Reflect on your learning experiences.
While you may have a specific preference (or preferences) for learning about your field – and it may even differ from how you prefer to learn about other topics – it is important to note that you are not limited to just your preferred mode of learning. Many times when you are struggling with a topic, you will find that simply switching to a different learning mode will help. Remember to use your strengths to help you master new topics or challenging content. Identify different strategies that you’ve found helpful in your past experiences and consider how they can be applied in various ways to learn in new situations.
You are assigned to read a scholarly article that is particularly difficult to understand. Rather than simply slogging through the article from beginning to end, consider the following strategies based on learning preference: