Get great results using your best study methods – Guest Article by BrightSparkz

Get great results using your best study methods! Our friends at BrightSparkz will tell us more about what they offer and what they can do to help you with your...

Get great results using your best study methods!

Our friends at BrightSparkz will tell us more about what they offer and what they can do to help you with your studies.

We are all so unique in so many ways, and the way we learn (take in, retain and use information) is no different! Knowing your learning style will help you to determine the best way to study to achieve the results you deserve.

At BrightSparkz Tutors, we encourage learners to complete a learning styles assessment as part of our tutoring process. If you want to find out more about your learning style, book our 2 hour Study Skills Crash Course!

Types of learning styles and their study methods

Visual Learners

This type of learner is very comfortable in a spatial environment – they can easily understand the relationship between object placement and the environment (how objects fit into the environment). They enjoy colour, images, diagrams and maps.

Study methods for visual learners

  • Mind maps
  • Summaries or outlines
  • Using colour and colour-coded notes
  • Bullet lists with stars
  • Graphs or charts
  • Using visual technology (online tutoring will work well for this learning style)

Auditory Learners

People who reinforce their learning through sound, enjoy music and often sing to themselves are auditory learners. They enjoy podcasts and recorded lectures.

Study methods for auditory learners

  • Reading aloud to themselves
  • Teaching others verbally using their study notes
  • Study groups where the material is discussed
  • Reading their notes aloud and recording for study purposes
  • Making up rhymes or songs using their study material
  • Recording and listening to lectures

Verbal Learners

Verbal learners tend to be articulate people who express themselves well and they enjoy words, both written and spoken.

Study methods for verbal learners

  • Memorization (they have excellent memories)
  • Reading through notes and writing summaries
  • Using keywords (keyword cards)
  • Word games, rhymes
  • Brain dumping their thoughts onto paper
  • Acting out or role-playing concepts

Kinesthetic Learners

These learners are hands-on and learn best by doing activities using touch and movement. They are sensory learners.

Study methods for kinesthetic learners

  • Drawing diagrams or pictures
  • Physically making a model of a concept
  • Using building blocks, or physically counting objects
  • Reciting whilst walking, running or being physically
  • Sitting on a medicine ball at their desk
  • Using interactive technology

Without knowing how to study properly and effectively (and unless you have a photographic memory!) you are at the mercy of your classroom environment, your teachers and your circumstances.

A 2 hour Study Skills Crash Course is one way to make your life way easier this year and going forward.

Our Study Skills Crash Course can be done online or in person, in one 2 hour session, or split into two 1 hour sessions. Let our trained facilitators help you to understand:

  • How your brain & memory work
  • Why cramming doesn’t work
  • What your learning style is
  • Which study methods work best for you
  • How to use these study methods
  • How to set up a study schedule
  • How to set up your study space
  • & loads more!

Read more about BrightSparkz’ Study Skills Crash Course here.

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