This post was originally published on Nov 9, 2016.
You get what you work for. – Anonymous
I love studying and I love exploring myself. So, when I found out I can improve my study process with something called “learning styles”, I had to take this test.
We all have different ways how to take amazing notes, how to write A++ essay or how to study effectively. But studying may be also influenced by our learning styles and how we use them in our studying process.
What is the learning style?
Well, basically, it’s a style that we use as students for studying, absorbing and process new info. So, for example, if we had built a brick tower, some of us would have understood it only by following instructions that have been given to us by a teacher. But the other half would have use manual with pictures.
As you see, a kind of learning style also depends on our personality and we all study in different ways. On the other hand, we have a mix of these learning styles but we can prefer (or we have) one dominant learning style that goes along with other styles.
There are seven learning styles
As I said, we don’t belong to only one learning style but we can actually use all of them but there could be one dominant. According to sources somebody distinguishes only three or four learning styles but mostly there are seven of these styles and maybe you belong into one of the following:
- Aural (Auditory-musical): You process information by sounds, music or rhythm.
- Logical (Mathematical): You probably prefer using logic and ‘systems’ to understanding the concept of the problem. If you are this type, you have an ability to think in bigger pictures.
- Physical (Kinesthetic): Your body is the instrument, which means that you use physical objects for understanding and soluting problems.
- Social (Interpersonal): You love working in groups with other people. Actually, working with others is your big ‘life’ goal.
- Solitary (Intrapersonal): It’s the opposite of social style. You’d prefer to work on your own and use so-called self-study.
- Verbal (Linguistic): You’re going to be good in using words, both in speech and writing. When you study you probably read the whole book aloud
- Visual (Spatial): When you study you usually use pictures, images, and mind maps, too.
Why it’s good to know that?
By understanding which one of these styles dominate in your study process, you can easily use techniques that suited to you well. But of course, we can mix the styles together because we can use more than one.
How to find which one is your?
There are a lot of tests that can help you find your learning style. I personally recommend you to try one test here on Education Planner. You will fill out the test and a result will be sent to you on email with other recommendations and techniques.
Or you can try it on HowToLearn.com where you can only check which statements define your study process and then you get a result.
so, what is your learning style?