This Is How to Discover Your Best Study Method - Deepstash
The sequential (or analytic) learner

It is an analytic person likes to learn things step-by-step, or sequentially.

Knowing if you are a sequential learner can help you take advantage of the study recommendations.

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  • Sequential learners are more likely to respond to a problem with logic, instead of emotion.
  • You may feel the need to understand each part of an algebra equation.
  • You may be good with time management.
  • You tend to remember names.
  • Your notes are categorized and labelled.
  • You plan ahead.

Difficulties

  • You may get hung up on details because you have to understand before you move on.
  • You get frustrated when people don't understand things as quickly as you do.

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  • Ask for clear rules. Without rules, you might feel lost.
  • Don't worry about not finishing a task. Sometimes it is good to move on and re-visit a project later.
  • Don't worry if some things don't seem logical.
  • Group your information since you are good at categorising things.
  • Sit in front of the class to avoid getting distracted.
  • Don't worry about big concepts you don't grasp right away. You may need to know all the details first before you can put them together.
  • Take things step-by-step, but don't get hung up if you don't understand a specific step.
  • Ask for clear goals if you feel you need them.

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Analytic learners like facts and like learning things in sequential steps.

Many of their preferred methods are used in traditional teaching. Teachers generally give tests that favour analytic learners, such as true and false or multiple choice exams.

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