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Learning styles discussed, found in South’s seminar for students

By Preston Luebbehusen/reporter

Students can make the most of their time in school by understanding their own style of learning.

That was the takeaway from Damonte Jackson’s Learning Styles seminar Jan. 28 on South Campus.

As part of the Skills Workshop Series, attendees were asked to use provided materials to determine their own learning style: visual, auditory or kinesthetic/tactile. Jackson then provided tips and tricks for studying to best suit each style.

Visual learners, Jackson said, should read materials before lectures, highlight or underline key concepts and draw diagrams to show relationships.

For auditory learners, best practices that were discussed included recording lectures to play back later, orally asking oneself questions from the text and explaining basic ideas and concepts aloud.

Kinesthetic learners, Jackson said, are best served by finding practical applications for involving what they learn as well as “moving your finger … along text lines as you read” and making special marks (symbols, etc.) for key points.

The 20-minute presentation also included tips for dealing with conflicts with professors, especially when the student’s learning style and the professor’s teaching style do not match.

The Skills Workshop series, which is sponsored by student activities and counseling and advising, included Conflict Resolution Feb. 3 and concludes with Stress Management 12:30-1:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the SSTU Forum Room.

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