Key points: Understanding your learning style will help you learn faster and more easily. Most people use a combination of all three main learning styles, but in varying proportions.
A visual learner remembers by seeing pictures or other images. An auditory learner remembers more when he or she hears things, and a tactile learner remembers better when doing things.
Do you do better in some classes than others? This might have to do with your learning style – which influences the way you understand and absorb information and can affect how you think and work. Your learning style can even affect your relationships.
Understanding your learning style will make learning faster and easier. Let’s start by taking a look at the 3 primary learning styles: Visual, Auditory, and Tactile. Most people use a combination of these styles.
What’s your learning style?
1. Are you a Visual Learner?
Do you often close your eyes to visualise or remember something? If you are a visual learner, you learn by seeing pictures. You understand and remember things by seeing them and you prefer to see what you are learning. You often use visual aids like graphs and infographics to remember information. You are attracted to colour and to stories that are rich in imagery.
2. Are you an Auditory Learner?
Can you easily remember the lyrics of songs? If you’re an auditory learner, you learn by hearing and listening. You understand and remember things that you have heard. You store information by the way it sounds, and you have an easier time understanding spoken instructions than written ones. You often learn by reading out loud, because you have to hear or speak something in order to remember it. Auditory learners are also known to talk or hum to themselves.
3. Are you a Tactile Learner?
Do you speak with your hands, use a lot of gestures, and enjoy taking things apart to understand how they work? If this is you, you’re a tactile learner! You learn by touching and doing things, and you may also prefer drawing what you have learnt. You can easily remember things that you have done, but may have difficulty remembering what you saw or heard in class. Remember: You need to take frequent breaks and should not sit still for too long, as you might get bored quickly.
No matter what learning style you prefer, Oxbridge Academy will help you to get ahead. We offer highly flexible learning options in the form of distance learning courses. This means that you can study from home – using the learning style that suits you best.