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KNOW YOURSELF. Academic Teacher Resources. Student Wall Planner and Study Guide. Study Technique - Learning. Study Effectiveness Learning Style and Learning Behaviour Drive/Motivation. Know Your Learning Style. (1) Not everybody learns from the same way.

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Student Wall Planner

and Study Guide

Study Technique - Learning

Study Effectiveness

Learning Style and Learning Behaviour


Know Your Learning Style

  • (1)Not everybody learns from the same way.

  • Most people actually have a preferred learning style.

Your Learning Style

  • Find out which of the three learning styles suits you best:

    • Auditory – listening

    • Visual – seeing and writing

    • Kinesthetic – motor skills - action

  • Your best learning style will help you with increased data retention and Study.

Your Learning Style

  • (2)Your learning style has implications for how you study and

  • Also how you manage your learning at school and at home

Auditory - (3)Learn by Listening

  • Learn from verbal instructions

  • Talk while you write

  • Remember names but forget faces

  • Distracted by noise

  • Remember by listening, especially with music

  • Games and pictures are annoying and distracting

(4)Auditory Learner

  • Learn from tapes/digital recorder

  • Listen and take notes

  • Review notes frequently

  • Sit in the classroom where you can hear well

  • Read, summarise and recite it aloud

Visual(5) – Learn by Seeing + Writing or Drawing

  • See words or pictures

  • Remember faces but not names

  • Vivid imagination

  • Think in pictures

  • Facial expression can tell their moods

  • Use colour

  • Tend to draw diagrams and flow charts to summarise

(6)Visual Learner

  • Use charts, maps

  • Notes and flash cards

  • Practice visualising or picture words/concepts in your head

  • Write out everything for frequent and quick visual review

  • Place notes around you

Kinesthetic – (7)Learn by Using Motor Skills – ‘Action’

  • Learn by doing, being mostly active and moving

  • Not an avid reader

  • Remember what was done, not what was seen or discussed

  • Doesn’t ‘hear’ things well

  • Touch is important

  • Impulsive

  • Loves games

(8)Kinesthetic – Learner

  • Learn taking and keeping notes

  • Write things out several times is important

  • Explore things physically – mould, manipulate, hit or pound

Know YourLearning Behaviours

  • Effective learners (9)ACTIVELY seek to advance their learning,

  • Ineffective learners (10)PASSIVELYwait for everything to come to them.


  • Use the checklist to give you a quick assessment on how you are using the various (11)learning behaviours as your disposal at the moment.

Learning Behaviour

  • (12)Changing your habits in and out of class is not a easy task.

  • If there are learning behaviours you want to work on and change –

    • you have to write them down as your goal and

    • Frequently ask yourself if you are making progress or not

Managing Test Anxiety

  • It is (13)natural to feel anxiety about taking tests.

  • A little test anxiety helps motivate you to prepare for your best.

  • It is what you do with the anxiety that is important.

Managing Test Anxiety

  • (14)Any time you face a challenge in life you are likely to be faced with similar anxious feelings.

  • If you are too anxious about taking a test it can affect your preparation and your ability to answer questions properly.

What Can I Do About Test Anxiety?

  • (15)Good Study Techniques

  • (16)Study Routine is Important

  • (17)Rest and Well Fed

  • (18)Stay Away from Junk Foods

  • (19)Don’t talk to people about the material as you wait to go into the test

  • (20)Deep Breaths

  • (21)Focus on Positive Self-Statements

DETER Strategy

  • Follow a plan for taking the test such as:

    • (21)D = Directions

    • Read the test directions very carefully

    • (22)E = Examine

    • Examine the entire test

    • (23)T = Time

    • Appropriate amount of time per marks given

    • (24)E = Easiest

    • Easiest questions first

    • (25)R = Review

    • Allow time for reviewing the test at the end

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