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Learning Styles
Understand the Learning Styles and how they relate to you

Whatever your strongest Learning Style(s) results are, the best way to learn something is to try to use all three Learning Style approaches whenever you can. Because different activities use different parts of our brain, when we use different ways to do or learn the same thing, our minds do a better job of remembering it.

As a visual learner, you learn by looking and seeing. You probably like to take numerous detailed notes, tend to sit in the front, often close your eyes to visualize or remember something, and benefit from illustrations and presentations that use colour.

Study Tips
Underline or highlight key ideas in your notes
Use graphic organizers (i.e., mind map, Venn diagram, web)
Pause, and try to create a mental image in your mind, or pause, and draw a visual representation
Turn concepts into charts and diagrams

Being an auditory learner means you learn by hearing and listening. You might prefer to listen to audio books or podcasts, hum or talk to yourself often when you are studying, and enjoy acquiring knowledge by reading aloud. What is most important is that you hear what is being instructed.

Study Tips
Record yourself reading your notes and listen to them
Talk with someone about the topic
Repeat information with your eyes closed
Listen to recorded media related to the subject

If you are a kinesthetic learner, you prefer to learn by touching and doing. You likely need to be active, take frequent breaks, and make gestures when you talk and explain something. Your preference is for hands-on experiences, tasks that involve manipulating materials, and you appreciate physically expressed encouragement when you communicate.

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