Strategy #2: Using auditory memory strategies

Encourage students to verbalize, or talk-through, the information they need to comprehend and remember from their assigned reading. Depending on the purpose, this can be done word-for-word or in their own words. Putting the information in their own words will strengthen comprehension. Here are some strategies you can share with your students to improve their auditory memory.

1. Teach the material either in a small group or to the class. You probably have heard that you truly learn something when you teach it. Teaching will help you comprehend ideas at a deeper level as this activity requires you to restate concepts in your own words.

2. Engage in narrative chaining of ideas by creating a story which weaves together ideas and concepts.

3. Study out loud. Strong auditory learners should review study notes, lecture notes, and reading annotations out loud.