Yesterday, the Daily Post had a prompt called “Learning Style” asking about your learning style.
I used to cringe when people would pass out those learning style inventories and such.
I have never been one to really fit into one of the boxes.
And I suppose that is a good thing.
It is easier for me to say what I don’t learn well doing…
I have never been a fan of the group work.
Sometimes I like to joke it is because I’m an only child and don’t play well with others.
But seriously, I hate relying on other people to get work done.
Plus, I was always one of those kids who would have a bunch of work dumped on them. And I like to teach and help people, but I want to get to do my own work too.
So, group work is a big no!
I am also not the best at learning by doing. I like to learn by doing… Otherwise medicine would be a big issue. That being said, practical skills learning by doing takes me a long time. Manipulative skills are not my strong suit.
I like to read things in books. Or hear them in lectures.
And yes, I prefer them in print. Or tables.
I don’t get mneumonics. Pictures don’t stick in my head particularly well (unless they are hilarious and not fully related).
I work things out in my own head through research and note taking… Then, I can apply it.
My books are highlighted. I make post-its to piece together concepts. Sometimes, I make entire sets of my own notes. I like practice questions.
The more real-life applications and examples, the better.
But I need to know the basic concepts and build principles.
That is how I learn best.