Essay on Learning about Learning Styles

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A learning style is a way in which a learner begins to concentrate on, process, and retain new and difficult information (Dunn & Dunn, 1987). A teacher cannot expect a student to listen to a story and answer a series of questions then expect them to make a perfect score when the student learns better by reading. Learning styles are simply deduced by how information is processed. Understand one’s individual learning style helps him or her by setting them up for success instead of setting them up for failure.
Every human being learns in a different and unusual way. There are not any two people in the world that learns the same way. Some people learn through working with their hands, some learn through what they see and can process and
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Those styles are visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic. To simplify the learning style into words that are easier to comprehend and remember visual means to see, auditory means to hear and tactile/kinesthetic means to touch. As humans, all of these or a combination of all three of these learning styles, in a single person, is used on a daily basis. To better understand these learning styles, a brief but thorough description is going to be provided.

Visual learners prefer to read and study in order to understand what they are learning. Visual learners should take notes on what they read and should have a highlighter available to be able to highlight information that would seem important to this learner. These learners seem to be better with graphs and maps than the others learning styles. These learners also seem to have a more photogenic memory. They can remember more things by what they saw when they were told certain information.
Visual learners have a harder time reading because when they read they have the habit of making words into pictures. These individuals have a harder time talking on the telephone because talking on the telephone takes away from the in person contact and eliminates the ability to see and process the other person body language. Visual learners can remember information that was presented to them as a child years later. Most of the
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