How To Be An Effective Learner

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If I were asked to explain learning to someone who has never taken this course I imagine my response would be far more insightful now than ever before. Prior to my enrollment in this course I would have probably alluded to the idea that learning can only be successful if you are a self-motivated person or if you reach out for help from as many people as you can to make it through a course that may seem difficult for you. I was also of the mindset that being a good learner or studier was either naturally in you or it wasn’t. I no longer have that same mind state as this course comes to an end. It has become very apparent to me that learning (good, bad, or indifferent) is done with intention or a lack thereof. Learning is not a thing that …show more content…
I definitely agree with my LCI rating as a dynamic learner, if I was a little more in tune with my Technical Reasoning I imagine I might even resemble a strong-willed learner. I feel like I use my team of learning patterns very well depending on the situation. I would say I have naturally developed a nice balance of my learning patterns over time; all the while being completely oblivious that it was even a thing! At almost 38 years old and having spent 19 years in the military, I have faced many learning challenges over the years and because of those challenges I naturally had to do what the curriculum in this course forces you to think about doing, which is to use FIT appropriately to adjust your patterns as necessary. If only I would have taken this course when I was 18 years old, I might have saved myself some struggles over the year, but either way I am glad I can make sense of what I’ve already come to have a solid grasp …show more content…
I have to constantly make concentrated effort in intensifying both of them regularly but mostly my Technical Reasoning. This is something that I struggle with at times because I am not the most tech savvy kind of personality or mechanically and electronically inclined, so when I face learning challenges involving those types of tasks I definitely feel overwhelmed. Ensuring success in this class was pretty simple for me because it required almost no Technical Reasoning as far as I could tell. However, there may be courses in the future where I am forced to really intensify that learning pattern in order for me to do well. If that happens I am sure I will refer back to this curriculum and some of my assignments to look at ways to help

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