We as a species never cease to learn and acquire knowledge. Every day we learn something or the other through our daily endeavors. Studying to gain knowledge is not an overnight process as it takes a while as the foundation of information has to be built from the ground up. Thus it is important that whatever topic we study, we do it right. Be it a topic like nomenclature from Organic chemistry, it must be taken in a way that suits you the best. It is imperative to figure out what conditions and techniques help you to take in information the best. Let us look at a few learning style approaches I would recommend you to go through to help you make studying easier and more effective.
- Reading or writing: The most widely used and conventional of the learning techniques taken by people. Most people are able to understand a topic once they read through it. Once you understand the meaning, if you are able to paraphrase it easily, this is the technique for you.
- Kinesthetic learning: Also known as tactile learning is a learning style in which students gain knowledge through their physical actions as in they perform actions first hand and not just sitting around listening to instructions, lectures or demonstrations. Kinesthetic learning is for you if you prefer doing physical activities over just reading and listening to instructions.
- Audio cues: Audio cues help people who are the best listeners. Listening to a topic being read out or taught by someone will be more impactful to this kind of people. Listening to the audio version of the textbook, taped lectures and reading topics out loud will help these kinds of learners.
- Visual cues: As the name suggests, these are for the people who prefer visual content to help them understand the topic better. Videos and illustrations like flow charts and graphs are more effective for this group of people when compared to reading a topic on paper.
Finding the right technique is imperative but just in case try out every technique for yourself and pick the best one or mix it up now and then when you feel that one is not working for you. Studying is easy if you know what works for you. Finding the right technique which works for you, in the right environment while taking the required amount of rest will help you to maximize your learning experience. Let it be preparing for your Chemistry board exam or just to gain some knowledge, know yourself to know more about the world. For help on certain topics with audio-visual explanations on topics of chemistry like hybridization and more check out this YouTube channel-