We all learn in different ways, but there are three general learning styles that encompass how people learn: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (also known as the VAK Learning Styles Model).

Visual learners absorb information best when they see it in front of them. Auditory learners learn best by hearing the information. Kinesthetic learners learn best by having a go at the task, and being more “hands-on”.

When it comes to revision, it’s a good idea to know your learning style so you can revise in the most effective way that will help you absorb the information. It may be that you are a combination of two or even all three of the learning styles, but most people have a dominant area. To find out your learning style, you can take the VAK test by clicking here.

I’ve put together a list of revision aids for each learning style, but it is by no means exhaustive. Play around with some different options and see what works best for you.

 

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Visual

  • Flashcards
  • PowerPoint
  • Lecture videos
  • Mindmaps
  • Read textbooks/revision guides

 

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Auditory

  • Listen to recorded lectures
  • Record yourself reading lecture notes and listen back
  • Create mnemonics/songs to memorise topics

 

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Kinesthetic

  • Mock essays
  • Multi-choice quizzes
  • Group study, test each other
  • Study games

 

What revision techniques do you find the most effective? Did you do the VAK quiz? Did it come back with the result you expected? Let me know in the comments below!

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Revision tips for all learning styles The Patchwork Fox

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Written by hazel

mental health blogger and advocate

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