I have chosen to discuss SQ3R, flashcards, and vocabulary cartoons since these seem to the best learning techniques for my learning style, which is aural, logical, physical, social, solitary, verbal, and visual.
The first strategy I will discuss is SQ3R, which stands for Survey, Question, Read, Recall, and Review. Survey means to scan all material that is to be read. Question means to identify the information you seek, identify what is important, and think about what it means to the objectives of the class. Read means to read for understanding and focus on questions. Recall means to remember in chunks, recite answers to questions, and recall key points. Review means to reread what you need. I sometimes struggle with comprehending what I read so I believe this will be an extremely useful strategy. Along with the SQR3 strategy, finding quiet places to read, keep a pen and paper nearby. If you are reading a paper book, highlight key points and vocabulary words. This will help in the Recall part of SQR3.
Since I am a visual learner, I believe flashcards will be very useful for learning new information. When using flashcards, you write vocabulary words, ideas, or phrases on the front of 3-by-5-index cards. On the back of the index cards, you write the definition, explanation, or other key facts. You can use flashcards to test yourself. Each time you study your flashcards, be sure to shuffle them to be sure you do not get used to the order they are in. Also, each time you memorize what is on any of your flashcards, remove it from your stack. Do this until you have memorized all of them. By the time you run out of flashcards, you should be able to remember and understand each and every one of them. Continue to review the flashcards periodically to help the information stick in your memory.
The last strategy I will discuss is vocabulary cartoons. Visual cartoons use what is known as the DAP Method (definition, association, and picture) to assist the...