Everyone learns in different ways. If you know your learning style, you can adapt your studying methods and start to ace your classes with ease. Sounds pretty good, right? So what are learning styles, again?
Learning styles are the categories used to describe the way different people best absorb new information. Everyone’s brain is unique, and psychologists have different opinions on the best way to quantify these subtle variances—”so you may not fit into one category perfectly. But the three overarching learning styles that most people use are:
- visual (sight-based),
- aural (sound-based),
- kinesthetic (physical movement-based).
This diagram shows the different learning styles, as well as how they might overlap.
Ready to see which one sounds most like you? Maybe you’re pretty sure you know your learning style already, but want to double-check. You can either take an online quiz to see what your results are, or chat with a college counselor who knows your classroom habits to gain valuable insight. By knowing which of the three main styles you are, and get some advice on how to optimize your intellectual growth!
Ideally, you can find a classroom environment and mentors that are able to adapt to your learning styles. That means that you can study and grow in ways that work for you! Increasingly, teachers (and even standardized test companies) are acknowledging the need for uniqueness and adaptation.
If you’re struggling to find a mentor that works well with your student, review this post on how to find the right college counselor for your family. You can always book a consult to learn more about our services and programs as well!