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Learning Styles

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.


VISUAL LEARNER:

  • 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?

AUDITORY LEARNER:

  • 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?

KINESTHETIC LEARNER:

  • 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.

VISUAL LEARNER:

  • 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.

AUDITORY LEARNER:

  • 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.

KINESTHETIC LEARNER:

  • 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.