Personal Learning Style Essay
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PERSONAL LEARNING STYLE
Who would have ever thought taking a college course would require one to learn how to learn? It is a good concept we normally undergo at a very young age. At the pre-school age one will find children learning their strength and weakness through their playtime. As adults we almost forget we have to learn how to learn to continue growth in our workplace, school, and in life. In our second week of online classes I learned strengths and weakness in my learning style with the aid of learning assessments, personality spectrums, and time management logs. In this paper, I intend to describe the various components of my learning style and outline a plan to improve my time…show more content…
Sometimes retyping my notes worked and sometimes it was just a waste of time I could have used doing other things.
Managing my time has been something that I have been able to do throughout my time in the military. Making the best use of my time by analyzing my use of time is what I am learning from our experience with our time-management logs. After reviewing my time management logs I saw clearly I needed to spend more time on school at home where I can have an ideal setting for learning. With the remaining three weeks of class, I plan to make good use of the free time I have at home for the required reading and work on assignments for the class. Study time at home will consist of me moving to another room that is quiet and informing my family of the time I plan to spend learning without interruptions. Presently I have time at work where I can login to class and read the postings and complete some of the reading. I intend to allow myself more free time in the morning, and complete more reading at home, study more of the reading and place more emphasis on the homework assignments.
Learning from the assessments I completed this week I, I plan to build on my moderately developed skills and my underdeveloped skills. Increasing areas such as my Body-Kinesthetic, will more than likely enable me to be a better reader. These
Personal Learning Styles Essay
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Personal learning styles are highly complex and unique to specific individuals. It is often difficult to pinpoint an exact learning style. Though there are different categories, we often fine tune them to our own abilities. By examining our traits and tendencies we create a clearer understanding of how we process and learn information. With careful review, I have developed a specific analysis of my learning characteristics, including an evaluation of skill levels. Based on what I have recently learned and know from experience, I have also devised a structured plan for improvement of time management and study skills.
From a very young age, writing has been a passion of mine. Through writing I have developed an…show more content…
Working in a group setting was completely undesirable for me; as I would much rather work on my own. With an introverted personality, I understand my need for independent thinking. I am only able to concentrate in quite, personalized settings because of easy distractions.
Similarly, organization is a key element to my unique learning style. After taking the “Personality Spectrum” (Carter, Bishop, Kravits, 2002) assessment, I have become even more aware of my compatibility with structured learning environments. In class, I need information to be presented in an easy but detailed fashion. I prefer outlines style formats over summaries of information. It is also essential that I know what is expected with academics and assignments. This knowledge insures confidence in my academic ability and allows me to set extra goals when needed.
With respect to my stronger skills, there are still underdeveloped areas of learning which I would like to improve on. Reading, for example, is my biggest struggle. I have a significant amount of trouble remembering and comprehending what I read. This has ultimately caused my lack of interest in this type of learning. I also struggle with lecture style environments, which is again due to my deficient ability to retain information in this type of setting.
While my new found academic goals reflect my desire for personal achievement,