Read / Write learners.

Have you ever been asked for your notes by another student? Do you like to look up definitions in dictionaries? Is there a stack of books beside your bed?

As you are reading this, your top preference, or one of your top preferences for learning is reading / writing.

What does that mean? Simply that you like to take in information by reading and writing.

This could mean you are a good note taker in lectures. Or it may mean that you like to read textbooks and summarise your readings to help internalise them or turn them into your own knowledge.

There are a number of strategies you can utilise to help get maximum gain from your efforts in relation to studying and preparation for exams and assignments.

Have a look at the tips on the right. We suggest you try them all to see which you prefer.

Remember to take the Learning Styles Quiz and visit other pages on the site to view more study tips  

Tip One – Note taking

  • Take notes in class! Sounds easy but that’s not all…
  • Read and re write them in your own words. This will engage the brain and help internalise the information.
  • Use bullet points. This will categorise content into chunks which are easier to revise
  • Have you heard of Cornell note taking? Here’s a link or check out the other pages of this resource

Tip Two – Effective Reading - KWL

  • What I know. What I want to know. What I have learned.
  • Record what you know and want to know about a subject before reading a paper or article.
  • Record what youv've learned or not while reading.
  • Have you answered your questions? This can be a starting point for discussion or research

Tip Three – Diagram to Words

  • A picture paints a thousand words
  • How many pictures can a word write?
  • Seems wrong but for you it can be good to try and capture the message of a diagram or picture in a sentence.



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