Welcome to another post of The No-Stress Zone! In the previous post, you took a quiz to determine which type of learner you are: Auditory, Visual, or Kinesthetic. In this post, I will share some studying tips and techniques based on your learning type in order to help you all get the most of your studying and do better on your school assignments!
Auditory Learners –
Auditory learners learn best when they can hear or listen to the information they need, rather than reading it themselves. Sometimes, auditory learners to listen to music to help them better focus on their assignments, but unnecessary noise in the background can sometimes be distracting.
1. Videos can be a great way to better understand the information they are learning. Khan Academy is an awesome website that currently has 100,000 videos, problems, and mini lectures that are science and math based but also include the arts and humanities. The website was founded by Sal Khan, who is an MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Harvard University Alumni. YouTube is also another good way to listen to and watch videos containing information you need, such as History Channel websites or math lessons, but can also be distracting.
2. E-books, or audio books, are an awesome tool to use when you need to complete an assigned reading for your language arts classes! The Seattle Public Library has many e-books you can borrow using a free app called OverDrive Media. YouTube also has videos that contain certain chapters of a book, whether it be Pride and Prejudice or Great Expectations being read by various people.
3. Reciting information can be a great tool when trying to remember equations, or quotes, or various other pieces of information you need to memorize!
Visual Learners –
Visual learners can understand information better by looking at pictures, charts, or diagrams and sometimes need quiet study time to be able to focus on the information in front of them.
1. Have you seen the outline charts posted on the walls of your language arts or history classes? If so, those are a great tool to be able to better process information.
2. Similar to visual learners, videos of scientific experiments or history reenactments can be an awesome way to better understand certain scientific theories or specific events of a historical era.
3. When taking notes, highlighting key phrases or words can help when studying for a test or simply reviewing your class notes later on.
Kinesthetic Learners –
Kinesthetic learners learn best by “hands-on” techniques or “doing” things. Also, being physically active, or activities that involve active participation can also help greatly. Similar to auditory learners, kinesthetic learners are not big on taking notes in class.
1. Flashcards can be a good way to study because it makes recalling equations or vocabulary a game. Using colored flashcards instead of white ones can also help keep the student engaged in the activity.
2. This next suggestion is a good study idea for anyone, regardless of their study/learning styles. Studying in short breaks can help a student better recall and remember information because it gives the brain a chance to relax and process the information.
3. Examples, examples, examples! If a particular piece of information is more difficult to understand or process, examples can be an awesome way to help a student process what they’re being taught.
I hope you all enjoyed this post in The No-Stress Zone! I hope you will come visit again to learn tips, advice, methods, and techniques to help reduce and even prevent stress! I would like to wish you all an awesome school year! Please work hard, don’t give up and please remember you’re all awesome!!! 😀
– post by Mia, 18, teen blogger, West Seattle branch