Resources › For Students and Parents Characteristics of Left Brain Dominant Students Share Flipboard Email Print ThoughtCo / Hilary Allison For Students and Parents Homework Help Study Methods Homework Tips Learning Styles & Skills Time Management Private School Test Prep College Admissions College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Grace Fleming Education Expert M.Ed., Education Administration, University of Georgia B.A., History, Armstrong State University Grace Fleming, M.Ed., is a senior academic advisor at Georgia Southern University, where she helps students improve their academic performance and develop good study skills. our editorial process Grace Fleming Updated June 05, 2020 While there are differences of opinion when it comes to brain hemisphere dominance, one thing seems clear: there are some students who are more comfortable with logic and reasoning than they are with creativity and intuition. These preferences are characteristic of people who are sometimes called left brain dominant. Are you very organized? Do you believe that there is a right way and a wrong way to do things? Do you enjoy math homework more than English homework? If so, you may be left-brain dominant. Characteristics of Left Brain Dominant Students Work well with a daily task listTend to be the critic in classConsider themselves naturally good at math or scienceAre rational and logicalPerform research that is precise and well-documentedEnjoy setting goalsFind it easy to interpret informationHave a neat and tidy roomAnswer questions spontaneouslyLike to read and follow directionsTend to be less emotionally openCan listen to a long lecture without losing interestPrefer action movies to romantic comediesTend to sit up when they readUse precise language Left Brain Dominant Students in Class Find it easy to remember dates and processesEnjoy going through long math calculationsPrefer the logical order of scienceExcel at understanding grammar and sentence structure Advice for Left Brain Dominant Students Study in a quiet room to avoid distraction.If you become impatient trying to explain concepts to other students, don't volunteer to tutor classmates.If you like to take the lead in study groups, you might enjoy volunteer work.Try to find opportunities to participate in the debate team, science fair, or math league.When reading for pleasure, you might prefer non-fiction books.Be aware that you might be more comfortable with factual questions and assignments, as opposed to open-ended questions.Use your organization skills to keep your class notes and papers organized.Keep your room organized to maintain order in your personal space.Even if you disagree, try to refrain from arguing with your teachers.When selecting assignments, choose analytical essays instead of creative writing.If you find yourself frustrated with other students who don't take their work seriously, work alone if possible.Be aware that you might find “free-thinking” teachers confusing.Finally, take more risks and don’t be afraid to be creative. With all of your factual knowledge, you might be a finalist on Jeopardy someday.