Study methods & tips
The most important thing when studying is to know which methods works the best for you whether it is tactile, visual or auditory or a combination of all three.
• Struggle to sit down and concentrate
• A lot of energy
• Active people (do a lot of sport)
• Very sociable
o Group studying
o Study while walking
o Keeping hands busy while studying (bounce a ball of the wall)
o “study games”
o Short but frequent breaks
o Make notes as much as possible even if you remake the notes
• Good at remembering faces, but forgets names.
• Needs quiet study time.
• Has to think awhile before understanding lecture.
• Is good at spelling.
• Likes colours & fashion.
• Dreams in colour.
• Understands/likes charts.
• Is good with sign language.
o Draw a map of events in history or draw scientific process.
o Make outlines of everything!
o Diagram sentences!
o Take notes, make lists.
o Watch videos.
o Colour code words, research notes.
o Use flashcards.
o Use highlighters, circle words, underline
Auditory : (hearing/acoustic/audio)
• Likes to read to self out loud.
• Likes oral reports.
• Is good at explaining.
• Remembers names.
• Notices sound effects in movies.
• Enjoys music.
• Is good at grammar and foreign language.
• Reads slowly.
• Follows spoken directions well.
• Enjoys acting, being on stage.
o Using word association to remember facts and lines.
o Recording lectures.
o Watching videos.
o Repeating facts with eyes closed.
o Group study
o Using audiotapes for language practice.
o Taping notes after writing them.
It is important to know that one person can be a combination of tactile, visual and auditory and can benefit from a combination of the methods. Not all methods of studying works for everyone even if they do fall under one of these categories. It is important to try each method until they find one that works for them. Learners/students can also modify methods to suit their individual needs.