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VARK Analysis paper

Grand Canyon University
Family Centered Health Promotion
Linnette Nolte, RN, BSN, MSN
September 21, 2012

VARK Analysis paper
There are several styles of learning that are used by individuals. VARK is an acronym that stand for visual, aural, read/write, and kinesthetic that is used for measuring an individuals style of learning. These different learning styles will be discussed as well as ways to improve study habits to best fit this authors learning style. Visual learners retain information best when they are able to use flow sheets, maps, diagrams or models when learning new information. This type of learner needs to observe the material in an attractive manner. The visual learner will do best if studying using pictures, logos, designs, colors, or flow charts. Seeing the picture as a whole makes it easier for the visual learner to make sense of and retain the information presented to them. The aural learner would benefit best when having material explained to them. Written words to them are not as easily retained or preferred as when having the material explained. This type of learner prefers to listen rather than take notes. Aural learners benefit when they are able to discuss the information needing to be learned. Read/write type learners prefer to learn by reading or using list. This type of learner uses books, power point presentations, takes notes, and uses essays as learning tools. This type of learner will read their notes repetitively, and can also be found to read silently, and may prefer their notes to be in list form. Aural learners will also rewrite ideas and principle that were learned in the classroom in order to retain the information that was presented to them. Kinesthetic learners tend to experiment and use a more hands on approach for learning. Some learning methods that the kinesthetic learner will use to retain information would be role playing, verbalizing with...
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