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Appendix B

Learning Styles

The following are some suggested techniques for each learning style that
can help fill in content gaps that may exist.

Visual learners learn best through what they see. Although lectures
can be boring for visual learners, the benefit from the use of diagrams,
powerpoint slides, and charts.

QQ Use colored highlighters to draw attention to key terms
QQ Develop outlines or take notes on the concepts in the guide
QQ Writetalking points for each of the KSAs on separate white
index cards
QQ Createa coding schema of symbols and write them in this guide
next to material and terms that require further study
QQ Studyin an environment that is away from visual distractions
such as television, people moving around, or clutter

Auditory learners learn best through what they hear. They may have dif-
ficulty remembering material that they read in this guide, but can easily
recall it if it is read to them.

192  Appendix B QQ Tape record yourself summarizing the material as you are studying it—listen to your notes as a way to reinforce what you read QQ Have a study partner explain the relevant concepts and terms related to the KSAs QQ Readthe text from this guide aloud if you are having trouble remembering it QQ Find free podcasts or YouTube videos on the Internet on the content areas that are short and easy to understand to assist with learning QQ Talkto yourself about the content as you study—emphasizing what is important to remember related to each KSA KINESTHETIC OR HANDS-ON LEARNERS Kinesthetic learners learn through tactile approaches aimed at experienc- ing or doing. Planning. talk aloud about content. Evaluating. QQ Make flashcards on material because writing it down will assist with remembering the content QQ Use as many different senses as possible when studying—read material when you are on your treadmill. Intervening. and/or listen to a study partner QQ Develop mnemonic devices to aid in information retention (for example—EAPIET or EAt PIE Today is a great way to remember the social work problem-solving process (Engaging. They need activities and physical activities as a foundation for instruction. and Terminating) QQ Write notes and important terms in your guide margins QQ Ask a study partner to quiz you on material—turn it into a game and see how many KSAs you can discuss or how long you can talk about a content area before running out of material . Assessing. use highlighters.