Learning Styles – Do You Know Yours?

Learning Styles – Do You Know Yours?

Your Learning Style – Knowing how you learn best is your very first step in mapping out a college and career success strategy.

In general, most people are unaware that their learning style can impact the quality of their academic performance and professional success.

Understanding how you receive, analyze, and process information can really help you tackle more successfully any academic and/or workplace challenge you may encounter along the way.

Learning Style

Types of Learning Styles:

Three basic learning styles exist.  In academic literature, there are all sorts of derivations.  But we like to stick to the basics and encourage each learner to individualize his or her own style.

Visual Learners:

Learns best by seeing things such as pictures, graphics, and charts. They like to see things written out but may have a hard time concentrating while listening to a subject being explained to them.

Auditory Learners:

Learns best by listening. These learners prefer to hear things being explained rather than read about them. Reading material out loud often helps them learn better.

Kinesthetic/Tactile Learners:

Learns best through hands-on experience, touching things or participating in activities that help these learners to retain information. They also prefer writing things down.

Not surprising, most people learn by using a combination of all three styles! 

Whatever your preference…

Remember one thing – you can always incorporate learning strategies from each learning style into your academic and professional development plans.

By doing so, you take the best of each to enrich your own individual style.

Also knowing how others learn, whether in an academic setting or workplace environment, can be of extraordinary value to you with planning group projects or managing staff.

Review and analyze the various tips and strategies associated with each learning style listed below:

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To learn more, visit Education Planner.org and take their FREE learning style assessment.