All people have their own pace at studying and everyone uses their own style. However, psychologists divide three main types of learners and give them tips on how to study better. Find out which type of learner you are, and know what to do to study well.
There are three ways of rendering information to students in classes at school and college: practicing, listening and visualization. It lets people with different learning styles participate and remember the information. However, sometimes one type of information rendering is dominant and many of learners get bored and never remember anything.
Now it's time to know your type of learning, whether you are a kinesthetic, audio or visual learner. Remember, that there are no people who show the signs on one particular type of learning, because we use all means to remember information, however, one type is dominant. And you need to use your main channel to study.
Visual learners. These are mostly people, who stare at the board in classroom, because they need some kind of visualization for the information they hear. Diagrams and pictures help them a lot, they also take notes, because they will help them later. Visual learners need to demonstrate ans show everyone how the things work, thus everyone can SEE!
Now answer these simple questions. Would you like someone to show you how things work? Do you need to look at the map or see actual places, when you're asked to give directions? Do you write diagrams to solve the problem? Do you remember faces more easily than names? If you answer mostly yes, then you're a visual learner.
Tips for visual learners. If you want to study better, then sit in the front of the class, so you can see everything very well. Make sketches of the course content, because pictures will help you get the idea. Write notes on colored stick-notes, because color will help you remember information.
Audio learners. Audio learners easily go through the lectures and these are people who always do well pop quiz in class. They always learn better when hearing something and easily focus on sounds. They remember information that they hear.
Answer these questions. Would you like someone to tell you how things work? Do you have no difficulty to give directions verbally? Do you need to repeat the list of items over and over to yourself? Do you talk yourself through the problem, that you need to solve? Do you remember names more easily than faces? If you answer yes to most of these questions, then you're an audio learner.
Tips for audio learners. You can study better if you record the class section and then listen to the tape later. When you need to memorize something, read the text aloud, so you can hear yourself. Try to study in a group or with a partner, because you will memorize the information by talking to others and hearing what they say.
Kinesthetic learners. These people learn something by doing, they always need some interaction to understand, how things work. Kinesthetic learners may be not good at school, because the classes are predominantly for visual and audio learners. They are bad at history, because they never participate in it, and science is also tricky for them, unless they have an electron microscope and expensive equipment to interact with molecules and electrons on an intimate level.
Answer these questions. Do you learn something by trying to do it yourself? Do you point or move your body as you give directions? Do you snap fingers or move around to remember information? Do you appreciate that your bed feels comfortable, rather than it's dark and quiet in the room, before you're going to sleep? If you answer mostly yes, then you're a kinesthetic learner.
Tips for kinesthetic learners. Choose a place in classroom, where you can actively participate in discussions and events. Whenever it's possible, make models of the concept. While studying at home, move around, keep something in your hand that is malleable. Drinking, eating, chewing gum and listening to music are also helpful for you.
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