YOU MUST DO SOMETHING NEW, OR LEARN SOMETHING NEW
1 - Visual - You would like to see diagrams, pictures or plans.
2 - Auditive - You prefer that somebody explains it orally to you.
3 - Kinaesthetics - You don't bother with instructions, you try and do it yourself.
YOU NEED TO ASSEMBLE SOMETHING
1 - Visual - You follow the instructions to the letter.
2 - Auditive - Somebody must explain it to you step by step.
3 - Kinaesthetics - You ignore the instructions and try to work it out for yourself.
YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR COMPUTER
1 - Visual - You want to have pictures and diagrams to explain it all.
2 - Auditive - You phone the help line to get an oral explanation.
3 - Kinaesthetics - You try and fix the problem yourself till you succeed.
Table for Learning Style
The highest total shows your learning style preference.
A few pointers about each style:
Use lots of colour in your notes and mind maps
Be active with writing
Learn by reading the text or your notes out aloud as if reading to somebody else.
Discuss your work with somebody else.
Avoid background noise, even music. Soft, background music may work for you, but stick to the rules previously described.
Be active with writing and taking notes, especially in class/lectures. You can even just "doodle", it will keep your brain active. Just remember to listen to the lecture!
Learn while standing or walking, and 'explain' the work to yourself.
This may sound stupid - eat chewing gum! Your brain thrives on physical activity, so, keep your body busy while learning.
With each of the learning styles, we aim at the following:
Use your senses and you will use your subconscious. Use your subconscious and you will use the most powerful part of your brain in your learning process.