Have you ever wondered why it’s easier for you to comprehend some things better than others? It has something to do with your learning style. Every student absorbs, processes, comprehends and retains information differently. There are three primarily learning styles:
- Visual Style
Visual learners learn best when they have an image, picture or mind map to help them process information.
- Verbal Style
Verbal learners learn best by reading content aloud or listening to someone speak the information.
- Physical Style
Physical learners don’t learn until they do it, draw out their own diagrams or role play to learn new information.
There are is no right or wrong way to learn. Many students use a combination of learning styles while others learn best by just following one style. In addition to the abovementioned learning styles, there are also others such as auditory, logical, social and solitary learning styles. If you don’t know your learning style yet, it is worth taking the time to figure it out because there are many benefits to discovering how you process information best. Have a look at some of the benefits of figuring out your learning style:
- Gives you a head start and maximizes your learning potential
- Enables you to succeed in school, college, university
- Gives you customised techniques to score better on tests and exams
- Allows you to learn “your way” – through your own best strategies
- Shows you how to overcome the limitations of poor instructors
- Reduces the stress and frustration of learning experiences
- Expands your existing learning and studying strategies
- Increases your self-confidence
- Improves your self-image
- Teaches you how to use your brain best
- Gives you insight into your strengths, weaknesses, and habits
- Enables you to enjoy any learning process
- Inspires greater curiosity and motivation for lifelong learning
- Shows you how to take advantage of your natural skills and inclinations
- Enables you to stay up-to-date professionally
- Gives you an edge over your competitors
- Allows you to manage teams more effectively
- Guides you in delivering effective presentations to diverse audiences
- Improves your persuasive and sales skills
- Helps you improve cooperation among colleagues
- Translates learning power into earning power
Knowing your learning style is not meant to limit you, rather help you grow into a more effective learner. You can start using these learning styles in your day-to-day life to grasp concepts faster and with ease. As we mentioned earlier, there is no wrong way to learn so play to your strengths when trying to learn a new concept. If you are hungry to learn new things and continuously improve yourself, take a look at some of our training courses to get you started:
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