You may have noticed that you may prefer to learn in a different way to those around you. For example, you may learn best from listening to an explanation, reading information or you may prefer watching a demonstration.
'Learning styles' are the different ways in which people may learn, the ways in which they prefer to process and organise information. There are a number of learning styles, the principal ones being:
- Visual: sight
- Auditory: hearing
- Reading and Writing
- Kinaesthetic: involves doing things/moving and touching
It must be emphasised that there is not a hierarchy of learning styles and that you are very likely to use a range of styles. It is in your interest to realise which style you prefer, as this will enable you to make the most effective use of your revision time.
The following link is to a simple test to diagnose your learning style; it will help you choose which learning style you prefer.
Diagnose your learning style using the following link: