VARK Learning Style
Grant Canyon University
May 25, 2013
VARK Learning Style
In 1987, Neil Fleming developed an inventory designed to help students and others learn more about their individual learning preferences. That invention is the VARK Assessment. “VARK is a questionnaire developed and used at Lincoln University, identifies the preferences of students for particular modes of information presentation”(Fleming, 1995). After taking the VARK quiz, it turns out the writer have a multimodal learning preference which includes both Aural and Read/Write learning styles. Aural learning style is basically related to all the things that have to do with hearing, or listening such as a lecture. A person who is an aural learner, learns best through listening to things being taught and might have a harder time trying to gain knowledge using other methods such as reading, write, or using visual diagrams. The Read/Write learning style on the other hand is more about reading about the subjects, and writing things down in the process in order to learn. A person who is a read/write learner is someone who learns best through reading textbooks, notes, handouts and things of that sort while also writing things down about what they read in order to retain the information and learn it in a more efficient way. As a multimodal learner, the writer according to the VARK quiz should use a combination of these two learning styles to acquire the best results. Learning strategies which work best according to the writer while studying would be reading study guides, and taking notes while also listening to lectures which excite a student about that which they are learning about. Reading textbooks and outline each chapter is another strategy the writer use often, since it helps the writer have a concise version of the chapter to refer to before a test. Other good strategies would be making flash cards, and watching videos about the subject which...
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