The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt 1/17/2016 | Learning Style
“What’s your learning style? Do you prefer learning in a group and in an interactive setting? Or one-on-one? Do you retain information best through lectures, or visuals, or simply by reading books?”
School for me was always challenging, mostly because I am challenging. While I definitely enjoy reading to learn, I learn better in a hands-on situation, but only in a one-on-one, or solo situation, as opposed to in a group. Being in groups makes me anxious. I’m also a horrible test taker. Taking tests, and doing poorly on them, was the only reason I didn’t have a 4.0 GPA in high school.
I also feel like the teacher has a huge impact on how I learn. I’ve had teachers that relied solely on lectures, but made the learning experience more enjoyable because of their personalities, but on the other hand, I’ve had teachers that had interactive lesson plans, but I just couldn’t focus or get into it because of their style.
I also love projects, and the opportunity to be creative. I always excelled at being unique.
Thanks for reading, friends.
2 thoughts on “Daily Prompt 1/17/2016 | Learning Style”
I took a physics class in college that was more of a self-taught situation. The professor would go over a concept for the first part of class and then we’d break in small groups (4 people) and do experiments applying the concept. I did NOT do well in this format. I even got a tutor (and I am the type to NEVER ask for help) and he thought I did well and understood the concept. When it came test time I’d get a D (I think the class average was C). I ended up with a C- in the class. No one did well so I think it was either the professor or the format of the class.
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Definitely sounds like it could have been both! Its so frustrating when you feel like you understand, then nearly fail a test for whatever reason. Ugh.