li>V isual </li></ul><ul><li>A ural/Auditory </li></ul><ul><li>R ead/Write </li></ul><ul><li>K inesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>M ultimodal </li></ul>
  6. 6. V isual Learner <ul><li>Keen sense of aesthetics, visual media and art </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures, videos, posters, slides </li></ul><ul><li>Strong visual-spatial understanding of things such as sizes, textures, angels and three-dimensional depths </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks with diagrams and pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Make “movies in their minds” of information they are reading </li></ul><ul><li>Underlining in different colors - highlighters </li></ul><ul><li>Pay close attention to body language </li></ul>
  7. 7. A ural (hearing) / Auditory <ul><li>Attend residency programs </li></ul><ul><li>Attend study groups and tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss topics with others </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss topics with your teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Have strong oral communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Use a digital recording device to record information - text to speech in word </li></ul><ul><li>Fined tune ear - remember the interesting examples, stories jokes </li></ul>
  8. 8. R ead / Write <ul><li>Lists - “To Do” </li></ul><ul><li>Headings </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks - words, words, words.... </li></ul><ul><li>Readings - library </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers who use words well and have lots of information </li></ul><ul><li>Manuals (computing and laboratory) </li></ul>
  9. 9. K inesthetic (doing) <ul><li>All your senses - sight, touch, taste, smell, hearing </li></ul><ul><li>Often have well coordinated and have strong sense of timing and body movement </li></ul><ul><li>Study groups </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturers who give real-life examples </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on activities </li></ul><ul><li>Trial and Error </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions to problems, previous quizzes </li></ul>
  10. 10. M ultimodal <ul><li>If you have multiple preferences you are in the majority, as approximately 60% of any population fits this category </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>http://www.vark.com/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Questions? Visit us on the WWW - http://commons.esc.edu/necsuccess Contact Northeast Center Office(s) of Academic Support or Student Services      E-mail      [email_address] or [email_address]      Phone     518-783-6203      Mail        SUNY Empire State College Northeast Center                     21 British American Blvd.                      Latham, NY 12110 Helping You Connect the Pieces for Academic Success

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