Personal Essay

106. Personal Essay

Students: Please choose two of the three Learning Style Inventory sites listed below and answer the questions posed. Please collect and organize the results. Think about the information being shared with you about your learning style so that you can write about it in the Personal Essay assignment. Consider if you agree or disagree with the results.
List of Inventories
1. Index of Learning Styles http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html
Format for in-text citation (paraphrasing): (Felder & Soloman, n.d.)
Format for in-text citation (quotation – use page or paragraph numbers): (Felder & Soloman, n.d., p. number) or (Felder & Soloman, n.d., para. number)
Format for Reference page: Felder, R. M., & Soloman, B. A. (n.d.). Index of learning styles. Retrieved from http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html
2. Learning Style Inventory http://www.personal.psu.edu/bxb11/LSI/LSI.htm
Format for in-text citation (paraphrasing): (Bixler, 2017).
Format for in-text citation (quotation – use page or paragraph numbers): (Bixler, 2017, p. number) or (Bixler, 2017, para. number)
Format for Reference page: Bixler, B. (2017). Learning style inventory. Retrieved from http://www.personal.psu.edu/bxb11/LSI/LSI.htm
3. The Center for New Discoveries in Learning http://www.howtolearn.com/learning-styles-quiz
Format for in-text citation (paraphrasing): (The Center for New Discoveries in Learning, 2012).
Format for in-text citation (quotation – use page or paragraph numbers): (The Center for New Discoveries in Learning, 2016, p. number) or (The Center for New Discoveries in Learning, 2016, para. number)
Format for Reference page: The Center for New Discoveries in Learning. (2016). Learning styles inventory. Retrieved from http://www.howtolearn.com/learning-styles-quiz
Put these ideas together by composing a short personal essay (500 – 600 words). Your essay must include the following:
An introductory paragraph sharing what the essay is about;
Your reasons for seeking a college degree;
Your learning style, as shared by the inventories taken (be sure to include which of the three you took and cite the source using the author and year);
Whether you agree or disagree with the results of those inventories and why; and
A strong concluding paragraph that summarizes the key points of the essay.
Your essay is to follow basic APA format. Therefore, please include a title page and be sure that your text is double spaced throughout. So that you can focus more on content and less on mechanics, please be sure use the template provided below. Also, under each link above you will find the proper format for in-text citations and for the reference page. Provided are two sources that may help you with in-text citations and reference pages – OWL at Purdue In-Text Citations: The Basics and OWL at Purdue Reference List: Basic Rules. Again, the focus for this assignment is more content than mechanics, however, this is a good introduction to what we will be learning in subsequent lessons on formatting and writing for college level work.

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