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STUDENTS Use Your Strong Verbal Reasoning


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Verbal Reasoning

STUDENTS Use Your Strong Verbal Reasoning

If your student has strong verbal reasoning and you want to boost their self-confidence across all subjects

What It Is

Nurturing your strong verbal reasoning can enable you to be more successful across school subjects and more comfortable in social situations.Your verbal reasoning refers to how comfortably you draw inferences based on what you read or hear, without needing a detailed explanation.

When It Matters

This skill comes into play when you are reading, following a complex story line, or understanding the nuances of a conversation. Verbal reasoning is central to learning in every subject and every class.

Making Best Use Of Your Strong Verbal Reasoning

  1. Your verbal reasoning can help you in all classes, not just language arts and history. Keep in mind that math and science classes also rely on a lot of reading and writing.
  2. If you are unsure on visual-spatial, numerical or abstract problems, talk through your ideas. Saying it out loud and hearing it in words will help you reason through the problem.
  3. Write your own definitions or create a story to help you remember material more easily.
  4. Nurture your strength by continuing to read. Try to vary the type of reading: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, current events, etc. The more you read, the more you will boost your vocabulary and background knowledge, and the more successful you will be.
  5. Enjoy word games to further nurture your strengths. Options include Scrabble, Boggle, and crossword puzzles.
  6. Teach others. The best way to enhance your own understanding is to teach others. Your friends and your teacher will appreciate your help.
  7. Be a team player and help your classmates during group work.