Reading Week begins today (phew) and I think it’s safe to say that we are all in badly need of a break from school! Unfortunately for us, it only lasts one week and soon enough we will be thrown back into the world of textbooks, essays and exams. Don’t stress too much though! One way you can improve your study and work habits is by getting a better understanding of your personal learning style preference.
Although there are many types of learning styles, there are four that are the most common: visual, auditory, read/write and kinaesthetic . Here are some helpful study practices for each of them!
Visual learners need to see and visualize information. They learn best through responding to and creating images that connect to meaning.
Study Tips for visual learners:
Auditory learners prefer to hear rather than read information.
Study Tips for auditory learners:
Read/write learners have a preference for engaging with textual information (print or online).
Study Tips for read/write learners:
Kinesthetic learners prefer to learn by doing and engaging in hands-on experiences.
Study Tips for kinesthetic learners:
Although we each have a preference for learning in a particular way, we should try to develop our skills in all of the different learning styles. Using a wide variety of approaches and study strategies will produce the best results and get you out of your “comfort” zone.
Take it easy Badgers and have an awesome break!