It has been shown that there are three main learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic/tactile.
Visual learners remember things best when they can take notes, read, or look at pictures and diagrams. They like to work alone quietly. They are also good at remembering faces, but not names. They like to learn by drawing a map, making an outline, using flashcards, watching a video, or highlighting information.
Auditory learners like to read aloud, talk in class, work in groups, or listen to lectures. They are good at remembering names and explaining concepts to others. They are often good with foreign languages. They remember things best when they can hear them, as in a video, discussion, or lecture.
Kinesthetic (also known as tactile) learners like to be hands-on. They like learning through experience. They enjoy labs, role-playing exercises, and field trips. They don’t like sitting still for very long, and will often take breaks when studying. They learn best by building models, using flashcards, or playing games.
Knowing your learning style is a key factor in being successful, especially in school. Do you always have trouble studying for tests? Well, maybe you’re using the wrong method – if you’re an auditory learner, taking notes may not be as helpful as having a group discussion.
Want to find out what your learning style is? There are lots of free tests on the web that will tell you. Here’s a good one that only takes a couple minutes.
Post by Emma M. and Callan, teen bloggers