If you are a Visual learner Visual thinking is a learning style where

If you are a Visual learner
Visual thinking is a learning style where the learner better understands
and retains information when ideas, words and concepts are associated
with images. They enjoy books, and may have ‘photographic memories’,
sometimes they can remember where information is located on a page.
Tips for Learning:
 Try and read any material in a textbook before going to class to allow you to visually
connect with material before you hear it
 Underline or highlight important words/phrases/definitions etc
 When required to learn a list of things, keep it in a place where you are sure to see it
several times each day
 Try to draw a picture/chart/diagram of new information you need to learn
 Use visual images
 Make mindmaps (use colour and pictures in place of text where possible)
 Use flash cards
 Colour-code
 Make posters and colourful charts
If you are an Auditory Learner
Auditory learners learn best by hearing information. They can usually
remember information more accurately when it has been explained to them
orally. They learn effectively through lectures, audio books, oral presentations
etc. They enjoy discussions and debates, and benefit from reading aloud.
Tips for Learning:
Read aloud
Use your digital voice recorder to record notes
Subvocalise i.e. recite the information you want to learn
Discuss material with your peers
Listen to others explaining material
Use word association to remember facts
Watch videos
Use audiotapes for learning languages
If you are a Kinaesthetic learner
Kinesthetic learners learn best by moving their bodies as they learn. These are
the "hands-on learners" or the "doers" who actually concentrate better and learn
more easily when movement is involved. They remember best by building
models and manipulating objects. They tend to grasp concepts more easily
when abstract theories are combined with practical experience.
Tips for Learning:
Try to study through practical experiences such as role playing etc
Record notes and listen on the move
Write notes out over and over again
Move around when learning
Write facts to be learned on a flash card, with a question on one side and answer on
the other (lay them out, quiz yourself, and shuffle: repeat this process until you are
confident that you have learned the required material)
 Make notes on post-its and arrange on a big sheet (A3)
There are three main types of learning style i.e. auditory, visual, and kinaesthetic. Each
person has a mix of learning styles and they may use different styles for different situations.
However, most people have a dominant learning style. It is important that you identify your
preferred method of learning in order to maximise your learning potential. Use a
Multisensory approach i.e. it is recommended that you combine learning styles as by
combining learning styles you are activating different parts of the brain and this will ensure
more successful retention of information.