The way it is done.

Essay by IzyHigh School, 11th gradeA, March 2004

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Learning is something in my nature. Since the beginning of my life I have observed and learned all sorts of things by being naturally inclined to know what is going on due to pure curiosity and logical comprehension. Now, I have come to the point in my life where I need to discover my personal learning style. I have my own personal way of thinking and learning things based on criteria such as the mood I'm in, the time of day it is, or even what subject I am studying. These kinds of specific details make up what is called a learning profile.

My old way of learning did not support my learning profile because it consisted of being in a remotely quiet environment with or without a study group. I simply started gathering my notes on a particular subject and studied them. This required absolute peace and quiet and I did not want to be disturbed.

I could break my concentration easily from the slightest distraction and this would cause me to lose focus momentarily. If I lost focus too many times I would just lose interest in the assignment entirely, for that period of time, which only set me back from completing it. I feel that, after researching Peak Learning, I have come to the point where I can determine what type of a learner and thinker I am.

I am a grouper. I bring together a lot of different information based on one topic and bring it all together to form a process of completion. I can concentrate while activities are going on around me, but I cannot focus on what I am studying if there is a conversation going on in front of me. I can study in well-lit area or I can sit in...