Are you a Visual, Auditory, or Kinesthetic learner?
How do you determine your learning style?
Ask yourself these following questions and they will help identify the way you learn.
- Do you remember information best by writing it down?
- Do you find flash cards useful?
- Do you visualize pictures when you read?
- Do you enjoy reading maps, charts, and graphs?
- Do you draw pictures in your notes?
- Do you remember what you hear in a lecture?
- When people tell you their name, do you remember it?
- Do you read out loud?
- Do you remember lines from movies?
- Can you recite song lyrics?
- Do you learn best by doing the task?
- Are you good at putting things together?
- Do you prefer lab classes more than lecture classes?
- Do you like to move around when studying?
- Can you assemble items without reading the directions?
If you answered yes to one area more than another area, you may have just determined your learning style.
To do a full diagnostic exam you can go to this link: Learning Styles Survey
Now that you know your learning style, here are some helpful tips to help you study more efficiently.
- Use videos or documentaries for research
- Draw graphs, charts, pictures, and maps in your notes to increase retention.
- Highlight facts, main ideas, themes with different colors.
- Flash cards are useful to study vocabulary, formulas, dates, names, etc.
- Visualize what you read or illustrate what you've read.
- Listen to books and lectures on compact discs or padcasts.
- Record yourself reading.
- Read out loud.
- Take the information you want to remember an make up a song, poem, rhyme, or rap it.
- Repeat material over and over.
- Take notes as you read.
- Exercise and move around while you are studying.
- Build or draw what you are learning.
- Create an action packed story about the subject you are studying.
- Make puzzles by tacing maps, writing formulas, and then put them together.