The following is not a required assignment.
If you do it, and answer the questions, I will
include an "A" in a grade column.
If you don't do it, I will put an "X" in
the column. (No harm, no foul).
There is some question as to whether knowing your
"Learning Style" will help you study better (see gray box
Knowing it can't hurt.
Go to www.vark-learn.com
(the page should open in a new window).
Click on either "Questionaire" in the menu
or the big arrowhead.
Answer the questions.
After you click submit you will see a list of the
possible learning styles: Visual, Aural, Read/Write and Kinesthetic. There
will be numbers assigned beside each of the learning styles. The style
with the highest number applies to you. If there are two or more with
equal number, then you are Multimodal, meaning you learn in more than one
Record the results below. If a mode is blank, leave
it blank here.
Below the list of learning styles is a list of links
to information on each style. Investigate your learning styles. [UNLESS
YOU HAVE EXTRA MONEY DON'T BUY THE PROFILE]
Use the information you see after clicking to answer
the following questions about your self.
Q-1 How do you best learn information? What can you do in school and
at home to improve your learning?
How should you study? What, specifically, can you do?
Q-3 What should you do to perform well on tests? Specifically
Knowing your learning style may
not help you in the same way that knowing you have a disease does
not cure the disease or weighing yourself does not fix obesity. It
is the next step that is important - When students make changes to
their study methods based on their VARK preferences, their learning
will be enhanced, that is, when they use strategies that align with
their preferences. It is what you do after you learn your
preferences that has the potential to make a difference.