Find the Best Learning Style for You
Did you know there are three learning styles? Studying in a way that works best for your individual learning style will help you to learn most effectively and efficiently. The three main learning styles are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.
Read the below style descriptions. Chances are, you’ll find yourself saying “oh, yeah, that’s me!” to the one that fits you most.
The Bepko Learning Center from Indiana University and Purdue University provides the following as easy to understand descriptions of the three basic learning styles.
• Uses visual objects such as graphs, charts, pictures, and seeing information
• Retains information through hearing and speaking
• Likes to use the hands-on approach to learn new material
How to make it work for you when studying for the DMV written test.
And yes, you do need to study for the DMV written test. Nationally, the fail rate hovers around 60-70%, and in some states, like California, it’s as low as 45%. For a more comprehensive test, like the CDL, pass rates are not published but it is most certainly worse.
The reality is many laws are not intuitive, especially specifics on laws and safe driving guidelines, such as fines and recommended distance before turning on a turn signal. To further complicate matters, laws and specific guidelines vary by state. To pass a test on these non-intuitive specifics, one must study.
*Take repetitive, interactive online practice tests with a specific focus on the questions you miss
*Play music softly in background when reading manual and when taking online practice tests
*Ask a friend to pick up the manual and ask you questions from it
Many online companies have formed to provide in-depth study guidance for preparing for these tests. Examples of such companies include dmvcheatsheets.com and dmv.org . But, taking the material they offer and using it in a way that works with your learning style will make learning feel easy and will ultimately lead to passing the test on your first attempt.
Lisa Lippiner covers driving news for DMVCheatSheets.com