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There are many different ways to study, and different styles suit different people. Take the Study Stylz Quiz to see what sort of study methods suit you!

Visual Stylz
Visual learners learn best from SEEING things. If you are a visual learner perhaps you could try some of these things to help with your study...
  • Try using colour in your notes. Use different coloured pens or highlighters. Even try different coloured paper.
  • Draw pictures and diagrams to help explain your notes, mind maps can be particularly useful. It is these that will help you remember later on.
  • Make flash cards using images and different colours.
Kinaesthetic Stylz
Kinaesthetic learners learn best by DOING things. If you are a kinaesthetic learner perhaps you could try some of these things to help with your study...
  • Try moving around when you are studying at home.
  • Make some "jigsaw" study cards. You could try pairs of jigsaw cards that fit together where you have to fit the question and answer together.
  • Have a squish ball in your hand to stop you getting side-tracked or fidgeting.
  • Try making up a rhyme or a song to remember key points.
Audio Stylz
Auditory learners learn best from HEARING things. If you are a auditory learner perhaps you could try some of these things to help with your study...
  • Try studying with a friend and explaining to each other what you know about each topic. Ask each other questions and see how much you know!
  • Record your notes, lie back in a comfortable spot and listen to them.


Most people are a mixture of learning styles, try mixing up the different hints to see which suit you.

General Hints

  • Practice remembering information, the more you do this the stronger the links to that information in your brain are.
  • Study at the best time for you. Are you a morning person or a night person? Notice when it is that you concentrate best and when it is that your mind drifts off.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, it is hard to concentrate when you are squirming.
  • Study to music without words. Baroque music is particular good for concentration.
  • Use flash cards. These are cards with a question or hint on one side, and the answer on the other side. They are good for practicing what you know.
  • Drink 6-8 glasses of water per day.
  • Make sure you take regular breaks. Take a 10 minute break every hour and walk around. It is important to get the blood flowing to your brain!