At school, a lot of you have probably heard of different types of learners.
- There are visual learners, who prefer to look at information in pictures and graphs
- Aural learners, who learn best when they can process the information through hearing it
- Kinaesthetic learners, who absorb information best with hands-on activities
- And, reading and writing learners, which, the name speaks for itself.
However, before you identify what your learning STYLE is, I want to first give some tips on working habits.
Although there is a wide range of different habits, I would say that there are two main groups.
First, there is something I like to call the ‘flow’ group. These types of students are reasonably loose with their studying and prefer to go with the flow. Instead of creating a timetable or follow a set structure to their learning, they have short spurts of work, which blends and becomes merged with break and relaxation times. They often struggle to finish work in a concentrated amount of time because of distractions, but they have a healthy relaxed approach to learning.
On the other hand, the ‘order’ group, are students who always have a fixed timetable, and a disciplined approach when it comes to study time. They can concentrate remarkably well and normally complete homework within a set time. These are those people whose desks are on the more organised side of things. However, their inflexible attitude to work means that they are unable to relax when it comes to taking a break, and often feel guilty when doing so.
Now, I understand that no one is completely one type, but I would like you to pick the one that you identify with most because… *drumroll*
Here are some specific tips to each type!