Auditory Learner

Auditory learners learn best when information is presented in a spoken language format. If you are an auditory learner, the suggestions that follow can help you to succeed in school to the best of your ability.

  • Auditory LearnerParticipate in study groups in which you can talk things out.
  • If allowed by your teacher, use a recording device to record class sessions. Use the recordings to support your written notes.
  • Use a recording device to record important information from your textbooks so that you can listen to the information as frequently as needed.
  • Work out math problems aloud, explaining to yourself the steps you are doing.
  • Repeat facts and definitions of words over and over to yourself with your eyes closed.
  • Create musical jingles or songs to remember information.
  • Dictate assigned papers and type them later.
  • Participate in class discussions as much as possible.
  • Look for books on tape or other audio materials when learning about a subject.
  • Be certain that your study place is free of auditory distractions.
  • When you encounter new words while reading, sound them out syllable by syllable.
  • Sit in front of the class to minimize things that might distract you from what your teacher is saying.
  • Read aloud when doing proofreading.

Try these suggestions and learn which ones work best for you.