Study Habits Essay

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Learning Styles: Fact or Fiction, A Literature Review of Learning
Guy F. Workman
This paper was completed and submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master Teacher Program, a 2-year faculty professional development program conducted by the Center for Teaching Excellence, United States Military
Academy, West Point, NY, 2012.

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During my fourth deployment, my Brigade Commander notified me that I had been selected to teach at West Point. This new assignment struck me as odd for two reasons: first, I had not applied for the position, and second, during college, I was not what you’d call a “stand-out” student. To say that I was surprised to find myself preparing to teach college students was an
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What organization doesn’t want adaptable, hardworking professionals who can produce results regardless of how their guidance is presented?
Many of the articles and chapters we explored are dedicated to the idea that teachers are accountable for student learning. This is true. However, it bears mentioning that this concept, as a mainstay, comes at the cost of student accountability. If the teacher presents the requisite information and provides appropriate resources for further understanding, it is the responsibility

of the student to learn the material in a method congruent with, or in spite of, their perceived preferences of learning styles.
Armed with only enough information to be dangerous, I sought out resources to confirm or deny the existence of these learning styles and form an opinion as to whether accommodating them creates better grades but academically weaker graduates.
I have prepared this review to present both sides of the Learning Style debate. This review will cover the history, definition, beneficial attributes, as well as some of the controversial aspects of
Learning Styles as they relate to teaching. Additionally, the annotated bibliography provides summaries of some of the most relevant resources I found. In my opinion, Learning Styles are

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