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Commnication Essay

517 words - 3 pages

Communication and Collaboration Strategy

Phuc B. Nguyen

Gen 200

Dr. Bradford

04/14/2010

Communication and Collaboration Strategy

I - Learning styles and Strategies

A. Bodily-Kinesthetic

B. Logical-Mathematical

C. Interpersonal

II - Personality types and Strategies

A. Organizer

B. Giver

C. Adventurer

III - Conclusion

IV - References

Abstract

People have many different learning styles and personality. Knowing my learning styles will help me use it to learn quickly and absorb information faster. Knowing my personality will help me to work well by myself and others. Through Pathways to Learning and Personality Spectrum worksheets, I will find out my learning styles and personality types. Each learning style and personality will have strong and weak points. I will have to use the strong points to my advantage and watch out for the weak points.

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Interpersonal is the ability to related to others, noticing their moods, motivations, and feelings (social activity, cooperative learning, teamwork). Successful strategies to learn are study in a group, discuss information, teach someone else and use flash cards with others.

Personality Types and Strategies

Organizer are technical, scientific mathematical, dispassionate, rational, analytical, logical, problem solving, theoretical, intellectual, objective, quantitative, explicit, realistic, literal, precise, and formal. Good strategies for effective learning are to use a planner to schedule tasks and dates, request feedback and organize material by rewriting and organizing class or text notes, making flash cards, or carefully highlighting.

Giver are interpersonal, emotional, caring, sociable, giving, spiritual, musical, romantic, feeling, peacemaker, trusting, adaptable, passionate, harmonious, idealistic, talkative, and honest. Successful strategies for study are study with others, find ways to express thoughts and feelings clearly and honestly and teach material to others.

Adventurer are active, visual, risking, original, artistic, spatial, skillful, impulsive, metaphoric, experimental, divergent, fast-paced, simultaneous, competitive, imaginative, open-minded, and adventuresome. Good strategies for study are find hands-on ways to learn, seek people whom you find stimulating, look for environments that encourage non-traditional approach and to use games and puzzles to help memorize things.

Conclusion

As I go through the pathways to learning worksheet, I discovered my learning styles and personalities. I have a better understanding about how I learn. This has helped me developed the strategies that fit my learning styles and personality to improve myself. By identified my weaknesses, I can improve on the way I learn things. This has a big impact how I learn in class. Using these strategies, I have been able to absorb information more rapidly and studying efficiently.

References

Carol Carter, Joyce Bishop, Sarah Kravits. Keys to College Studying. Chapter 2:
Learning Styles, Majors, and Careers: Knowing Your Talents and Finding Your
Direction.

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