Strategies for your Visual learning style
- Take lecture notes
- Underline, highlight, or circle printed material
- Borrow others’ notes, compare to own
- Draw pictures in notes to illustrate ideas
- Use a variety of colors-in pens, highlighters, note cards, etc. for different categories or concepts
- After reading, review notes or underlined material to reinforce learning
- Write it out!
- Use outlines, pictures, graphs, charts and diagrams
- Use a plastic cover with erasable markers to label diagrams over and over, or to test yourself writing answers to questions
- Visualize spelling of words or facts to be memorized
- Test yourself by visualizing main ideas or questions and write the details or answers
- Read black and white text and convert information into pictures, maps, diagrams, sketches, lists, etc.
- Make mind maps to look at spatial relationships
- Rewrite or redraw things from memory
- Look at professors and others when they talk to help you focus and to pick up on body language
- Make and use flashcards for studying (vocabulary, formulas, condensed notes, etc.)
- Use computers to organize material and to create graphs, tables, charts
- Study in a quiet place away from verbal disturbances
- Make your study area visually appealing
This list is taken from: http://medicine.utah.edu/learningresources/tools/visual.php
What strategies do use or will start to use?
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