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Prof says style affects learning

By Diana Silva/reporter

Students attended a speech earlier this month on NE Campus to learn how to find the most effective way to study and manage their time.

Lisa Uhlir, a NE associate government professor, presented What Is Your Learning Style? to a room of about 65 to 70 students Sept. 9.

One of those students was Margarita Alcaraz, who attends classes on NE Campus.

“This speech could help me in many ways on how to get prepared for my tests,” she said.

Uhlir explained three types of students and how they prefer to study.

Auditory learners find it helpful to read out loud, record lectures using a tape recorder or work in study groups. It is easier for them to listen instead of read from a book, Uhlir said. Oral exams are best for auditory learners, she said.

Visual learners, the next group Uhlir talked about, find it easier to use notes, practice with old exams and read textbooks. 

The last group Uhlir referred to was tactic learners, who are usually not good at spelling and have trouble explaining something, even though it’s clear in their minds. They learn faster by practicing and studying with memory games.

Chris Lister, a NE student, found the speech helpful.

“I learned a lot,” Lister said. “It was very valuable, and it met my expectations.”

Morgan Roy, another student who attended the speech, said it was informative.

“It helped me realize I am a visual learner,” Roy said.

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