Visual learners are those who learn best through what they see.
They learn best when they use graphical ways to represent what they are studying. They prefer it when information is represented in diagrams or graphs.
Visual Learner Characteristics:
- loves pictures and diagrams.
- is good at reading maps and charts.
- create strong pictures in their minds when they read.
- like bright colours (and fashions).
- may have to think for a bit to process a speech or lecture.
Study Tips for Visual Learners
Visual Learners should try to make use of diagrams and charts while they study. This is becoming easier as there is now so much educational material put in these formats.
1. Copy down all the diagrams you can
If a teacher draws a diagram on the whiteboard – copy it down. Ask them to label it properly.
It wouldn’t even be too much to ask a teacher to draw their own version of a diagram for you. The more diagrams you can get your hands on – the better.
If you can, make sure that you have textbooks that use lots of diagrams and visuals. These types of good resources will significantly increase Visual Learners studying ability.
Videos are great resources for Visual Learners. Which is why it’s fantastic that there are now so many freely available educational videos online.
Students don’t seem to mind sitting down and watching a video. This is something that can be done during their study periods or while studying at home.
YouTube is a great website that has hundreds of educational videos. But be careful – it’s also one of the most powerful procrastination tools in the world!
Visual Learners love using highlighters. They make things bright and colourful while making the important bits stand out.
When making their own notes they should develop their own highlighting system. Consistently highlighting certain types of facts in predefined colours will help Visual Learners sort out where facts sit in their heads.
While flash cards are a fantastic learning technique for Kinaesthetic Learners, they can also be a great way for Visual Learners to study.
They are particularly effective if used with diagrams or charts.
I hope this helps with your lessons! 🙂
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