"Required reading" for today's smart writer.

"Required reading" for today's smart writer.
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Sunday, February 26, 2017

How to Match Your Learning Style With the Right Writer's Training...


Most savvy writers realize that to put food on the table, they need to continually feed their minds.
In this Internet age, educational and developmental resources are abundant.
Books, blogs, podcasts, E-courses and webinars can help to increase today's writer's knowledge base and bottom line like never before.

For optimal results, however, it's important to understand your learning style and how to align the right products and formats to meet your individual needs and specific goals.
We each differ.

For example, I am a Visual Learner. It is estimated that 60% of students are visual learners.

For your edification, here are the four basic groups of learning styles and related traits. 

  • VISUAL LEARNERS
  • AUDITORY LEARNERS
  • TACTILE LEARNERS
  • KINESTHETIC LEARNERS

 

THE STYLE: VISUAL (SIGHT)
THE TRAITS: Learns best through demonstrations; often uses lists to maintain and organize thoughts; remembers faces but often forgets names; tends to be unaware of noise
BEST LEARNING FORMATS OR RESOURCES: Infographics, You-Tube videos, How-to books, Webinars, Vlogs

THE STYLE: AUDITORY (HEARING)
THE TRAITS: Learns best by listening; enjoys verbal instructions; inclined to remember names but forgets faces; easily distracted by noise
BEST LEARNING FORMATS OR RESOURCES: Audio books,  Podcasts


 
THE STYLE: TACTILE (HANDS ON)
THE TRAITS: Likes to draw or doodle to remember things; does well with hands on activities like labs
BEST LEARNING FORMATS OR RESOURCES: Tech gadgets, games, interactive activities and demonstrations 

THE STYLE: KINESTHETIC (MOVEMENT)
THE TRAITS: High energy levels; prefers to do rather than watch or listen; learns best while moving
BEST LEARNING FORMATS OR RESOURCES: Interactive workshops at libraries and arts centers, in store book signings with authors' Q& A forums

If you're uncertain as to what your learning style is, here's an online testing site that helps you to identify your style and category:

http://www.whatismylearningstyle.com/learning-style-test-1.html

The more you know, the more you grow.
The best writers are life-long learners!


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND RECOMMENDED READING:

http://www.ion.uillinois.edu/resources/tutorials/id/learningstyles.asp

https://web.wlu.ca/learning_resources/pdfs/Learning_Styles.pdf


Thoughts?
What's your learning style?
Did you "learn" anything interesting or beneficial here?

Thanks for reading.


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the insight, Jen. I'd not given this topic much thought in relation to courses I've taken. Good "food for thought"! :) Will probably share this link in one of my Miscellaneous Monday posts in May.

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