Smarter Learning is imperative for students like me who have found it challenging in the past to know themselves as a learner. Knowing yourself as a learner can help alleviate feelings of unease and frustration with yourself in regards to your learning capabilities. Completing the “personal learning preferences” assessment online has helped me understand that I work better with graphics and by doing things. Having this understanding has assisted me in becoming more engaged and creative with my projects, subsequently producing a 4.0 GPA in my first semester of school. This understanding has not only helped me achieve a goal I was unsure was in reach but has helped me understand that this is a valuable skills to bring into future projects outside of school as well.