Each person learns information differently. As you prepare for your exam, it is helpful to identify how you learn and retain information. There are three major learning styles which include auditory, visual, and tactile. This post will explore everything you need to know about the 3 learning styles.
What is an auditory learner?
An auditory learner finds the most benefit from listening to study material and questions. Also, they are better able to retain information if they read it out loud and then listen to the recording. For example, someone with this learning style will find it helpful to read the exam questions out loud and answer them. Speaking the information helps them remember it better.
Someone who is an auditory learner doesn’t mean that they don’t also learn information from visual and tactile styles. Auditory learners can absorb and recall information better when it is delivered through hearing. Knowing your learning style can cut down on test-taking anxiety and frustration.
You may be an auditory learner if
Tips to help auditory learners
What is a visual learner?
A visual learner is someone who likes to see what they want to learn. The space that is created by visually seeing information aids in the learning process. The term for this is visual-spatial learning.
If you like to see concepts written out versus hear about them, you are a visual learner. Your ability to see how the information looks helps you absorb the material and memorize it. Just because you are a visual learner doesn’t mean that you don’t include other learning styles such as auditory or tactile. The goal is for you to identify the best way you learn the material then align your study plan to match it.
You may be a visual learner if you:
Tips to help visual learners
What is a tactile learner?
A tactile learner is someone who learns through movement. This learning style is often forgotten because it isn’t as traditional as auditory or visual. A tactile learner can better absorb and understand new material through movement of the body.
Pay attention to how your body moves and reacts during your next study session. Is your pencil moving or tapping as you read? Does it help to read the material out loud as you walk throughout your house? This learning style is a powerful one, and your study program can benefit from implementing more tactile learning.
You may be a tactile learner if
Tips to help tactile learners
Combining your learning style and the right study aids is crucial to your exam preparation. Set up an appointment with one of our AATBS consultants for an overview on how each package can cater to your learning style.