The Secret of Computer Training: Treat Your Brain as an Individual
Paul Goodison Shows how to Help Yourself to Professional Qualifications
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1. Ask yourself "do you find parallel parking easy?" Believe it or not this
can show which side of our brain is most dominant. If you do find this easy you have good spatial
awareness. You will respond better to visual and audio stimulus such as video or similar CBT. If
you don't have this skill it shows you respond to a static information delivery, like books, or
text-based CBT, practice tests or flash cards.
2. Do you print a document to proof read it? The usual
answer to this is yes. When reading chunks of text on screen almost everybody will miss small
details, and this can mean the difference between pass or fail. This fact limits the usefulness
of text-based CBT. If you answered no it shows a static medium will suite you e.g. online
3. When you're learning something new, do you ask
questions which may not relate directly to the subject, but help you to understand the concept?
If you answered yes, it shows you respond to an adaptable environment, where all the information
is easily accessible. This would mean a combination of CBT and books, or instructor-led course
and books, will suit you. If you answered no, you are very focused. Books being cheap and
comprehensive, are probably the answer.
4. Do you remember the film you watched a couple of
years ago better than a book read at the same time? Yes would mean that you respond to visual
media better that text-based media. Do the math yourself.
5. Different knowledge levels suit different learning
methods. If you're not sure of your level try one of the many free downloadable "assessment
tests" out there. Here's a brief guide: