Everyone has a preferred method of studying and learning. When students understand their own learning style, they can help maximize their learning experience.
The three main cognitive learning styles are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic, according to www.iui.edu.
A visual learner prefers to see things like pictures and charts.
Auditory learners prefer listening to information or talking about a subject to learn about it.
Kinesthetic learners prefer hands-on experiences to understand what they are learning.
People can study in different ways depending on their style of learning, according to www.iui.edu
One such tip is for visual learners to color code notes or to make charts about the information they are studying to help them recall information.
Noah VanWetten, a junior studying business management, said he learns best through listening.
He said he often reads his notes aloud to help him study.
“I’ve been pretty successful at online stuff,” VanWetten said. “It’s probably my favorite when they give you recordings. It’s when I digest it the best, plug my ear buds in and go with it.”
According to Howard Gardener, a developmental psychologist and Harvard professor, there are many different kinds of intelligences. He said learning styles compliment the way a person thinks and their individual intelligence.
Michael Dropla, a freshman studying horticulture, said he gets involved by asking questions. He said asking questions is his way of making an auditory or visual lesson more active.
“I could still listen and listen, but if I’m not asking, then I’m not completely comprehending,” Dropla said.
Dropla finds studying in gros with fellow classmates helps make learning easier for him.