Are you a visual, aural, read-write or kinesthetic learner?
If you don’t know, it could be a good idea to find out. Changing the way you learn, study and take notes to suit your learning tendencies can allow you to learn faster and make your newly-acquired knowledge stay with you for longer.
For example, if you are a visual learner you will get the best results by making notes that incorporate mainly diagrams, flow-charts and mind-maps rather than text.
Kinesthetic learners – those who learn better from real-life examples they can touch, feel and taste – could benefit from studying from the perspective of case studies and applied examples that are anchored in real life.
On the other hand, if you are a multi-modal learner like me, you could could benefit from adopting visual, aural, read-write and kinesthetic approaches to your learning.
If you want to find out what kind of learner you are, visit www.vark-learning.com. Take their 16-point questionnaire and you will be given a diagnosis of your learning tendencies and some information on the type of learning approaches that would suit you.
Of course it’s not an exact science, but this is a useful for reflecting on whether the way you currently learn is right for you.
So, what sort of learner are you?