Learning Styles

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Learning Styles

Not everyone learns the same way.

Learning styles are simply the methods we use to learn and understand new information. 

You may find that more than one learning style is helpful for you. Some people are:

Auditory Learners

  • Learn through listening.
  • Discussing ideas learned or repeating out loud can help you remember key points when studying.

Visual Learners

  • Learn through visual representations of knowledge, thoughts, ideas, and concepts.
  • Drawings, graphs, and charts may be helpful for you.

Reading/Writing Learners

  • Learn through reading and writing.
  • A good strategy for this type of learning is to go over your notes after class, summarize, and rewrite them to create a new, condensed set of study notes.

Tactile/Kinesthetic Learners

  • Learn through doing.
  • Tactile learners like hands-on learning.

It is important to remember that many students experience a drop in their grades in their first semester or two of university or college.

This is not unusual and in most cases, you just need time to adjust to your new learning environment. Consider these helpful tips and ask for support if you need it to help along the way.

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The way you receive and process information can have a lot to do with who you are and the other aspects of your personality. 

Things to think about:
  • How would you describe your learning style(s)?
  • How would you share your learning style(s) with those who teach you?
  • How does your learning style(s) influence how you engage or communicate with other people?
  • In what ways does your learning style(s) influence how you learn about the world around you?
  • In what ways does your learning style(s) impact your connection to or engagement with school?
  • In what ways does your learning style(s) impact the other pieces of your identity?