Approach To Learning: Self-Assessment

What’s your approach? Take this quiz and find out…

This quiz may help you gain a little more insight into your typical approach to learning and which strategies may work well for you in maximizing your strengths. This is not a researched and tested instrument; it is meant to provide you with an avenue for self exploration in preparation for learning. In contrast to claims about learning styles, which are largely unsubstantiated (see the Myth of Learning Styles by Cedar Riener and Daniel Willingham ), your approach to learning is changeable and takes into account your interests, motivations and tendencies which may influence learning.

Links & Resources: By Question

Taking Notes
Notes are another inescapable part of getting a university education. We might not be able to make them fun, but we can offer tips on how to make them useful.
Reading Textbooks

Taking Notes
Notes are another inescapable part of getting a university education. We might not be able to make them fun, but we can offer tips on how to make them useful.
Working in Groups
Working with groups can be stressful--and rewarding! We’ll show you how to make the most of any project.
Group Process
Getting started with your group? One of the first things you might want to do is create a document, sometimes called a group charter, which clarifies what the group is about, what the group expects from its members, and other, related guidelines.

Interacting with Profs
Why should you go to office hours? Why does your professor want you to be there? Find answers to those questions and more in this toolkit!

Communicating Effectively
Learn about why we communicate, and how we can improve that with guidelines and tools!
Resources for Respectful Debate
Don't know how to politely disagree? Learn how to approach delicate subjects in a respectful manner.

Top 5 Learning Challenges
Check this page out to learn more about how your brain works, and the best study strategies.

Top 5 Learning Challenges
Check this page out to learn more about how your brain works, and the best study strategies.
Academic and Learning Resources
Find out how UBC is supporting learning challenges, and how you can access these resources.
Blog post: How to Get the Most Out of Your University Experience (2-part series)

Taking Notes
Notes are another inescapable part of getting a university education. We might not be able to make them fun, but we can offer tips on how to make them useful.

Interacting with Profs
Why should you go to office hours? Why does your professor want you to be there? Find answers to those questions and more in this toolkit!
The Reflection Process
You know that cold sweat that creeps over you the night before the term paper is due? The one you haven’t started? If you’re like me, and this thought is scary to you, keep on reading for some tips on how to avoid a situation like this. And make sure to check out plan and evaluate and read/review and organize for more information.

UBC Health
Maintaining your physical and mental well-being can go a long way to support your learning. Take a look at the resources offered by UBC.
UBC Wellness Centre
Through the Wellness Centre, you can connect with trained students to navigate campus services, talk to a peer about what is going on for you, and learn more about health topics and wellness resources.

AMS Clubs
Getting involved in learning activities or projects with fellow students can allow you to engage with different opinions and perspectives. Check out the AMS for student clubs and societies for some possible opportunities!
Centre for Student Involvement and Careers (Toolkits: Job Search, Networking, or book a career advising service)
Get connected with career and professional development resources.

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8 responses to “Approach To Learning: Self-Assessment”

  1. jehoiada guerrier

    Good information and I am thinking about it

  2. Maria Hernandez

    I will use my critical thinking to help me better in college.

  3. Rico Cuizon

    1. Share my ideas about it and let others know it.
    2. I share my ideas and let others criticize it.
    3. To be more sustainable in terms of knowledge.
    4. Be open minded specially to criticism of his/her ideas.
    5. Observe and let the knowledgeable one do the proper way.
    6. Gain more knowledge that I haven’t know.
    7. Sustaining ideas that I know will help.
    8. Ask questions and do some research.
    9. Control my emotions and set my mind to focus on the goal.
    10. To share it with those who don’t know about it.

    1. sarah robertson

      Hello Rico,
      Thank you for sharing your response! Hope you enjoyed the resource.

  4. Lucero Crusoe

    1. Share my observations about the subject and express to others about it.
    2. I share my thoughts and request my group to criticize it.
    3. To be direct for my better understanding .
    4. Be okay with criticism .
    5. Attempt to utilize tools to do research in the proper way.
    6. Become a better person at critical thinking even if I have to admit being wrong.
    7. Brainstorming ideas by taking notes to evaluate which is best and why it’s best.
    8. Utilize the best tool being technology, I just love Google or Reddit and they are my go to and never ever disappoint!
    9. Remain mindful no matter what even if it may be difficult and agitating I will always set my mind to a challenge.
    10. Explicit detail of whatever I may be learning because details are important to newbies.

  5. Jessica Perez

    1. Listen to others before offering an opinion.
    2. Fear, I prefer to work alone.
    3. A Guide
    4. Offer a diverse range of experiences
    5. Experiment without direction
    6. Get excellent grades to provide me with future opportunities
    7. Writing down my thoughts
    8. Do more research on my own
    9. Reflect on the event and try to sort it out myself
    10. Models that give me a concrete way to organize my thoughts
    11. A thinker

  6. samuel martin

    Good information and I am thinking about it

  7. Maya Neuman

    I will learn about the discussion by researching the topic, and asking my fellow peers. I will also take notes on the topic and review them after and talk about them with my fellow peers.
    Assigning roles, that way everyone is able to do something and add their ideas and opinions.
    Open minded and willing to teach in a wholesome way, not just lecture instead talk to students and relate the course to real life experiences.
    Be engaging, and be open to new discussions. They don’t have to show their face but at least talk and be a part of the discussion.
    Research about it and am not afraid to fail or understand the material better as the time goes on.
    Truly understanding the material, not necessarily getting the best grade but being able to take it into the real life experiences.
    Collaborating with peers.
    Research about it, and find out as much as I can about the topic, including watching videos, talking to peers, or staying with the professor for office hours.
    Get frustrated at the beginning or lose hope, but then I take a step back, assess the roadblock and try my best to work through it.
    To have it be taught in the way that I can understand and use it in real life experiences.

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