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Learning 101: Learning Styles

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Everybody has a way of learning that works for them. By identifying your learning style, you can adapt your studying to best suit your learning needs.

Everybody has a way of learning that works for them. By identifying your learning style, you can adapt your studying to best suit your learning needs.

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  • -Do harder subjects first-Stay positive-Five minute rule-Make lists and put easy things on that list-Cross off completed items off the list-Have a reward system in place-Break down tasks- avoid study marathons-Don’t be afraid to ask for help-Keep your motivation in mind
  • -Do harder subjects first-Stay positive-Five minute rule-Make lists and put easy things on that list-Cross off completed items off the list-Have a reward system in place-Break down tasks- avoid study marathons-Don’t be afraid to ask for help-Keep your motivation in mind
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    • 1. Learning Styles
    • 2. What is Learning Style? • • • • Preference, not a strength Can help you develop efficient study skills No one style is better than others Mat change with experience and age
    • 3. VARK • • • • Visual Aural Read/Write Kinesthetic Take the V-A-R-K here: http://www.vark-learn.com/english/index.asp
    • 4. How to Spot a Visual Learner • • • • • • • • • • • • use highlighters color code wear bright colors like to read good spellers organized would rather watch than talk have difficulty following verbal directions are easily distracted by noise doodle on paper remember faces better than names remember details, but may not understand big picture
    • 5. Study Tips for Visual Learners • • • • • • • need to see it in order to learn memorize things by seeing it on paper learn with graphs, diagrams, and pictures draw examples use acronym’s use color doodle
    • 6. How to Spot an Aural Learner • • • • • talk aloud to themselves remember names read slowly talk more in class; need discussion to learn poor note takers because they do more listening • is looking up at teacher’s mouth during class
    • 7. Study Tips for Aural Learners • • • • • • • • • • • • learn through hearing listen to music while studying recognize variations in a person’s tone of voice #1 study technique is to go to class (for discussion) explain new ideas to other people remember interesting examples, stories, jokes, etc. need pictures and visuals explained to them use rhyming use video, audio, and books on tape use a tape recorder for class have them answer questions orally and give oral tests study in groups
    • 8. How to Spot a Read/Write Learner • writes a lot of notes (often verbatim) • looks down in class because they are always taking notes • make lists • need to organize graphs/charts into words • need to refrain ideas and principles into their own words
    • 9. Study Tips for Read/Write Learners • • • • like handouts like to use manuals do well with teachers who use words well learn through textbooks more than what is taught in class • learn by writing things over and over • learn by reading notes over and over
    • 10. How to Spot a Kinesthetic Learner • learns by doing • need to touch, feel, and handle things (uses all five senses to learn) • will say “let me try” • often fidgety people • needs to know why this matters • they jump from idea to idea (spider webbing)
    • 11. Study Tips for Kinesthetic Learners • • • • • • learn by teaching the material to others need to try it themselves to learn how to do it learn by acting out & role playing need real world examples word association need to move their bodies to learn something new ex: studying and bouncing a ball or walking • encourage to explore outside the classroom • learn well in labs, field trips, tours
    • 12. Extroverted vs. Introverted • Extroverted Learners – likes learning in groups, processes externally • Introverted Learners – likes learning alone, processes internally
    • 13. Learning Styles Mismatch Have a proactive and positive attitude Translate or transform the material into something you can understand Be open to new ways of learning. Find ways to effectively communicate with your instructor Ask friends and classmates how they cope with different teaching

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