IntroductionAuditory learners often find it difficult to study, and they need to develop different strategies than other types of learners do. If you’re an auditory learner, read on for some tips on how to prepare for exams that will help you get the grades you deserve!
Write notes and study cards.Write notes and study cards. You can use these notes to study, or even as flashcards if you have time before the exam. The key is to write your own words, not verbatim from a book or website. Make sure that your notes are simple and easy to understand; don’t write too much information on them (that’s what textbooks are for). Also avoid abbreviations or handwriting that isn’t clear enough for someone else to be able to read it later on!
- Use your phone to record lectures
- Use a digital recorder to record lectures
- Use a tape recorder to record lectures
Take notes on what you hear.
- Take notes on what you hear. This is a great way to get the most out of your lectures, especially if you’re in an auditory learning environment. A laptop or other device is essential for recording the lecture so that you can listen back later, but it’s also helpful to write down important concepts, key words or phrases and main points as they are being presented by the professor or lecturer. Listening back will allow you to focus on the material at hand instead of trying desperately to keep up with everything going on around you!
Read and summarize lecture notes, textbooks, and other materials that are read aloud in class.
- Read and summarize lecture notes, textbooks, and other materials that are read aloud in class.
- Use a highlighter to mark important concepts or ideas.
- Write down the main points of each paragraph on an outline of your own creation (or use one provided by your instructor). Writing down what you’re learning helps auditory learners to better organize their thoughts and retain information more easily than if they had simply listened passively while taking notes on paper or using a laptop computer. If you find yourself struggling with comprehension at any point during this process, ask questions until you understand what’s being discussed before moving on!
Post notes around the room or your house to remind yourself of important concepts.
- Post notes around the room or your house to remind yourself of important concepts.
- Use stickers, post-it notes and other colorful items as reminders for yourself. They will help you remember what to do when you are in a stressful situation, such as an exam or job interview.
Use mnemonics to help memorize facts, such as creating acronyms or using rhymes or songs to remember information.Mnemonics are a great way to remember information. They can be used for anything from spelling, dates and acronyms to lists of items you want to memorize. Here are some examples:
- Acronyms – An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words (for example “NHS” stands for “National Health Service”). You can create your own acronyms by using the first letter(s) of each word in your list or sentence that needs remembering. For example, if you’re learning about the planets in our solar system then it might help you remember their order if you use “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas”. Try making up your own!
- Rhymes – If words don’t rhyme naturally then try putting them together using alliteration instead – this means repeating sounds such as ‘st’ or ‘sh’. Again this helps with memorizing lists because it makes them easier for us to recall later on when we need them again.”