Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V
February 9, 2013
Everyone has their own preferred way how to learn, when to learn and what is learned. It has been noted there are four main ways, or styles of learning, visual, auditory, read/write and kinesthetic. These styles are represented by the title VARK. VARK is actually the questionnaire which people can use to determine which learning method they prefer. Whether a person’s style of learning is identified or not, the importance is that individuals realize what works best for them. This preferred way can be utilized in a classroom, as well as in a boardroom or conference room at work. This paper will explain briefly the four learning styles and an in-depth analysis of the kinesthetic style, the preferred style of this writer. People generally use a combination of styles when they learn, but most often one or two main types are the styles in which individuals learn best. Visual learners are those who learn through watching or observing things. They prefer charts and graphs or other visual aids. Diagrams and flow charts work well with them when presenting a difficult process. If they can see the flow, they can remember the process. They prefer quiet surroundings when studying and need to think for a bit while digesting a teacher’s lecture. Auditory learners comprehend best when they hear things. They often talk to themselves and read out loud to help understand material. The auditory learner does well in study groups, is not afraid to speak up and likes to explain things to others. Listening to a taped recording of a lecture is an easy way for this learner to study. Read/write learners do best with written work. They prefer to read an assignment or write notes while an oral presentation is given. They often only need to read something once and they remember it. They will use note cards and the process of writing things down helps to...
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