mind and body

Types of Learner

Learning is unending and tiring for most of us. Some even gave up on learning because they are exhausted to do the same cycle everyday. Like waking up, going to school, listening to professors, taking exams/quizzes and answering assignments at home. These things always tires us and it demotivate us.

Have you had that experience where you are trying to study for a quiz/exam yet even if you spent the whole day studying you still haven’t understood everything you’ve read? Probably you’re studying the wrong way. Before trying to learn anything you must first need to know what type of learner you are. Like what is shown in this picture below:

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Although I know you will find a lot of other types of learners online these 3 are the most used categories for they pertains to the senses of humans. I will list below the qualities of each learner so that you will know what type of learner you are and I will also provide tips on how to study more effectively in those types. I will also provide an online examination where you can take an exam to verify what type of learner you are.

 

VISUAL LEARNER

  • You learn by reading or seeing pictures.
  • You understand and remember things by sight.
  • You can picture what you are learning in your head.
  • You learn best by using methods that are primarily visual.
  • You like to see what you are learning.

AUDIO LEARNER

  • You learn by hearing and listening.
  • You understand and remember things you have heard.
  • You store information by the way it sounds and you have an easier time understanding spoken instructions than written ones.You often learn by reading out loud because you have to hear it or speak it in order to know it.

KINESTHETIC LEARNER

  • You learn by touching and doing.
  • You understand and remember things through physical movement.
  • You are a “hands on” learner who prefers to touch, move, build, or draw what you learn, and you tend to learn better when some type of physical activity is involved.
  • You need to be active and take frequent breaks, you often speak with your hands and with gestures, and you may have difficulty sitting still.

 

Now that you know what type of learner you are here are the tips that will help you improve in studying or even in reviewing.

TIPS:

VISUAL LEARNER

  • Sit near the front of the classroom. (It won’t mean you’re the teacher’s pet!)
  • Have your eyesight checked on a regular basis.
  • Use flashcards to learn new words.
  • Try to visualize things that you hear or things that are read to you.
  • Write down key words, ideas, or instructions.
  • Draw pictures to help explain new concepts and then explain the pictures.
  • Colour code things.
  • Avoid distractions during study times.
  • Remember that you need to see things, not just hear things, to learn well.

AUDIO LEARNER

  • Sit where you can hear. Have your hearing checked on a regular basis.
  • Use flashcards to learn new words; read them out loud.
  • Read stories, assignments, or directions out loud.
  • Record yourself spelling words and then listen to the recording.
  • Have test questions read to you out loud.
  • Study new material by reading it out loud.
  • Remember that you need to hear things, not just see things, in order to learn well.

KINESTHETIC LEARNER

  • Participate in activities that involve touching, building, moving, or drawing.
  • Do lots of hands-on activities like completing art projects, taking walks, or acting out stories.
  • It’s OK to chew gum, walk around, or rock in a chair while reading or studying.
  • Use flashcards and arrange them in groups to show relationships between ideas.
  • Trace words with your finger to learn spelling (finger spelling).
  • Take frequent breaks during reading or studying periods (frequent, but not long).
  • It’s OK to tap a pencil, shake your foot, or hold on to something while learning.
  • Use a computer to reinforce learning through the sense of touch.
  • Remember that you learn best by doing, not just by reading, seeing, or hearing.

That’s it for the tips! I will put the link to the exam below so that you can visit it and verify what type of learner you are.

http://www.educationplanner.org/students/self-assessments/learning-styles-quiz.shtml

You might notice then that all of the things posted here are from them, well it is because they are the source that I find more reliable and some sites say just exactly or mostly the same.

I hope these will be of help to you! 🙂 Thank you for reading! Comment below if ever these tips helped you or if ever you already tried them. Lots love! *^_^*

 

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