Your Read/write Preference – Join the Discussion

Read about the experiences of others with a Read/write learning preference.

Why not share your experiences too?

  • Do you consider yourself a Read/write person?
  • Are there aspects of your life where your Read/write preference is apparent?
  • What study strategies do you find helpful, as someone with a Read/write preference?

Leave a comment below to tell us about your experiences as someone with a Read/write preference.

  1. Cathy said:

    I always find I write things down to remember. I have a photographic memory for words and the words then give me a framework to remember things. I do have a practical job, so I have learned “Brain memory” for certain skilled tasks that I have to perform, which take lots of practice (I’m in a nursing role, so this includes skills such as bandaging, administration of eye/ear drops and more difficult things like blood draws) but this has been a challenge. If I could just memorise the steps it would be easier for me. However I have come to understand this and be like Nd to myself and give myself the time to learn new brain memory, being gentle on myself as I realise it takes me longer to master practical tasks, although I have excellent understanding of what I’m doing and why . Hope this helps someone!

  2. Rachel Smith-Roseboro said:

    I have to read out loud to get an understanding of what I’m reading. I have been doing that for years, I didn’t know there was a name for it. And I have to write down what I’m learning to get a better understanding of it. I also enjoy writing and reading. So it fit well for me that my learning preference is Mild Read/Write, it just makes sense now.

  3. Pauline A. Elipane said:

    True. The printed word is my friend. I am never as confident learning something new, as when I have pen and paper on hand to write important notes I want to remember. I often also take snapshots of words onscreen when listening to, or watching instructional videos, to reinforce learning through later review

  4. Abdulkabeer Hatiyat said:

    Read and write is really my learning skill. As at today, I quit a recipe video because there is no subtitles, even if I’m watching movies I prefer it with no sound and I will be reading subtitles. I used to rewrite note too. I remembered during my school day I used to pass those courses with material/handout with As. Thanks a lot for making me realize my ability.

  5. Aniek said:

    I was so surprised with how this totally matched with how I like to study and understand things. I always like handwritten notes and it really helps for me to write something over and over again to remember it. I also really like to write, not in the sense of writing an article or smth like that, I just really like to write letters in general, which may sound pretty weird but I just like it and it makes me want to compete with myself to make my handwriting even better and write faster.
    I’m also someone who not only has to hear something but read it as well to really remember it, and when it’s not directly written I feel like I’m visualising the words in my head and making sure I remember the explained concept.

    This test really made me realize how much I depend on reading and writing, and how much it helps me. I’m really thankful!

  6. Adão Maia said:

    I consider myself a read/write person because this is the way open my mind so strongly that I want to do the 2 things in the same time, they are connected with my source of knowledge and creativity.

  7. Kolweni Yolanda said:

    Yes I do find myself as a read\write person because I prefer reading the handouts and notes provided by my teacher and after reading I write whatever I have learnt down

  8. Jeannie Hudson said:

    I believe that the Vark questionnaire has my learning style completely correct. I am excited to learn how to implement these suggestions in my day to day learning.

    • Chris Ogbewe said:

      I prefer to read and write. Thanks you!

  9. Shyteria said:

    The read/write learning style makes total sense. I have always gravitated towards reading and writing things in order for it to make sense to me. It is really a natural instinct. If I do not read something or write it down, I do not fully understand it or remember it. So thanks for the reassurance!

  10. samuel loitamon makatai said:

    For me, even though I occasionally listen to videos, and sometimes draw some circles around some text when reading, most of the time I find myself reading and writing almost at the same measure, to internalize what I’m reading, for me to understand, I have to put down some interesting facts or points I wish to remember, and sometimes I highlight what I wish to remember or revise later, even when reading a novel, I have to have a pen and paper to put down vocabularies or some phrases which are new to me.

    • Alessandra said:

      Well, when I study I just go over and over the material and each time I read and write notes down very quick in format list points, till I remember them. I used to do schemes in bullet list points, but lately I just read and write down what I remember and go over it. I also love when people use a different range of vocabulary and I enjoy to learn languages as well. I would prefer to read thousands of pages rather than trying to undestand visual features, when there’s an explanation associated to a flowchart or a picture I always struggle to understand it and I always look for a written and detailed explanation below.

  11. sese said:

    I am surprised because I just realized that I am a read/write learner. I remember that I aced an exam after reading it three times and the chemistry quizzes if I rewrite my notes again.

  12. Lincoln Woodward said:

    Thank You!

    • Nadia said:

      Thanks for your help

  13. sooz said:

    I am unusual in that read / write is my strong preference, but I am on the dyslexic spectrum. I did not really have a problem reading, (learnt to read whole word rather than sounding out), but spelling is difficult. However I definitely like to write notes, summaries from written material. I cannot do aural / verbatim notes well at all. Like many dyslexics, I have poor auditory memory skills and scored zero on aural learning preference.

  14. Allysa said:

    In my own opinion I think that reading and writing have their own different definitions : such as reading is how you try to pronounce each word, syllables etc. and you also learn a lot of words but you don’t understand all of it because you are trying to read and learn about such things to and why I’m reading this book and the answer for that you want to learn more things and explore different aspects about why I’m reading it or doing this kind of thing?
    How about writing is how you put each words to create a phrase or your showing that everyone can make their own opinions and make there own history because you’re the only one who can reflect your own historical feelings and doubt about you or your whole life.

  15. annette gallagher said:

    I would like to share ideas and learn from other people experience

  16. Rosa said:

    Reading and writing. Helpful to read my notes out loud and slowly. Write out notes again and then abbreviate them into lists and headings. Put definitions etc. into my own words.

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