Perhaps I may have a learning style different from others. I experienced all the styles of learning mentioned in the post. Do I prefer learning in a group in an interactive setting or one on one? Do I remember information best through lectures ,visuals or by reading books?
Learning in a group in an interactive setting is helpful for those who can talk incessantly.I am unable to get much out of it,I am too shy to interact, therefore I do not learn. I do not prefer one-on -one. In that kind of setting I find myself in a claustrophobic situation,which does not help me learn anything,rather my concentration centers on when will it end , so I am free to move around. Lectures are always boring. In my mind I think of the strange pronunciation of the Prof. I end up making fun of him/her,this results in my failure to learn.I remember my first year in college,our Civics Prof. always started with ,’Civics from the western point of view’ every day this was his opening statement. His lecture did not help me. I had to read my book to prepare for exams.
I learn well by reading books I have no distraction.I do not feel trapped in my seat for a long period of time. I am not worried about interaction where I am the only one not participating. I pick reference books I like ,I make notes . I study at home and in the library.Both these places are quiet. I get a lot out of it.