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Sociology & Anthropology Senior Research Symposium 2022

Poster Session

Pierre Morse

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Learning Styles at a Liberal Arts College

What does it mean to be part of a Liberal Arts institution? How do successful Wheaton students take in information, academically speaking? This study utilized the Visual, Auditory, Writing/Reading, and Kinesthetic (VARK) model to see where 50 academically successful students stood in this range of learning styles. In this research project, I had set out to answer if there is a relationship between a college student’s learning style/preference, according to the VARK (visual, auditory, reading/writing, kinesthetic) model, and their average grades (or academic performance)?