Prewriting Strategies for Diverse Learners

Learning Styles

The video below moves beyond a simple explanation of what prewriting is, and shows how different prewriting activities partner best with particular learning styles.

What’s Your Learning Style?

Have you taken a Learning Styles assessment to help you determine your preferred Learning Style? Knowing your preferences will help guide you to best practices for studying and completing projects in all your college classes.

Common Learning Styles include

  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Kinesthetic

Most of don’t fall purely in one category, but rather are a blend of two or more preferences.

If you’d like to know more about your preferred Learning Styles, try this free online tool: The VARK Questionnaire.


This video was produced for elementary school teachers, which means that its target audience doesn’t include you, a college writer. However, it still offers valuable insight into the relationship between prewriting and learning styles, and how to harness your own learning style to use the most effective prewriting strategy for your personal needs.

Click here to download a transcript for this video