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Learning Styles Aural Strategies

What is a Learning Style?


Information enters your brain three main ways: sight, hearing and touch, which
one you use the most is called your Learning Style
New Zealand-based teacher Neil D. Fleming is the originator of the VARK®, or
visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic classification
• Visual Learners learn by sight
• Auditory Learners learn by hearing
• Read/Write Learn by read and write
• Tactile Learners (kinesthetic) learn by touch

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Key words:
listening, discussing, talking, questioning, recalling

Description:
This type of learners prefers information that is spoken or heard. Making
statements and using questions are an important for those with this preference.

If you have a strong preference for learning by Aural methods (A =


hearing) you should use some or all of the following:

To take in the information:


 attend classes
 attend discussions and tutorials
 discuss topics with others
 discuss topics with your teachers
 explain new ideas to other people
 use a recording device
 remember the interesting spoken examples, stories, jokes…
 describe the overheads, pictures and other visuals to somebody who was not
there
 leave spaces in your notes for later recall and ‘filling.’

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Study tips for Auditory Learner


• Your notes may be poor because you prefer to listen. You will need to
expand your notes by talking with others and collecting notes from books.
• If possible, record the study material, and listen to it frequently.
• Ask others to ‘hear’ your understanding of a topic.
• Read your summarised notes aloud.
• Explain your notes to another person with an Aural preference.
• Use word association to remember facts and lines.
• Provide oral along with written instructions.
• Include whole group discussions.
• Watching audio-visual which compliment the written test.
• They take longer time to read a passage, so give them sufficient time to
read.
• Allow them to listen to music while studying, specially math's or science.
• Repeat facts with closed eyes.

To perform well in examination:


 Imagine talking with the examiner.
 Listen to your voices and write them down.
 Spend time in quiet places recalling the ideas.
 Practice writing answers to old question papers.
 Speak your answers aloud or inside your head.

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This is YOU
 You learn best by listening.
 You like to read out loud.
 You are not afraid to speak in class.
 You like oral reports.
 You are good at explaining things.
 You can remember names easily.
 You notice sound effects in movies.
 You enjoy music.
 You read slowly.
 You are good at grammar and foreign language.
 You follow spoken directions well.
 You Can absorb a lecture with little effort
 You can't keep quiet for long periods.
 You often avoid eye contact in order to concentrate
 You Like background music when study
 You may talk to yourself when study

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