What type of learner are you?

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People learn in a variety of ways. Identifying and understanding your learning style can help you maximize your educational experiences by finding ways to make learning more efficient.

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4 Types of Learners:
Visual Learners

VISUAL LEARNERS

Characteristics:

- Tend to be fast talkers, may interrupt

- Learn by seeing chars and diagrams

- Need quiet study time

- Take detailed notes

- Like to sit at the front of the class

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Learning Suggestions:

- Draw or outline the information you need to remember

- Copy what's on the board

- Diagram sentences

- Take notes and make lists

- Color code, highlight, circle and underline words in your notes

- Use flashcards

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Best Test Type:

Diagramming, reading, maps, essays, anything showing a process

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Worst Test Type:

Listen and respond tests

 

 

 

 

Auditory Learners

AUDITORY LEARNERS

Characteristics:

- Tend to speak slowly, explain things well

- Tend to be natural listeners

- Tend to repeat things aloud

- Think linearly

- Read slowly

- Prefer to hear, rather than read information

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Learning Suggestions:

- Use words association to remember facts and lines

- Record lectures and watch videos

- Repeat facts with eyes closed

- Participate in group discussions

- Record notes after writing them

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Best Test Type:

Writing responses to lectures they've heard; oral exams

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Worst Test Type:

Reading passages and writing asnwers in a timed test

 

 

 

 

Kinesthetic Learners

KINESTHETIC LEARNERS

Characteristics:

- Tend to be the slowest talkers

- Learn by doing and solving real-life problems

- Like hands-on approaches

- Can't sit still for long, get fidgety

- Take breaks when studying

- Suffer from short attention spans

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Learning Suggestions:

- Study in short blocks

- Take lab classes

- Go on field trips

- Study with others

- Use memory games and flash cards to memorize facts

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Best Test Type:

Short definitions, fill-ins, multiple choice

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Worst Test Type:

Long essays, tests

 

 

 

 

Read/Write Learners

READ/WRITE LEARNERS

 

Some also believe that there's another type of learner called "Read/Write", who prefers to learn and memorize things by reading and writing.

 

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(sources: http://www.onlinecollege.org/)

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