Advice for Read and Write Learners
What exactly means Read and Write learners? These kinds of learners are very traditional ones. They are so conventional and the best for old school ways of learning, such as taking notes during the class. If your child is one of these kinds of students, you can improve their studying in the following ways.
The most important advice for these kinds of learners is to take notes, a lot of notes so they will be able to cement the facts and ideas into their head. This way you are using more effort and your brain is working twice faster than usual. Thus, your brain memorizes better. These notes should be written in your words. First of all, this means that you understood everything that you had read. You can’t imagine how important this is for learning.
Rewriting the notes is as important as taking notes. This way you are reviewing everything that you wrote. Don’t underestimate the importance of this part of learning. However don’t do it word for word, you have to retell it again in your head. If you do it word for word, you are risking doing it mechanically and making of it nothing more than a waste of time. So if you want to does this part do it properly or don’t do it at all.
Notes during the class
Notes during the class are the most important part of the studying. First of all, this is an assurance that you are going to listen to your teacher. This is the guarantee that you are going to turn on your brain during the class. Therefore, you are not going to lose time at school. And you are going to spare a lot of free time excluded for home.
Don’t lose handouts
Handouts can save a lot of your time. Sometimes your teacher speaks so fast that it is practically impossible to write down everything. That is why you should use handouts. If they are related to the lesson, then you should use it all the time.
To be better organized you should use bullet points lists. This way you will condense information into small bits. This is the easiest way to put down a lot of information just in one easy to read format.
Diagrams and charts
If you are not good at reading diagrams or charts, you should interpret them with words. This way you will understand it while retelling them. If this is not the case, then you should just study them thoroughly and try to memorize the information as much as possible.
If your child is one of these kinds of learners, then you should help him at the very first beginning. Try to motivate him with interesting office material and equipment. Buy him a colorful notebook or a packet of highlighters. Teach him how to enjoy learning, how to make it enjoyable. This way you will motivate him and his creativity, which is very important part of learning.