The prompt for this paper is purposefully pretty open ended. I know, you guys just LOVE that ;- )
The title really says it all: The purpose of the essay is to reflect upon what you have learned about HOW you learn.
To clarify a bit more, I don’t think learning is just memorization, or even “school learning". I don't think staements like "I'm a visual learner" mean much either, because research has shown that the subject matter being learned has more effect on the learning style than the individual's proclivities. That sort of identification can actually become a limitation.
"School learning" requires certain set of skills, but we learn many more things in our lives outside of school than we do in school—and learning goes on all of our lives. Think of all of the different things you have learned—how to ride a bike or paddle a canoe, build a campfire or read a map, use an iPhone or play a new video game, bake a pie or make spaghetti, do a hand stand or spin a basketball on the tip of your finger, make a new friend and overcome your fears.
Whatever learning IS in your world, reflect on how you do it, how it has changed over time, how you might learn different things in different ways, how those strategies are working for you now in college—or are not. Reflect on these things. Whatever seems pertinent and interesting to you about how you learn (not what someone else told you is the correct way to learn), I want to read about it and know what you think.
Again, I'm more interested in what you have learned to do outside of school than in school.
Length? Three pages is fine. Four is also fine. So is five. Whatever the topic requires. . .
What I Have Learned about How I Learn