How Do I Learn Best?
People learn new material best when they encounter it multiple times and through multiple means. Since visual, audio and text-based information each activate different parts of the brain, you are in a better position to make sense of new information when you encounter it in different ways.
It is important as well to remember that your study environment also has an impact on how you learn. With the resources on this page you can learn to make the most of your study environment and learn strategies that will help you become an active and effective learner.
Consider the following Strategies and Resources:
Apps for Different Learners
There are a myriad of apps that are tailored to your learning preference. Consider these alternative ways of studying:
- Keep an organized, visual schedule with the inClass app
Note-Taking Software One Note
Try out this visual daily and weekly planner available in the iStudent Pro app
- Create virtual flashcards with Quizlet
- Create more flashcards with Study Aid
Diagrams and Graphic Organizers- Inspiration
- Evernote is a great visual, virtual sticky-note tool
- MindMeister is a fantastic mind-mapping app
- Create a distraction-free writing interface with WriteRoom
- Listen to information with VoiceDream, a useful text-to-speech app
- Speak It! is another text-to-speech app
- FocusBooster also lets you use a study timer with auditory cues
- Use the study timer in FocusBooster for the exercise breaks you plan with SworkIt
- Play with virtual flashcards in Evernote
- Join an interactive classroom with The Khan Academy
Speech-to-Text Software: Dragon Dictation
Student Resources Links