Learning Strengths And Weaknesses

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Learning Styles and Strengths Paper Learning is a universal aspect of everyday life; a fundamental development that changes through an individual’s life span. However, every individual learns in different ways throughout their life. I believed learning was standardized, and if someone was not learning at the same pace, they were not trying hard enough or they had some sort of learning disability. I have gone through my life thinking I just did not learn fast enough and/or perhaps I had a learning disability. With that in mind, it is something that impeded me from growing intellectually for many, many years, and is still omnipresent. As I read through my results from the Solomon-Felder Index of Learning Styles questionnaire, I reflected …show more content…
Not surprise by the high number in collaborative, I gauge my understanding of the material by seeing everyone else understanding. Sharing ideas or concepts with my peers is very beneficial when I do not (yet) get the material. Yet, I am surprised with my score in Dependent. I do agree that I see my peers and instructor as a source of support structure, along with asking the professor for specific guidelines. Nonetheless, I do not agree that I lack intellectual curiosity. I feel since my return to academia, I have really enjoyed learning, and more so obtaining answers to what I am curious about. With Participant preference, I feel it should have been a bit higher. I find that I am able to grasp and understand more by attending lectures that give me the opportunity to participate in discussions. I do agree that professors/instructors that are vague when going over the material, I tend to have a harder time …show more content…
Yet, when taking a closer look at each category there are areas I need to work on. My overall academic risk score is 2.77 at 49%ile, in reading 3.57, processing and comprehension 3.70, writing-processing 3.50, and reading 5.00. Yes! I score high in subject areas that are most important to succeed is academia (in my opinion). Yet, the finding did not surprise me. I started to struggle in middle school, and fell through the cracks in the educational system. I was or still is that student that freezes when asked to read out loud in class. I try to gauge what the paragraph or section I would read so I can practice while others are reading their parts. The words become fuzzy, therefore, I have a hard time focusing reading, I start to stumble and I get so nervous that I start to read louder in order to focus on the words. Such a degrading experience…mostly because I feel people correlate it with my intelligence. Funny note is that when reading myself and though I have a hard time comprehending what I am reading; I can read fluently. Also, I am the last one to volunteer to write on the whiteboard as a result of my inability to spell words correctly (thank God for auto check!). All these things limit me from growing academically, though I have made it this far (somethings I wonder how) they are ever present, even more so now participating in a small cohort

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