One of the things we quickly find out in the challenging courses in Biology I teach is that students can study more efficiently if they know their learning style. There’s not enough time now to read, do, and re-read and re-do the material. You may only have one time to grasp it – what’s the best way for you? That’s where learning style comes in. While there are many variants, I prescribe to these top three:
Visual – you remember what you see. On a test, you can see the picture that the question is asking about. You can see your notes or summary.
Auditory – you hear me (or yourself) say the answer while you are taking the test. Many ESL (English-as-a-Second-Language) students are auditory. Some of you hear me in your sleep. Recording my lectures on your phone or voice recorder is helpful.
Kinesthetic/Tactile – you learn by doing. You must apply what we are learning, even if that just means teaching to someone else (before you feel you know it all).
I'm working on revising the links below (there are too many), meanwhile, here's a file (PDF) I use in my Bio 100 class for them to evaluate their learning style.
I'm looking at other items to put on this page.
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