Study Skills, Techniques and Methods

02

Oct'15

Is Your Child Visual, Auditory or Kinaesthetic?

People not only learn at different rates, but also in different ways. Some students want their teacher or lecturers to write everything on the board. Others prefer to listen. Some like to sit in small groups and discuss a question; others like to listen to a lecture, translating it into pictures or doodles in their notebook.

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24

Sep'15

The History and Art of Mnemonics

A mnemonic is a specific reconstruction of target content intended to tie new information more closely to the learner's existing knowledge base and, therefore, facilitate retrieval. There are a variety of mnemonic techniques, including keywords, pegwords, acronyms, loci methods, spelling mnemonics, phonetic mnemonics, number-sound mnemonics, and Japanese "Yodai" methods.

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02

Apr'14

Learning Styles a Myth, British Researchers Say

"If your child comes home from school and says 'I'm a visual (or auditory or kinaesthetic) learner' be concerned. Be very concerned," wrote Phil Revell in an article to the Times. "There is little evidence that approaches based on learning styles and learning cycles are valid."

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29

Apr'13

What Is Mind Mapping?

A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to generate, visualise, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organising information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing.

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