Here are some study techniques that are tailored to four of the cardinal learning variations… 

  1. Visual Learners: 

By characteristic, visual learners are those whose accommodation to learning a new subject is leveraged by visual aids and images. Whether that means artistic approaches or written cues are useful, visual learners can apprehend new information in a variety of forms. Photographs, diagrams, charts, and jotted notes among other miscellaneous photographic agents are helpful to them. In so being, they are also often inclined to having a photographic memory, which thus allows the repetitive implementation of a specific image or set of words to solidify itself in one’s memory prior to taking an exam. 

  1. Audio Learners:

An audio learner is one whose comprehension of a new subject is dependent on audial instruments and representations of a concept. In order to ensure the most efficient way of learning for these students, the employment of repetitive reading aloud, utilization of podcasts, publicly (within the classroom or in a study session) voicing their questions and or understanding of a subject, and listening to their teacher’s lectures are the diversity of options which audio learners can choose from in seeing to it that their academic concepts are reinforced in relevance to their own apprehensive styles. 

  1. Tactile Learners:

Tactile learners, or kinesthetic learners, assimilate new issues into their mental capacity by incorporating more “hands-on” learning methods. Given the meat of what constitutes most conventional subjects predominantly lacks (or lacks altogether) physical learning exercises, the comprehension of students in pursuit of artistic and scientific practices can thrive via these methods, especially given the nature of their subjects is typically physical and therefore innately akin to what tactile learning offers. However, the repetition of performing a certain academic task, such as solving an equation or writing an essay, will chronically implement the mental muscle memory of how to go about synonymous assignments that will be presented on the exams. 

  1. Reading and Writing Learners:

Much akin to visual learners and tactile learners, those who learn to the greatest extent whilst reading and writing are also noted to prefer note-taking and physical writing down their observations or pieces, hence why their apprehensive techniques parallel that of the visual and of the tactile. Apart from the quasi-visual and tactile note-taking and writing, reading articles, books, and excerpts as well as writing essays, tips, and definitions are the most effective way to implement a new concept in the mind of a reading or writing learner. With that, the most conventional teaching strategies are more often than not portrayed via reading and writing elements. Therefore, reading and writing learns are so repetitively exposed to their apprehensive preferences, that studying with the identical agents should occur like second nature in their minds. 

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Paige Heaney

Paige Heaney, sophomore, has loved creative writing since she was very young. Her works primarily take form in poems or fiction. A blank piece of paper is like an untouched canvas to her, where she depicts vivid images with words instead of drawings. She also enjoys reading, especially S.E. Hinton’s books such as The Outsiders and Rumble Fish. Aside from reading and writing, Paige loves making memories with her friends and family.