Cafe41 - I agree. That is how I learned to read. I just wanted to say that I am a visual learner. All of the learning styles assessments that I have ever taken tell me so. I need to see the directions in front of me and be able to read it in order to process the information.
When someone gives me verbal directions for example, I always find myself writing them down so that I can remember the steps.
I also agree with the writer that sitting up front is beneficial for a visual learner. I try to sit in the front row of a lecture so that I can truly understand what is being discussed.
I prefer when teachers show graphs and charts rather than offer the statistical information verbally because once I see the information it is cemented in my brain.
If I hear the information with no visual aids, I will have to hear the information several times before I will remember it.