Once you have determined your preferred learning style, review the corresponding link to view your learning preference. Review the other learning styles: visual, aural, read/write, kinesthetic, and multimodal (listed on the VARK Questionnaire Results page). Compare your preferred learning strategies to the identified strategies for your preferred learning style. Appraise how this will change your way of studying, if any.
In a paper (750-1,000 words), summarize your analysis of this exercise. Include the following:
Provide a summary of your learning style.
List your preferred learning strategies.
Compare your preferred learning strategies to the identified strategies for your preferred learning style. Appraise any change you need to make in your study habits.
Cite a minimum of three references in the paper.
Refer to “VARK Analysis Paper Grading Criteria.”
Although the topic of this assignment refers to your individual learning style, avoid the use of first person tone (words such as, “I, we, our”) in your essay.
Prepare this assignment according the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
EXAMPLE (CONTENTS) OF A VARK PERSONAL PROFILE
(Each profile is usually 7-8 pages in length depending on the VARK scores provided. The various sections of the profile are shown below.)
This profile was written for a person with a strong AURAL preference who had VARK scores of: V= 3, A= 12, R = 5 and K= 2 and a total of 22.
Section AThe profile begins with some general points about what VARK indicates and what it does not. Not all are shown here. 1.VARK is not a definitive measure. With only 13 questions it indicates your preferences for the ways in which new learning is “taken in” and expressed. 2.VARK provides information about your Preferences which may not be the same as your Strengths. Although you may be a skilled artist you may not choose “visual” as your way to learn new information. Similarly there are skilled athletes who prefer not to learn using their kinesthetic mode (K) although they will use that mode extensively when performing/playing. 3.Nobody works in a single mode and very little of our communication is possible in a single mode. etc.
Section BSome characteristics of those who have a single preference follow: e.g. Those who have a single preference have a number of stances. They may choose to use only their preferred mode for making major decisions and for learning. They say they are indecisive and confused when information comes to them in other modes. Having made their decisions using just one mode, they may be less confident that it is the “right” one than those who have used many modes to check their understanding. etc.
Section CNow to your personal profile: (When you receive your Profile this paragraph is updated to use the latest data from the VARK database) Your Aural/Oral preference is very strong. Your score of 12 is well ahead of the other modes. In our April- June 2005 database of 19000 people, only 3% of respondents were in the same category as you – with an Aural preference – and yours is Very Strong. Others may have Aural as a secondary preference or part of a multimodal set of preferences but those who are mild, strong or very strong in their Aural preferences are a small group. etc.
Section DGraphs and Tables. The most recent graph of preferences and a table showing percentages with a similar profile are inserted here.
Section EStrategies for learning as a person with an Aural-preference.
Section F( 1-2 pages)
1.How to use an Aural preference as a student.
2.How to use an Aural preference when communicating/working with others.
Section GA case study of a student with a similar Aural profile is provided in this section.
Section HThe Profile ends with the appropriate Helpsheet(s).