I was one of those kids that scraped through school by skin of my teeth. I had potential to get top marks, but just hated to study.
Every time I sat down to study I’d get hungry or sleepy or bored. And of course you can’t just stay hungry, or stay awake when you need rest or keep focused when you’re bored! Hey, any excuse would do.
I am kind of person that needs things explained in terms of apples and pears. Let’s get down to grass roots of it all. Now apples + pears = fruit salad. Therefore an atom of oxygen mixed in a bowl with 2 atoms of hydrogen makes water – COOL! That didn’t seem to be way teacher wanted to explain it though.
This really used to frustrate me because I have an insatiable appetite for knowledge, if someone would just take time to explain it to me in way that I understand!
So, after getting shock of my life when I nearly failed to graduate from High School, I decided to set about finding out how I could study and actually understand and absorb information I was so interested in learning.
I looked long and hard at different methods of learning and studied different ways in which people, who got good grades, managed it. Let me tell you that it has been one of most enlightening journeys I have undertaken.
We all learn in one of 3 ways. By learn I mean a)take in information b)understand concepts c)retain it in a way that we can use and d)regurgitate it in form that we have stored it. These 3 ways in which we all learn are by sight, sound and touch. In other words, through visual stimulus, audio stimulus and tactile stimulus. When you figure out way that your brain likes to take in information, learning becomes a blast.
So, some people learn by visual stimulus. That means you are a visual thinker. You can see vivid pictures in your minds eye, in order to understand something it must be explained in a way that can help you to ‘see’ what happens. This can be accomplished by watching a video, play, slide show or reading. It can also be done by drawing scene, seeing a physical model or seeing a picture.