Learning Styles Essay

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My Learning Style Essay The reason for doing this essay is to try and discover which is my best and worst way to learn and then to come up with a strategy for improving my ability to learn. The first thing that I need to do is research what different learning styles there is, after I have done this I can determine what are my preferred learning styles. I have always thought I learned better when I took a hands-on approach. This type of learning is called Physical (kinesthetic). After taking a short questionnaire, I also found that I prefer to learn with visual aids, such as pictures and graphs. This type of learning style is referred to as Visual (spatial). I enjoy working with computers. The physical aspects of manipulating the keyboard and the visual depictions on the screen fit right into my preferred learning style. The opposite learning styles, involving listening and verbal skills, are more difficult for me. I would much rather learn how something works by using it than by listening to someone tell me how it works. When any of my teachers stand in front of the classroom and just reads form the text book. This type of teaching is my kryptonite, the words just pass right through me. To help me my learning process in class's like that i need to recreate the lectured material using my own visual tools and adapt my teacher's preferred teaching methods to my preferred learning styles. As a visual/physical learner, its is challenging for me when verbal or aural teaching techniques are used. I only consume bits of what i read or hear, i always have to look away from the speaker, think process all the words, and come up with what they represent visually. By learning that there are different learning styles and the style i predominately follow, I now know how to apply some simple techniques that will aid in my learning in my many class's that

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