You should HEAR what you’ve been missing. If you are an auditory learner try these strategies.
- Study in groups and talk things out
- Get a small tape recorder
- Record lectures, tutoring and study groups (makes a verbal record for review)
- Reduce lecture notes to main ideas (3:1) and put them on tape
- Read texts out loud or into recorder
- Listen to lecture/text tapes while driving
- Dictate papers, to be typed later
- Read questions aloud
- Work out problems aloud
- Sit in the front of the class
- Learn by participating in class discussions and debates
- Make speeches and presentations
- Create musical jingles or mnemonics to aid memorization
- Use verbal analogies and story telling to demonstrate your point
- Read explanations out loud
- To learn a sequence of steps, write them out in sentences, then read them aloud
- Explain ideas to other people
- Recite, recite, recite
- Discuss your ideas verbally whenever possible, even if you’re having a conversation with yourself!
This list is taken from: http://medicine.utah.edu/learningresources/tools/auditory.php
What are some strategies that you use or will use?
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