Discovering Your Personal Learning Style Essay

1397 Words Oct 16th, 2016 6 Pages
Discovering your personal learning style is the beginning step to a successful education. Once you uncover how you learn, you will find that you are able to learn much better. After taking the VARK questionnaire, I have discovered that I am a multimodal learner. According to the Oxford Dictionary (2016), multimodal is defined as being “characterized by several different modes of activity or occurrence”. In simpler terms, it means that my learning preferences include visual, aural, reading/writing, and kinesthetic. For me, I will drift towards different styles of learning depending on what it is that I am learning.
When learning subjects such as math and science, I find it is best to write things out. This way I am able to refer back to a concrete list of instructions rather than searching my memory if I find myself having trouble. If I am learning a skill that requires me to physically do something rather than remember it and write it down on a test, I would rather take the kinesthetic learning approach. I enjoy when a skill is demonstrated and then I get to practice it myself hands on before I am required to use said skill in a real life situation. When it comes to visual learning, it is something I consider to be a large part of my learning profile. Sometimes having illustrated examples or graphs is helpful, but simply watching someone demonstrate a task is a great way to remember what you need to do. I am quite shocked that aural learning is part of my learning profile.…

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