
Math Help
Effective Learning Strategy  AUDITORY LEARNERS 
SUGGESTIONS FOR OPTIMIZING YOUR
LEARNING STYLES
AUDITORY LEARNERS Are you primarily an auditory learner? Do you prefer to have someone
explain math to you rather than read about it or see it on paper?
The following suggestions will be particularly helpful if you are a strong auditory learner but are weaker in the visual area. 1. Sit near the front of the classroom so you can clearly hear your teacher without auditory distractions. 2. You may want to use a tape recorder during lectures and listen to
each lecture as soon after class as possible.
3. Take part in classroom discussions. 4. Ask lots of questions in class, after class, and in help sessions. Ask for clarification if you don't completely follow an explanation in class. 5. Restate, in your own words, math concepts you are trying to understand. 6. Ask your math teacher to repeat important concepts. 7. Listen carefully to the math lecture. Mentally follow the concepts, then write them down to capture what was said. 8. If you can't get everything that the teacher writes on the blackboard,
find a classmate who seems to be more of a visual learner
9. When figuring out a difficult homework assignment, you may want to read it aloud into a tape recorder and then listen to it and write it down. 10. Immediately after you read your math textbook assignment, recite aloud what you have just learned. 11. Read your class notes and textbook notes aloud. Whenever possible, say them in your own words into a tape recorder. 12. Talk about math to a study partner or to anyone who might listen. (even your pets.) 13. Listen for keywords in your math lecture. Note if your instructor
emphasizes certain points through his or her tone of voice,
14. Record all the key concepts, formulas, explanations, and theorems on an audiocassette and listen to them often. Taken from the book:

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