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6 Study Tips for Visual Learners
Visual Learning is one of the three different learning styles made famous by Neil D. Fleming in his VAK model of learning. He states that people who are visual learners need to see new information in order to truly learn it, hence the need for study tips for visual learners.

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Visual Learning

... is learning by seeing the information through images, graphs, and other visual materials.

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Study Tips for Visual Learners

  • Color Code. Assign color to common themes in your lectures, when highlighting information.
  • Organize your notes by compiling handouts, putting tabs, writing neatly, using ...

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