Mastering a new skill or understanding a given topic is not easy if you don’t know how to absorb and refine the amount of knowledge being offered.
According to the VAK test, there are three main methods of receiving information: visual, audio, and kinesthetic. The combination of these 3 methods will be beneficial for memorizing and controlling information, finding out the strengths and weaknesses of each method and then optimizing the learning time through the rules associated with each type. reception form.
In practice, we all use these three learning methods. While everyone has their own learning style that works best for them, knowing which method is right for you will save you a lot of time and make your work more productive.
Take the following 8-question quiz to find out:
On your first day at work, after touring the company and meeting with departments, you tend to easily:
Remember everyone’s name
Remember everyone’s face
Remember the way at the office
Your boss is giving a very long and technical presentation. Which method helps you to remember best:
Record it so you can listen to it again
Take notes while listening
Be able to walk around while taking breaks during the presentation
You lead the team on a new product launch project. Which of the following do you think will be most effective?
Break down all work through group meetings and define specific goals
Get an overview of the job, compare new products with the market and existing products at the company
Get to work right away, new ideas can be added, tested in the process
You are appointed to direct fire prevention activities at the company. The easiest way for you to remember the exits:
Write the direction on paper and read it many times
Draw a map to remember
Walk on the emergency exit
When trained for a situation you’ve never been in, the most helpful learning strategies are:
Listen to the description of the situation
Watch a video illustrating the situation
To be able to concentrate on reading a complex report, you usually:
Listen to music to avoid outside noise
Use colored pencils to highlight important points in the report
Take a 5-minute break after each reading
You will be speaking at the company awards ceremony. The most effective way to practice is:
Record and listen again
Take notes and visualize the structure of the speech
Go around and use body language
You have to present the new product feature to the customer, the easiest way to follow you is to:
Presentation also illustrated with pictures and charts
Product demonstration and explanation
If your answer:
Mostly A: Receiving information through sound
Mostly B: Receiving information through pictures
Mostly C: Receiving information through touch and movement
If you receive visual information:
According to a study by the Social Science Research Network, more than two-thirds of the world’s population belongs to this trend.
You digest information by remembering what you see, rather than what you hear, which tends to respond well to the use of images, colors, or any other visual data.
Moreover, people in this group easily visualize the object, outline the plan; allowing them to strategize without having to write or draw it on paper.
Basically, the spatial perception of this group is very sensitive, meaning that they are generally better at orienting than the other two groups.
If you absorb effectively with sound:
With more than 30% of the population in this group, receiving information through sound is the second most popular method after visuals, according to Purdue University research.
People in this group mostly rely on sounds and words to remember new information, have a very good ability to remember what has been heard, about 75% of the information heard.
You have excellent communication skills, always remembering people’s names from the first meeting; have presentation skills, memorize data, and adjust voice accordingly.
If you are a receptive person:
With just over 5% of the world’s population belonging to this group, locomotor acquisition is the rarest of the two methods. Physical or tactile tendencies are often mentioned for people in this group, that is, they excel in sports activities, perceiving objects with touch.
Typical people of this group procrastinate at the beginning of the task, making little planning or analyzing the situation before acting. They tend to be responsive to change, making quick decisions when needed.
Tactile learners often combine hands and eyes well, have the ability to express themselves and remember well. In particular, this is someone who can repeat a complete job or action with just one observation or practice.
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All courses at CTS focus on balancing using the above 3 methods while still helping each group maximize their learning ability. Find out about the courses here.