Each and every person takes a different approach to studying, and in turn, learning.
There are people who are able to memorise an entire A4 page of writing by merely skimming and scanning the paper. And, there are others who can read the same sentence over and over without retaining any information whatsoever.
This certainly doesn’t mean that one person is more intelligent than the other; it just means that they don’t learn in the same way.
So what type of learner are you? V, A, or K? Allow me to explain…
All you visual learners learn by seeing and you fall into one of the two sub-groups.
The visual-linguistic group – Learning via the written word; either through writing or reading.
The visual-spatial group – Learning with non-word materials; diagrams, photographs, films, etc.
You find it easier to associate information to visuals, retaining this image much easier than being told the information, for example.
- You can quickly and effectively absorb huge amounts of information.
- You can easily relate ideas and concepts.
- You tend to have neat handwriting.
You auditory learners learn by listening to the spoken word. Interestingly, this doesn’t just mean listening to your tutor, you can also learn by listening to yourself!
- You are generally good at public speaking and choosing the correct tone and vocabulary to suit the occasion.
- You are a great listener, often with a great passion and aptitude for music.
- You easily remember people’s names. (I am clearly NOT an Auditory learner!)
You guys learn by doing: touching, feeling, moving, experiencing, and you also fall into one of two sub-groups.
The tactile group – Learning through touch.
The kinaesthetic group – Learning through movement.
Very often you like to take a lot of notes, make doodles, highlight passages and even use certain gestures to help you retain information.
- You have great balance and hand-eye coordination generally meaning greater athletic ability.
- You are good with your hands, and tend to be artistic.
- Despite having a slower rate of learning, you can achieve a much deeper understanding of your chosen topic.
So what type of VAK learner are you? Still not sure? Why not take the test?
At Lingualia, we are developing courses to suit the Vs, the As and also the Ks.
Rest assured, there’s something for everyone!