May 1, 2005
VARK:† A Key Tool
Itís getting harder and harder for students now a days to pay attention in class. Listening to the professor go on and on about something you already forgot because he wonít stop talking. For many of us this causes us to loss our interest or maybe fail an up coming test. So, that us why each student should take the VARK questionnaire. This would help them understand their best learning skills.
VARK which stands for Visual, Aural, Read/Write and Kinesthetic is a questionnaire designed to show
how someone can most effectively process information. Neil D. Fleming is the
creator of VARK. He has taught at
In taking this questionner I found out that I am a Read/Write. This information was helpful because it showed me that I can take in information better is words are emphasized and listed. I believe that my best strategies I can use to optimize my learning retention is to make a learning package by converting my notes into a study guide. Its hard for me however to display these strategies in the class room because most of my teachers are lectures, so its really hard for me to take in all the information at once. What I have to do in this situation is just to write down as much information as they say. I believe I could learn best from these lectures if I had a better attention span to hear and soak it all in as they talk. With the information I learned from Flemming, its best for me while studying for tests that I write the information over and over again. I can also read the text in my head then convert it over to reading it out loud.
The study and learning information on the VARK site can be helpful to me based on my identified learning VARK preference because it shows me what the best learning and study strategies best fit me. For instance I learn best when I read things over and over then write it down on paper. This helps me soak in all the information that I need in order to pass. Anyone can use this study skill information posted on the VARK website. All they have to do is practice the different learning methods.
VARK is a key tool in understanding what someoneís best learning skills are. This can be helpful for students because it helps them study for tests. Knowing the right ways to study can be helpful in passing school without any stress.