Find out your learning style

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Posted 15 Aug 2007 in Back to School

learning_1.pngFinding out what your learning style is and tailoring your approach to classes, reading, studying and organization to it may help you process information more efficiently, thus becoming more successful in school.

Diablo Valley College’s learning styles survey is helpful to determine what your learning style is.

The survey answers the question of whether or not you are a visual, auditory, or tactile/kinesthetic learner with a series of simple situations (32 questions total).

You can take the survey at the DVC Learning Style Survey for College website.

I took the survey and my results are:

The Visual/ Nonverbal Learning Style: You learn best when information is presented visually and in a picture or design format. In a classroom setting, you benefit from instructors who use visual aids such as film, video, maps and charts. You benefit from information obtained from the pictures and diagrams in textbooks. You tend to like to work in a quiet room and may not like to work in study groups. When trying to remember something, you can often visualize a picture of it in your mind. You may have an artistic side that enjoys activities having to do with visual art and design.

Wow. Makes sense to me. Now, I can find out ways to tailor my learning to my learning style – and hopefully, be more successful in school!

Coming tomorrow: 5 Listening and Note taking Skills that Work


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