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1 What’s Your Learning Style?
Presented By Elisa Paramore Project Counselor

2 What is learning style? They are different ways of learning.
There are 3 different learning styles Visual Auditory Kinesthetic

3 How Do Learning Styles Differ?
Visual Learners learn best by seeing information Auditory Learners learn best by hearing information Kinesthetic Learners learn best by doing something

4 What are the Characteristics of Visual Learners
Information presented in graphs, charts, or diagrams easily remembered Have strong visualization skills- can look up- often to the left and see the information either written or drawn Make movies in their head of information being read Have strong visual-spatial skills Pay close attention to the body language, facial expressions, eyes and stance of others while talking Have a keen awareness of the beauty of the environment, visual media and art

5 Study Tips for Visual Learners
Make black and white copies of study material if color distracts you Make color copy or highlight important information if color helps you to focus Study information on a computer screen Pay attention to pictures in your textbook to help remember information Pay attention to page layout so that later you can recall the answer by sketching out the page on scrap paper Determine if you learn best by reading from handwritten or printed out pages Find a film documentary or TV show that discuss subject you are studying

6 What are the Characteristics of Auditory Learners
Excellent listeners Need to hear or speak information to learn it Prefers listening to reading or writing Difficulty reading body language and facial expressions Can reproduce letters, symbols or words by hearing them Enjoys plays, diction, and dialogue Likes music Can learn by listening to tapes Often hum or talk to selves or others Can repeat or fulfill verbal instructions

7 Auditory Learners, con’t
Solves problems by talking them out Good at telling jokes or stories Likes class discussions but easily distracted by noise Filters information through listening and repeating out loud Learning phonics helpful to reading Listens to lecture then takes notes or relies on printed notes

8 Study Tips for Auditory Learners
Study in groups and talk things out Use tape recorder to record lectures, tutoring sessions and study group discussions Reduce notes to main ideas and record on tape Read text out loud and record on tape Listen to tapes while driving

9 Study Tips for Auditory Learners, con’t
Dictate papers to be typed on tape Read questions out loud Work out problems aloud Sit in front row Participate in class discussions Make speeches and presentations about material to be learned

10 Study Tips for Auditory Learners, con’t
Use jingles or mnemonics to learn material Use verbal analogies and story telling to demonstrate your point Read explanations out loud To learn steps in a process, write them in sentence form and recite out loud Explain ideas to others Recite, recite, recite Discuss ideas verbally whenever possible, even out loud to yourself

11 What are the Characteristics of Kinesthetic Learners
Remember what was done, not said or heard Don’t hear things well Touching and moving things are important in learning Not avid listeners Attacks things physically Learns by imitation and practice

12 Characteristics of Kinesthetic Learners, con’t
Touches things to get a sense of what they are all about Likes to talk about feelings May have had difficulty learning to read Loves games Impulsive May appear slow to learn if information not presented in way they can do something with it Dresses comfortably Much unconsciously touch others a lot May be athletic, like swimming, cooking, running, eating, sailing, dancing, working out or massages

13 Study Tips for Kinesthetic Learners
Hold book while reading Write while reading or talking Sit near front and take notes while listening to keep focused Use extra time in lab that may be offered Use computer to enhance learning by typing out notes Practice slow breathing to relax and focus

14 Study Tips for Kinesthetic Learners, con’t
Write with fingers in sand Write lists repeatedly Exaggerate lip movements in mirror Use hands on experience when possible Stand up when explaining something Use rhythm to memorize or explain information

15 Study Tips for Kinesthetic Learners, con’t
Use gestures when explaining something to others When possible, make models that demonstrate main concept to be learned Make flashcard for each step of process and put them in order until it becomes automatic Record lectures and listen while exercising or walking Use role playing with study partner Associate feelings with information

16 Thank You for Your Participation
I hope this information has been useful in helping you determine your learning style and given you some useful tips for studying more effectively. If you are viewing this online, please come by Student Support Services, Malone Hall 116, and pick up an Academic Seminar Evaluation form to fill out and turn in, or you may fill out the form online after clicking on the link below”. If you have any suggestions for future seminar topics, please see Hannah Yohn or another Student Support Services staff member.

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