What Kind Of Student Are You

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  • Date: 03 Apr, 2016
  • Posted by: Emily Brown
  • Category: Study

What Kind of Student are You?

What was your favorite thing about elementary school? Did you look forward to field day? Did you relish the chance to sit in a corner and read to yourself? Was arts and crafts day the best day of the week for you? Whatever it was that made you happiest and most eager to learn in grade school is an indicator of the type of learner that you are. If you know what kind of student you are, you can adjust the way that you study and the way that you consume new information. If we know what kind of student you are, we can adjust our services to serve you better. So, take a look at some information about the three learning styles, so that you can figure out your learning style.

Visual Learner

Do you find yourself looking through pictures on your phone when you are bored by a lecture? This is one sign that you are a visual learner. As a visual learner you are attracted to, and learn best when visual imagery is associated with what you are learning. In order to maximize your learning potential, try a few of the following techniques:

  • Try to study in a quiet environment
  • Use visual note taking techniques such as  mind mapping
  • Keep different colored pens and highlighters on hand
  • Try closing your eyes and visualizing when recalling information
  • Use visual words when trying to recall information
  • Offer to design the slide show or create posters for group projects

Auditory Learner

Do you love listening to music? Do you find yourself constantly tapping out new rhythms at your desk?If so, you may be an auditory learner. This means that sounds, spoken word, music, and rhythm help you learn. Here are some things that you can do to learn more:

  • Listen to music while you study
  • Read out loud to yourself
  • Try to create rhymes and poems out of your notes
  • If you really have trouble with tests, ask for an oral exam
  • If you are working on a project, see if you can work with a small group
  • Offer to act as the presenter if you are working on a group project

Tactile Learner

Do you like to build things? Do you find yourself fidgeting with pens and other small objects when you are trying to listen to a lecture? Are you very physically active? If you are answering yes to these questions, you are a tactile learner. This means that you are a hands on learner who learns best by doing. Here are a few things that can make school more enjoyable for you:

  • Try to take one or two classes that are 'hands on' each semester
  • Bring an item to class that you can quietly hold in your hands and manipulate such as a stress ball
  • When you study, try standing at a counter instead of sitting down
  • Knitting or doing some other fine motor activity may help you focus during lectures
  • Get plenty of exercise

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