Often wonder how some people seem to remember so much? What type of learner are you and how can you improve your learning experience?
Here are a few tips that can help:
- During the lecture – take notes, draw, doodle, add visual material to your notes.
- Read for 20 minutes – take a short breaks and move around.
- Read along in your head while your computer reads the material back to you.
- Recite and demonstrate ‘to yourself’ in a mirror what you have retained.
- Talk with other students about the subject matter.
- Physically practice by doing flip cards, hands-on exercises, games, coaching, etc.
- When you are ready to teach, you’ve mastered your subject.
Here’s a few tools that can help:
- During your lecture – take notes on your device.
- Suggestion: use online storage such as OneNote from Microsoft.
- Use free Concept Mapping tool such as CMAP Tools (http://cmap.ihmc.us/products/)
- Construct your knowledge in a way that is best suited for you, create a strong foundation and practice.
-Sandra L. Leggett