If you’re an auditory learner, you will likely enjoy speaking and hearing others speak when it comes to learning. You may however struggle when it comes to reading or staying engaged in a quiet classroom. However, there are strategies to help you to engage in your classes and get the most out of your independent study sessions better and in this blog, we outline some tools you can use.
1. Find a study partner
Team up with a study group or a reliable study partner and try quizzing each other on the content you’ve learnt. By verbally reinforcing the information with others, it will help you to retain it better, especially if you have to memorize lots of details.
2. Record your classes
Recording your classes is a really great way to keep notes if you’re an auditory learner. Be sure to ask your teacher’s permission first. By recording your classes, it means you can focus all of your attention on listening to your teacher during class.
3. Sit at the front of class
Find a spot in the front row so that you can hear your teacher clearly. If you’re placed at the back of the room, ask your teacher if it would be possible to move to the front in order to be able to get the most out of your lessons.
4. Listen to lyric-free music
If you’re an auditory learner, you’ll likely enjoy listening to music while you study, however it’s important to make sure it’s not distracting. Try classical music or Lo-Fi (found on Youtube). If you struggle with sensory issues you might want to try Brown Noise.
5. Listen to podcasts
Listening to podcasts is a great way to extend your content knowledge on any given topic. With so many to choose from, you will definitely find one that is on the topic you’re interested in learning more about. Try listening to a podcast while going about your daily chores e.g. while you get dressed or on your way to school.