I'm studying for my comprehensive exam for my grad degree. I've been thinking a lot lately about my own study habits and strategies I use in everyday life. Strengths *CONTINUOUS GOAL SETTING *ORGANIZE INFORMATION IN MULTIPLE WAYS ~I use lots of lists, tables, self created organizers, comparisons, calculations, etc. ~I streamline and reorganize by rewriting notes, etc. *DISCUSSIONS ~I definitely need lots of chatter to clarify my thinking. ~I don't envy people who are kind enough to listen to me. *SPEED READ FOR KEY POINTS AND GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING ~I'm great at looking for key concepts, finding what I need, grabbing the bigger message, etc. It does sometimes lose me on the details though. *RESEARCH ~I said growing up I would have flunked school if I hadn't been a strong reader since I couldn't hear what went on in class. ~I am persistent and stubborn. I will find out what I want to know through multiple sources from informal to formal. *PERSONAL CONNECTIONS ~I'm great at making personal connections, assimilating new information through stories and making analogies to process and clarify what I am learning. N-O-T My Bag of Tricks *CONCISE ~I'm definitely a wordy girl that has to go through lots of weeds to find the gem. *DETAIL-ORIENTED ~Asking me to cite sources, know dates, etc. is probably not going to come easy for me. *TIME MANAGEMENT ~Cram studying is not my thing and often it takes me longer than it should to wade through things in spite of my speed reading, etc. Who are YOU as a learner? Does this spill over in your daily life as well? Your teaching?