There are a variety of study strategies individuals use when learning something new. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to learn. The best strategies should be based on how an individual learns best based on their preferred learning style. Most people are not aware of these strategies and have never identified their preferred learning style. Identifying your learning style and knowing HOW you learn best will help make the most of the time you have to study for your exam. There are many study strategies available based on each learning style. The 3 adult learning styles are Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic (Tactile).
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Once you identify you learning style(s), and there may be more than one style that applies, you can adapt your method of study for a more effective learning approach. Using the following study strategies will help play to your strengths when it comes to comprehension and retention:
Visual learners learn best by reading and using pictures to understand and remember things. Specific study strategies for visual learners include:
Visual learners may want to avoid distractions and noises by studying in solitude.
Auditory learners learn best by hearing and listening. Specific study strategies for auditory learners include:
Auditory learners may find it helpful to study in a group setting allowing other auditory learners to verbally share information
Kinesthetic learners learn best by touching, doing, or moving. Specific study strategies for kinesthetic learners include:
Kinesthetic learners may find it helpful to study while standing or moving, holding onto something or tapping their foot. They may also need to take short frequent breaks during reading or studying periods
Once you identify your learning style, you can adapt your method of study for a more effective learning approach!
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