One thing that has helped our brain training and study habits program achieve such amazing success for over 80,000 people is the fact that it works for all different types of learners. In case you haven’t already figured this out during your years of going to school and taking tests, everyone learns differently. It’s also true that people demonstrate the knowledge they’ve gained in different ways too, but for now, the most widely agreed-upon learning evaluation tools are quizzes, tests, writing assignments and exams.
Keep reading to learn more about what it means to be a visual learner and how strategically-placed study habits can help you overcome any test taking challenges you might experience now, and for the rest of your life.
What Does It Mean To Be A Visual Learner?
According to education experts, there are three main learning styles shared by the human race: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (or physical).
Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet, licensed clinical social worker and coordinator of Parents Place Express, defines the visual learner as someone who “needs to see it to know it.” According to Moskowitz-Sweet, a visual learner may:
- Have a strong sense of color and are drawn to colors
- Need to maintain eye-contact with a speaker in order to remain focused on what they’re saying.
- Make a lot of written lists in order to remember things
- Use hand gestures while talking
- Be easily disturbed by noise
- Have a very visual memory, be able to envision passages from books, etc
- Often misinterpret words. Sometimes he simply may not get the joke.
- Notice small details others miss, like similarities and differences in people
Does any of this ring true for you? Then it’s likely that you too are a visual learner. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have any advantages or disadvantages over other types of learners, you just have to identify study tips that will help you capitalize on your brain’s natural way of retaining information. And that’s exactly what we’re here for!
Basic Study Tips For Visual Learners
- Underline, Highlight, Circle – We’re not going to tell you to take notes, because that’s one of the most obvious study tips in the universe. However, we are going to suggest that you don’t just stop at jotting down notes. Visual learners benefit from underlining, highlighting (more on this later), and circling important aspects of their notes so they’re easy to identify and visualize later.
- Illustrate Your Notes – If you can do it in a timely manner, make an attempt to illustrate your notes by copying diagrams, graphs, and other “pictures” that can help you to make associations between bits of information.
- Color Coding – Don’t just highlight at random, make your colors mean something! Perhaps pink is for definitions, while blue is for formulas, and green is for important dates.
Struggling To Establish Strong Study Habits? We Can Help!
These are just a few of our best study tips for visual learners, but don’t worry, we’ve got lots more in our brain training program! If you want to learn how to excel in your academic or professional pursuits, sign up now!