Study Aid Paula Belyeu Behavioral Science August 2011
Notes Creating notes of the important points while reading is a strategy that I can implement. With thisstrategy, I will be able to review information easily, and have a history of the vital information that I learned in a particular course or book.
Mind MappingBy using mind mapping tools, I can create a visual of the information that I am learning and comprehending. I can even add some images if needed to makethe learnings more “relevant” to my learning style with the ability to remember the information.
Highlighting By highlighting the most important points as I read through my text, it gives me the opportunity to comprehend the information quicker,easier, study for tests and exams, and it also gives the black and white ink a more visual effect and interest.
Cognitive Learning Style: VisualVisual Learners are able to learnbetter through visual aids likeimages, presentations and are morelikely to read instructions beforetrying or using something for theﬁrst time. They are able to put textto their learnings once they are ableto see the visual representation.
Cognitive Learning Style: Auditory Auditory Learners use their listening skills to obtain information and learn. They are more likely to comprehend instructions better when they are spoken.
CognitiveLearning Style: KinestheticKinesthetic Learners are more“touchy-feely” kind of learnersand use their sense of touch togain knowledge. When theirlessons involve some type ofphysical activity, theycomprehend information better.
My Personal Results Cognitive Learning Styles Now add up how many A’s, B’s and C’s you selected. A’s = 18 B’s = 8 C’s = 4 Brain Dominance You responded as a right brained person to undeﬁned questions, and you responded as a left brained person to undeﬁned questions. According to the Hemispheric Dominance test, you use the left side or your brain the most. Some of the traits associated with the left side of the brain are listed in the table. Not all of the traits will apply to you. Remember, we use both sides of our brain, but your left side gets the most exercise. Multiple Intelligences Musical=4.71, Self = 4.57, Social = 4.57, Spatial = 3.86, Language = 3.71, Body Movement = 3.43, Logic/Math = 3.29, Nature = 1.86
My ThoughtsPersonally, I have always felt like I learnedbetter with visuals and through hands-onactivities. On the Multiple Intelligencesactivity, I scored higher in the musicalintelligence, which is understandablebecause I love music and once a rhythm orjingle is in my head, it’s there for aconsiderable timeframe.After taking these assessments, I am goingto try implementing the auditory learningstyle as well as the kinesthetic learningstyle more to see if they will help with mycomprehension of information. I think thatcertain learning styles may work better forcertain subjects and situations.