Personally, I am a kinesthetic learner. This means I like to use my hand when learning. I feel like I have to be involved physically when learning. This is when I do my best.
One of my study tips was to participate in more hands-on tasks during learning. This is difficult because many teachers do not teach in this way. As well, when studying it is hard to set up little experiments to do that will get me more involved in the hands-on tasks. Another study suggestion was to use flash cards. I personally love flash cards. They are a super great tool I use when I need to memorize topics. The pitfall to this is making them. I don’t like making them. Studying in short blocks and giving yourself breaks is another method of studying suggested to me. Usually when I study I take 20 minutes of my time for studying and then I will take a 3-5 minute break. This really works for me because after about 20 minutes of sitting still I get so antsy I feel like a need to walk or move around. I really like this method. The last method was to construct a model or representation of concepts. I do think I would like this method if I ever were to try but again, as with the first method, it would take a lot of time to build the models and I don’t know if it would be the best method for me but it would be fun.
I feel like I’ve always known my learning style. I have always kind of know I would rather be hands-on rather than listening or watching a teacher. I have studied the same way for quite some time now. Usually, as I said earlier, 20-5 is the most beneficial for my brain. I like to re-write some of notes that I think are the most important, and then read them over and over and over. Most of the time I will have a stress ball or a chip clip or something in my hands that I can plan with. Many people find this distracting but I think it is ver, very helpful and it helps keep me focused. I don’t think this test nor the results will change my life or my study habits.