How do you learn best? Have you ever thought that you might be more effective in your classes if you fully understood the methods for learning and studying that work best for your learning style? This section is designed to allow you to assess your learning style and provide some ideas for strategies that will help you to be more effective in the classroom. Remember, we all learn in different ways but everyone can learn effectively.
Assessing Your Learning Style
The first step in the process is to assess your learning style. Please take one of the following inventories. These inventories are meant to give you valuable feedback about your learning style but should not be considered diagnostic or predictive.
After the assessment be sure to look at the helpsheets associated with each learning modality. You will find lots of helpful study and test taking tips.
Learning Style Strategies
Once you have completed one of the inventories (or both!), you'll have an indication of your learning style preferences. Though all of us are able to learn in all of the modes, we tend to have preferences for certain styles. The following information may then be helpful as you work to modify how you study, prepare for exams, read your assignments or take notes during lectures in new and more interesting ways.
Learning Styles strategies from Student Success Center, Purdue University North Central and Muskingum College Center for Advancement of Learning.