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).
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!