Actually, yes. Understand how you learn best and you can get more from your study time. And when you're trying to squeeze in a 20-minute revision session between lessons, it makes sense to study in a way that makes the most information stick.
Take our quiz to find out what type of learner you are, and then pick up our revision tips below...
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Listeners (or auditory learners) are good at taking in information. They revise well by saying things out loud. If you're a listener, your strengths lie in giving presentations and explaining things.
Revision tip: Make flashcards with questions on one side and answers on the other, then ask and answer the question out loud. By actually saying the words, you'll keep the information fresh in your mind for longer.
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Artists do well if they’re given graphics and images to learn from, rather than just being talked at. They're also likely to create stories or imagery to help with problem-solving.
Revision tip: keep your notes colour-coded for different topics, from highlighting and underlining to matching the colour of your flashcards. This will help you keep track of what falls under each subject.
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This type of learner loves to write down everything. They’re always making notes in class and they’re fantastic essay writers. Their revision strengths lie in making lots of clearly laid-out revision notes, which they read and reread.
Revision tip: write down your notes in lots of different places - on your notepad, on flashcards, and on your computer. This will keep you engaging with the revision and keep it fresh in your mind.
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Movers like revising on the go, and they would rather study by doing than reading. If you're a mover, you’re always itching to get up off your seat and start doing stuff in classes.
Revision tip: make lots of flashcards and arrange them into groups to understand relationships between different topics, or pace up and down your room while you revise. This will keep your fidgeting from becoming a distraction.
What learning style did you get? What do you think about the different types on learning? Does your learning style fit into these categories? Post your answer below!