Vark Analysis Paper

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Running head: VARK ANALYSIS

VARK Analysis Paper
Catherine L. Cook
Grand Canyon University: NRS 429v Family Centered Health Promotion
Professor Mishalene Fisher RN, MSN, CPN
July 1, 2012

In order for students to be successful beyond the classroom, they must retain and use what they have learned. True learning is when one can use the information obtained. People learn in different ways. In this paper, the VARK learning analysis quiz and learning styles will be discussed as well as the advantages and implications of understanding one’s learning style. The acronym VARK stands for visual, aural, read/write, and kinesthetic. Neil Fleming and Colleen Mills designed a questionnaire for students of all walks of life
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Upon finishing the VARK analysis quiz designed by Neil Fleming and Colleen Mills, I learned that I am a multimodal learner with my learning styles broken down into the following categories: visual 10, aural 1, read/write 8, and kinesthetic 6. The findings of the quiz are quite accurate in describing what learning styles are my strengths. When attending a lecture as a visual learner, one best learns by reading and taking in visually the presentation. Taking notes and color-coding definitions and key points to help to retain what is being visualized in class are two learning strategies preferred personally. Due to the combination of visual and read/write learning styles, note taking is key to going back later and studying for retention and test preparation. When new information is presented with real life examples and stories the information comes to life for the multimodal learner. Some of the study strategies that are listed for the visual learner by Fleming & Mills (2011) include highlighting text, memorizing graphs and flow charts, and using books or pictures to retain information. When prepping for exams, write out practice questions and use visual cue to memorize the answers. The strategies for the read/write learner are similar in that one must use the visualization of the written word to retain information through writing information out again and again, reread notes,

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