You are a Visual Learner

Visual learners learn best when they can visualise things and imagine them in space. They benefit from colorful videos, diagrams and being able to draw things out.

Characteristics of Visual Learners:

  • They think in pictures

  • Enjoy watching videos and visualising information

  • Easily identify patterns in what they see

  • Are typically good with charts, diagrams and maps

  • Need to visualise things in order to understand them

  • Draw and doodle a lot

  • Have a vivid imagination and sometimes get lost in mental wandering

  • Have a holistic, bigger picture thinking

 

Strategies for Learning:

  • Look out for learning materials with lots of visual explanations (e.g. diagrams)

  • Supplement your studies with additional visual stimuli

  • Drawing things out yourself

  • Create diagrams & doodle to understand concepts better

  • Write out lists to structure information

  • Color-coordinate your notes 

  • Take detailed notes with drawings

 

Hybrid Visual Learners:

You could also be a hybrid learner! Here are some hybrid learning style options:

  • Visual-Kinesthetic

  • Visual-Auditory

  • Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic

 

Read more about the other learning styles to see if you can enhance your studying strategies with a hybrid model: AuditoryKinesthetic

Motivation:

 

Finally, make sure that your learning materials help you motivate you to learn. Some motivating factors I’ve discovered are:

1. Course Timing/Schedule

Whether you have a set schedule for the course (e.g. if it is live) or if it is on-demand. Be honest with yourself, what would motivate you to put in the work more?

 

2. Social Pressure

Some people need company and social pressure for motivation, while some prefer to do things on their own. Which one are you?

 

3. Paid vs. Free

A huge motivating factor for me – if I’ve paid for something, I value it much more than free resources. Again, be honest with yourself here to find the perfect course for you.