The most effective way for me to learn information is the Auditory Learning Style and Kinesthetic Learning Style. As I read the tendencies for both the Auditory and Kinesthetic learning styles I checked each tendency that I do a daily basis and realized that it’s split down the middle.
As I was growing up I had a problem retaining information that I read. I would read a paragraph and forget half of what I read or just lose interest in it, then start over again.
My first grade teacher caught on to this. When she would read out loud I wouldn’t have any problems remembering what she said. She gave me two things to try. One was to read out loud and see if I remember the information I just read. Two was to read it then write it down. At times I would write the same thing down up to five times. By doing this I was able to retain the information.
I have learned that reading out loud, just loud enough so that all I hear is me. Reading out loud is like being at a lecture. As I am reading I am listening to it and am able to retain the information without repeating it.
As I read, I put what I read into a mental image of something that I have experienced or what someone told me they experienced before.