There are 3 types of learners which are the most common: Visual, auditory and kinaesthetic. My top 5 stationary items can hopefully benefit any learner!
Flashcards have many benefits. I think I am a mix of a visual and auditory learner. Flashcards can let me see everything in one order and they even help to memorise notes. Such as repeating my notes out loud so I won’t forget. However, Flashcards can also help kinaesthetic learners as it engages a part of their brain when they flip the flashcards or even writing on them. I sort them out into piles so it’s easier for me to know what I need to learn.
I love a bit of colour in my work it looks more fun! Fun fact: the brain can remember colour easily! Highlighters are good for visual learners and even kinaesthetic learners. Kinaesthetic learners like to have a structure in their notes so that they can recognise patterns and retain information, diagrams and flowcharts benefit them. Highlighters can help colour code diagrams and flowcharts. I even find that highlighters help organise notes, a pro which I definitely like. I can get messy sometimes; well a lot of the time.
Following on from colour, post it notes do a great job too. There are many types of post it notes. Personally, I prefer the standard square but the skinny rectangle post it note does an amazing job too. The skinny post it notes is good to stick in books so that I can remember my page and mark what I need to revise next. Let’s be honest, the list of topics to revise is never ending. Standard square post it notes are good to stick around your bedroom, you get used to seeing them especially when they are colour coded! You may have realised that colour coding my notes is one tip I swear by after mentioning it before. It really does work, when I’m stuck in an exam I will immediately think of all of my coloured post it notes, going through them all until I find the correct one.
I simply can’t do my notes in a black pen; it makes revision even more boring than it should be. Fine liners offer precision to my work which makes it neater. Usually, mind maps aren’t the way I go to revise; I can never read my notes as it all gets too crowded! However if I chose to, I will use fine liners for my mind map which makes them more pretty and organised the notes better. Like highlighters, fine liners can benefit kinaesthetic learners with diagrams and flowcharts. For those auditory learners, I’ve got your back covered. Repeating your notes will help you learn them!
The classic notebook has many pros. They can be used for practically everything! I use them to jot down notes, however I know that will not be the case for everyone. I know some will use their notebook as a goal logger. I think it’s a great idea as it could be used for everything and not just for revision. I write down how many hours of revision I have done in my notebook. At the end of a month, looking at my hours tells me if I should be doing more revision or if I have overdone it. It gives me a sense of pride because I know my hard work will get me somewhere even when it doesn’t feel like it.
Let me know if my tips have helped! What are yours?