I recently wrote a post about the VARK theory, or different types of learners: visual, auditory, reading and writing, and kinesthetic. Today, I’m going to talk a little bit about reading/writing learners.


Reading and writing earners are learners who, you guessed it, read and write when trying to learn. They prefer to read printed information.


You might be an visual learner if:

l You prefer to read texts yourself rather than be read to

l You take good notes in class

l You prefer studying alone in a quiet place

l You perform better on written exams than on oral ones

l You like classes with well-spoken teachers who use long, proper sentences


You might have identified with one or two of those characteristics, or you might have found that they all describe you perfectly. If you feel like you might be a reading/writing learner, here are some resources you can use to increase your productivity and be the best learner you can be.


l Textbooks

l Glossaries

l Lists

l Newspapers and magazines

l Verbatim notes

l Example essays

l Practice test sample answers


Reading/writing learners are not better or worse than any other type of learner, they’re simply different. If a teacher doesn’t know how to get through to you, someone else might.

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