People learn in different ways. Some understand best by reading (and re-reading), while others prefer listening to explanations. Still others get the most insight from hands-on experiences. Knowing your preferred way to take in and learn information can contribute to your college success. You might prefer to see information, to hear information, or to work with information in a hands-on way. In college you won’t always be able to choose how information comes to you. Professors require lectures, textbooks, essays, labs, videos, and readings. In this section we’ll help you understand your preferred learning style and help you discover ways to approach your studies that will work best for you.