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• • Notes on wall-hanging / poster for visual review at any time Facts, formulas, notes on index cards arranged/rearranged on wall, pin-board, floor, bed Colour cards

Thank you for taking the time to learn your learning style, now learn about your preferred study method… (A) VISUAL LEARNER What do you do as a visual learner? Revision techniques typically fall into two categories, memory and note taking. Your Study Methods may include: Memory • • • • • Cue words Use mnemonics (mind memory or memory aid) Acronyms Visual chains Near memorisation of chapter/notes

(B) AUDITORY LEARNER Auditory learners prefers to listen without taking notes Study methods:
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Note taking • • • • Taking notes and summarise your material highlighters / coloured pens to summarise design mind maps Use the computer to organize materials and to create graphs, tables, charts, spreadsheets Visually organise or reorganise notes using columns, categories, outline forms, etc. Create timelines, models, charts, grids, etc. Write/rewrite facts,

Word association to remember facts and lines Watch videos Repeat facts with eyes closed Participate in group discussions Record notes after writing them Repeat things orally Make up and repeat rhymes to remember facts, dates, names, etc.

Auditory Style Includes friends, group working, repetition, music, technology Friends and groups • • Frequently does homework with friend(s) Discuss concepts/facts/aspects with friends after new learning

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Prefer group discussion and/or study groups

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Write while you are reading or talking Use gestures to recall information

Repetition • Repeat facts/formulas/information over and over to retain

Repetition • • • • Copy notes over and over, apparently to make them neat or organised Write lists repeatedly Make charts, grids, timelines, diagrams (usually several times) Prefers learning by doing

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Set information to rhyme, rhythm, or music to aid retention Use of background music helps you to concentrate Aural Mnemonics: Use of different voices to study (like creating a script, or acting out a play)

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Technology • TV/video/radio supplements useful for obtaining information

(C) KINAESTHETIC LEARNERS: Also known as tactile learners, Kineasthetic Learners ‘learn by doing’, so are experimental in of Lincoln 2011, page 1 of 2. © University their revision techniques. Study methods:

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Study in short blocks Role playing Studying with others Use memory games Using flash cards to memorise

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