Do You Zone Out in Class?


If history lectures and geometry calculations blind you with ZZZs — or worse, leave you with Cs — your IQ probably isn’t to blame. Maybe the lessons just aren’t your style — learning style, that is.

There are many theories about learning styles, but we’re focusing on one that involves three common styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. (We’ll explain what these mean later.) It’s difficult for teachers to tailor lessons to all learning styles, which is why some kids are considered “book-smart” and others get low grades no matter how hard they try. Find out how to make tough subjects work for you by taking the quiz. (Tip: Try not to think too long about the answers. Go with your gut.)

Sources: Associated Press, CNN, BBC, University of South Dakota, American Federation of Teachers.

Do You Zone Out in Class?

How you learn has a big impact on how much you want to pay attention.

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