Try to identify your learning style. If you are unable to identify your learning style through formal testing, you can informally discover your learning style be keeping a journal of the teachers and subjects where you have had the most success. By knowing your learning style you will achieve success in your academics and with your future endeavors as well. You may find that you have a strength in one area or a combination of several types. It is also important to understand the best time for you to study, when you are the most alert and capable of retaining information.
The kinesthetic learner tries things out, touches, feels, manipulates and must be directly involved in the learning process by using all their senses and performs hands-on methods and activities, small group discussions and activities which involves physical movement.
The auditory learner learns best through verbal instructions and discussion groups. If you are an auditory learner you recall information by repeating it out loud over and over again. An auditory learner would benefit from oral instruction, hearing or reciting material to be mastered and being able to discuss or narrate topics instead of writing down all the information. Using a tape recorder for lectures would be beneficial for your learning style.
The visual learner tends to examine his/her world by watching and seeing. The visual learner may stare into space attempting to visualize a concept. The visual learner also attempt to recall words or ideas by shapes or configurations. The visual learner will organize their world by creating lists, using the calendar and drawing pictures with details. The visual learner would learn from reading books, looking at pictures, movies, and writing down information to organize information.