Youre Learning Style
Figuring Out Your Learning Style
"Take a pointer from a wise sage named Socrates - the one who said, "Know thyself." Each of
us has our own unique learning style. For example, are you the person who says, "I can't think
when it's nois
"It's better to drop a course rather than to risk a low grade."
"I just can't make it."
"No way I'm going to pass this class."
"This guy's the toughest professor I've ever had."
"She'll never give me a passing grade."
"I'm just not as smart as the
Steps Toward Success
"Wow! That's a lot to learn," you say after reading the section on "General Knowledge
Guidelines" and thumbing through the "AP Stylebook."
"Not really," I reply. Here are some tips to help you prepare.
Let a little mean a lot: The "AP
"I don't have enough experience to trust myself."
"Hey, I'm only a kid."
"I just graduated from high school."
"I'm allowed to make a certain number of errors."
"In college, I'm supposed to experiment."
"Everybody is doing it."
"They'll think I am
Myth # 9
"If you don't succeed, it's not for you."
"I can't do it."
"I got an F on the first test. That's it for me."
"I'm going to join the Army."
"I was not cut out for this."
"I'll never recover from the first semester grades."
"I'm ashamed. That's it.
III. Things you should know
Research into anything is like putting out to sea without a chart or compass, and only a vague
idea of where you wish to go. This means that what you initially selected as an area of interest or
topic to examine may start to ap
II. Things you find useful
A small notebook to carry at all times and note down any sudden ideas you get about your
research topic, possible questions, possible sources, anything at all! Ideas can come when you
least expect them. Make sure you have pen an
I. Things to do early
You need to find a topic. Decide what general area of your discipline or subject-area interests
you the most, then jot down some ideas about possible specific topics. You can talk to your
fellow students and bounce ideas off them and
"I can afford to skip a class or two."
"I'll get a friend to take notes for me."
"If I leave early, I'll get a jump on the weekend."
"I never get anything out of class when I do go."
"I need the extra sleep much more than the class."
"That jerk do
"I don't need any help."
"If I keep studying, I'll get it."
"I'm smart, I'll figure it out."
"Only dumb people have tutors."
"What will others think if they know I'm getting tutored?"
"I'm cheating if I get my own private teacher."