Study Tips for Visual Learners
Visual learners remember things they have seen. To help them learn, they could
Hi, I'm Stephanie Gallagher for About.com, and today, I'll share with you some tips for visual learners.Each of us has a preferred learning style. That means we learn best by either seeing, hearing or experiencing information. If you're a visual learner, it's easiest for you to remember things that you've seen. Research shows that you will perform better on tests if you adapt your study habits to suit your learning style.Taking notes and making lists are great tools to help visual learners study. Visual learners also find it helpful to use maps and charts to study. Really, any kind of graphic depiction of something is helpful to a visual learner. Outlines are also a terrific tool for visual learners. In fact, experts say that just the act of making an outline can help visual learners learn and retain information. Techniques like diagramming sentences are tailor-made for visual learners. Visual learners should ask the teacher to diagram sentences if he or she isn't already doing so.Watching videos can also be a useful studying tool for visual learners. Some experts suggest that visual learners are drawn to color and tend to like fashion. They even dream in color. This makes techniques like highlighting and color-coding words and notes extremely helpful for visual learners. And finally, flash cards are a great tool for visual learners. And the nice thing about flash cards is that you can use them either alone or with a partner.Thanks for watching. For more great tips just like these, join us on the web at Education.About.com.