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    There are three main types of learning styles: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Most people learn best through a combination of the three types of learning styles, but everybody is different.

    The common characteristics of each learning style listed below can help you understand how you learn and what methods of learning best fits you. Understanding how you learn can help maximize time you spend studying by incorporating different techniques to custom fit various subjects, concepts, and learning objectives. Each preferred learning style has methods that fit the different ways an individual may learn best.

    Common Characteristics

    Visual
    • Uses visual objects such as graphs, charts, pictures, and seeing information
    • Can read body language well and has a good perception of aesthetics
    • Able to memorize and recall various information
    • Tends to remember things that are written down
    • Learns better in lectures by watching them

    Auditory• Retains information through hearing and speaking
    • Often prefers to be told how to do things and then summarizes the main points out loud to help with memorization
    • Notices different aspects of speaking
    • Often has talents in music and may concentrate better with soft music playing in the background

    Kinesthetic
    • Likes to use the hands-on approach to learn new material
    • Is generally good in math and science
    • Would rather demonstrate how to do something rather than verbally explain it
    • Usually prefers group work more than others

    Helpful Tips

    Visual
    • Turn notes into pictures, charts, or maps
    • Avoid distractions (windows, doorways, etc.)
    • Learn the big picture first and then focus on the details
    • Make mind and concept maps instead of outlines
    • Color code parts of new concepts in your notes
    • Use flash cards when trying to study vocabulary

    Auditory
    • Record lectures and then listen to them
    • Repeat material out loud and in your own words
    • Discuss materials in your study groups
    • Read textbooks aloud
    • Listen to wordless background music while studying

    Kinesthetic
    • Take study breaks often
    • Learn new material while doing something active (e.g., read a textbook while on a treadmill)
    • Chew gum while studying
    • Work while standing
    • Try to take classes with instructors who encourage demonstrations and fieldwork



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    Finally , What Is Your Learning Style ?
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    Combined method ( visual, audio and kinesthetic) with dominantly visual and kinesthetic.
     

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    Reading once always does the trick for me.......but interactive studying is fun ;)
     

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    Actually I am following a combination of these methods.. predominantly auditory.. but in this method its not much easy to record lectures and listen....but still I used to do so. .:p.
    I like to study in group ..(combine study).
    Thanks a lot Madam for your tips...Actually I am following a combination of these methods.. predominantly auditory.. but in this method its not much easy to record lectures and listen....but still I used to do so. ..
    I like to study in group ..(combine study).
    Thanks a lot Madam for your tips...
     

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    Visual and logical. I love electronic flash cards because I can put a picture on them. If I can see if, I can know it.
     

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    visual.becouse diagrams and sketches are universal language and explain things easily.
     

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