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How do you learn best?

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Postby Honey » Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:13 pm


I'm terrible for taking notes; I catch things better if I listen carefully. I take very simple notes in class... :D

Graphics also help me when learning, as well as listening. Subtitles also help me a lot, and I've just started using the dictionary in the best way: not only appealing to the first definition, but looking for more possibilities to increase the vocabulary and expressions I learn. In general, self-learning is my choice... I seldom prefer group work... our culture for cooperative learning :oops: is not the best yet! :mrgreen:
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Re: How do you learn best?

Postby Guest » Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:51 pm

TP wrote:Do you agree that having flexibility in your learning styles is more important than knowing what your preferred learning style is?

Asolutely! It's because for each class I have different style of studying. For biology and other subjects, which require a lot of memorization I would do index cards to sum up the required information that I need to know. Then I would check them whenever I have time. For problem solving subjects such as Chemistry, Math, Physics, etc. I would do the required problems plus the problems that are left out in the book. Then I would redo or check my problems to see how I did. Moreover, I would bring my recorder to class so I could record the subject that I need to review it later. And for whatever subject that needs to have study group, I would do that. It's always better to study with other people because they might know something that I've missed in the class.
Overall, flexibility in learning styles is good. It won't limit yourself to one style for all subjects.

Re: How do you learn best?

Postby Honey » Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:44 am

simplyblessedwithlove wrote:Overall, flexibility in learning styles is good. It won't limit yourself to one style for all subjects.

I totally agree! There are learners who even apply a kind of "eclectic" style to learn. To adopt a style, it's important to bear in mind your needs, possibilities and likes! :D

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Postby kunnii » Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:34 pm

I often lent books from my friends or library.It reminds me to reading as soon as possible.and then gave them back. :P and i love make friends with English speaker.From the classes,i love to make some notes.It's good for me.
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Good topic

Postby Yasmina » Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:04 am

Hi all,[size=18]
We are here in the middle east have an old fashion of education
so we can't choose the way.But there are many teachers like you ask and make conversation so We can listen and be attention.But for me now I try to listen but it is so hard specialy in english.Can you give me advice?Please
Thank you :lol: [/size]
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Postby Honey » Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:13 pm

Well... Sometimes, that "old fashion" way to study comes to be the most successful, don't you think so?

Why is it that tradiotional learning is like hell, when most of our masters learnt like that? :D
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Postby Rodrigo Klassen » Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:20 am

in my opinion, it's necessary to learn using intersting ways to always keep my atention. when the study become boring, nobody gets to learn.

i like using internet to pratice my english, watch movies to hear the pronunce and new expressions etc
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Postby crazyoddygal » Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:57 pm

i don't know the exact way to learn effectively. i just learn when i really want to, and learn when it's extremely necessary (the exams are coming for instance). i know it's amateur, but up to now i can manage quite well w/ that crazy way :P
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Postby Ananda » Mon Apr 04, 2005 1:39 pm

well..i think the best way to learn is working in groups.
Because if you don't know something you have help from diferent people and you'll always learning new things... ;)
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Postby Dream » Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:53 am

As for me, I prefer using different styles of learning. I like working in group, but sometimes it's neccessary to study by myself, sometimes it's easier to learn smth. with pictures and sometimes it looks boring... So, to my mind, flexibility is neccessary in my learning and when teacher makes his lessons in one style I try to vary it by myself :roll:
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