The following information is from a Manitoba Publication. The complete document can be found at the bottom of this page.
Organize your time
Find a good place to study
Work in a quiet environment at a table or desk that has enough room for everything you will need, such as: a textbook, a dictionary, a notebook and pens, pencils and highlighters.
Find a partner (or a few)
- Sometimes it helps to study English with someone else. You can ask each other questions and quiz each other. Discussing what you have read with your study partner will help you clarify your thinking.
How do you learn best?
When you know how you learn, you can choose learning techniques that will help you to study better
Learning by listening:
Some people are able to remember things better if they hear information. They enjoy reading aloud or studying with others, listening to recorded books or information, or listening to class presentations.
Learning by seeing:
Some people remember what they see and prefer written instructions. They like visual sources of information such as videos or the internet. They learn better when they see charts and diagrams, posters, flashcards or textbooks with pictures.
Learning by doing:
Some people learn better if they do a task themselves. They are “hands on” learners. They understand directions best if they write them down. They remember what they learn if they draw pictures and diagrams, make models, solve puzzles, participate in an activity and use their hands.