Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Knowing Your Personal Learning Style Helps You Learn Faster and Better

Having difficulties learning the material presented in your classes? It could be that you are studying in an inappropriate way for your personal learning style. I spent countless hours studying in ways that did not match my learning style, which means I did not do as well on my tests and exams as I would have, had I studied in a way that was more appropriate for my learning style.

I am primarily a visual learner, which means I more easily retain what I see than what I hear. By learning my personal learning style, I was able to adjust my study habits to be more productive and helpful for my learning goals. Do you know your learning style? The North Caroline State University has a free online learning styles test you can take. You need to enter a name in the first textbox, answer the questions, then go to the results. Your results will be processed and displayed. Print these out, so that you can refer to them when you go to the page that explains what the results mean. To discover your own learning style, visit http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html

1 comment:

  1. I'm trying to bone up on my calculus, and while I'm taking an online college course, I still find I need some outside help. The Khan Academy videos on YouTube are very helpful, as are any visual examples and whiteboarding exercises that you can watch over and over online.