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Learning Strategies Chart

Auditory learner:

Relies on hearing information from others and listening to him/herself. Can listen to a lecture and remember with minimal notes. Learns best by listening to an explanation.

Visual learner:

Depends heavily on visual cues. Absorbs what is seen in writing, pictures, film, overheads, diagrams, and other visual representations. Learns best by reading and watching. Prefers taking notes to see what he/she hears. Tends to retain what he/she hears for only brief periods.

Kinesthetic learner:

Likes to use motor skills during the learning process - learning through action and hands-on activity. Prefers demonstrations versus verbal or written explanations.

Learning Strategies Chart

Learning Style Instructional Method Adaptive Strategies
Auditory Lab demonstrations,written reading material Ask for verbal explanation. Talk through what you are doing during a lab experiment. Take notes and recite them aloud after class/lab. Tape lectures and/or labs. Work with study groups where you can discuss material
Visual Lectures, discussions Take notes. Include diagrams professor draws on board or shows on slides. Create summaries of notes. Use colored pens to annotate texts and highlight notes. Pay attention to professor's facial expressions, tone of voice, and other visual cues that emphasize important information.
Kinesthetic Lecture, written reading material Take notes. Ask questions. Walk around while reciting notes or reviewing test material. Use note cards that you can manipulate while reviewing. Work with study groups where you can actively discuss materials

After completing your assessment of the Learning Strategies Chart, go back and move on to the Course Factors section.