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Academic Support: Learning Styles

Office of Student Retention and Success

Learning styles module

Module Objective

After completing this module, you will have a better understanding of your academic strengths and a plan of how to use them more effectively.

1. Introduction

One of the most important things you can do to succeed academically is to “learn about learning” – in other words, to reflect on how you learn in order to maximize your results.

The latest research shows that how we typically think about learning styles is wrong: It is not that our brains are hard-wired to learn a certain way, but rather that our brains are flexible and can be trained to use different styles of learning best suited to different subjects and situations. This video will explain more...

2. Learning styles questionnaire

The first step is to use this questionnaire to find out about your learn ing styles. You may have done this type of questionnaire before, but this version is particularly good at showing you how your styles mix.  Follow the link and answer the 20 questions. Remember to write down your results! You will need them to complete this module. 

Are you surprised by your learning styles mix? 

3. Learning tools

Now, the useful part: let's look at WHEN and HOW to use each one!