Reflection Topic: Learning Styles
Determining your learning style can be both beneficial and fun. Go to the VARK website and learn about the four major learning styles: Visual, Aural (Auditory), Read/Write and Kinesthetic. Then take the VARK Questionnaire. Once you know your style(s) read about the different learning strategies here:
Once you have completed the readings, answer these questions:
- Was this your first time taking this type of inventory? If no, did your results change from the last time? If so, did your learning style results surprise you?
- Now that you have identified your learning style, how will you apply this knowledge to your studying?
- Reflect on the studying strategies you have used previously. Have your study habits been effective? Why or why not? What studying strategies from this week do you think will be helpful?
Be sure that your Learning Journal entry is a minimum of 400 words.
Every week in your learning journal for Online Education Strategies, you will practice APA format. For the past 4 weeks, we have practiced how to cite and reference different kinds materials – books, articles, website, and videos. While there are other kinds of materials that can be cited and referenced, most will be very similar to what you have already learned.
Last week, we started focusing on how to correctly quote and how to correctly paraphrase. This week, we will continue this work. Go back to the e-book you found for our Week 1 APA exercise. Then, complete the following exercise:
- What was the full reference for the e-book you found for the Week 1 APA exercise? (If your instructor gave you feedback on how to correct your reference, be sure to write the correct reference this week).
- What was the in-text citation for the e-book you found for the Week 1 APA exercise? (If your instructor gave you feedback on how to correct your citation, be sure to write the correct citation this week).
- Find a paragraph in your e-book, and copy and paste it here.
- Select a section from #3, and using the APA rule for short quotations, put the section in quotation marks while adding an APA in-text citation at the end.
- Re-read the section from #3, and re-write it in your own words while adding an APA in-text citation at the end. (This is called paraphrasing).
Note: If you are struggling, try reviewing the UoPeople APA tutorials in the LRC.