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Multiple Learning Methods & Improving Your Learning

It is possible that you may have four or five true responses for more than one method of learning. For example, you may learn equally well by auditory or visual methods. However, most adults seem to favor one method of learning over the others.

Once you identify your learning profile, it stands to reason that when faced with or forced into a learning situation, you should attempt to gear the teaching style to your learning profile. If you are a visual learner and you're given the choice of reading material or listening to information, you probably should elect reading. This will improve your learning -- i.e., your comprehension and retention.

If you are about to embark on a learning activity that is primarily a lecture format and you view yourself as an auditory learner, take a tape recorder to the session, so that you can listen to it again and reinforce what was learned.