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Learning Style Quiz

 

To gain a better understanding of yourself as a learner, you need to evaluate the way you prefer to learn or process information. By doing so, you will be able to develop strategies which will enhance your learning potential. The following evaluation is a short, quick way of assessing your learning style.

 

This 54 item survey is not timed. Do not skip any questions. Answer each question as honestly as you can.

 

Instructions: Click on the appropriate radio button after each statement. After answering ALL questions, click on the Determine Style button below.

 

Questions
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1. I like to listen and discuss work with a partner.
2. I learn by hearing my own voice on tape.
3. I prefer to learn something new by reading about it.
4. I often write down the directions someone has given me so that I donít forget them.
5. I enjoy physical sports or exercise.
6. I learn best when I can see new information in picture form.
7. I am able to visualize easily.
8. I learn best when someone talks or explains something to me.
9. I usually write things down so that I can look back at the later.
10. If someone says a long word, I can count the syllables that I hear.
11. I have a good memory for old songs or music.
12. I like to discuss in small groups.
13. I often remember the size, shape, and color of objects.
14. I often repeat out loud the directions someone has given me.
15. I enjoy working with my hands.
16. I can remember the faces of actors, settings, and other visual details of a movie I saw in the past.
17. I often use my hands and body movement when Iím explaining something.
18. I prefer to practice redrawing diagrams on a chalkboard rather than on paper.
19. I seem to learn better if I get up and move around while I study.
20. If I wanted to assemble a bike, I would need pictures or diagrams to help with each step.
21. I remember objects better when I have touched them or worked with them.
22. I learn best by watching someone else first.
23. I tap my fingers or my hands a lot while I am seated.
24. I speak a foreign language.
25. I enjoy building things.
26. I can follow the plot of a story on the radio.
27. I enjoy repairing things at home.
28. I can understand a lecture when I hear it on tape.
29. I am good a using machines or tools.
30. I find sitting still for very long difficult.
31. I enjoy acting or doing pantomimes.
32. I can easily see pattern in designs.
33. I need frequent breaks to move around.
34. I like to recite or write poetry.
35. I can usually understand people with different accents.
36. I can hear many different pitches or melodies in music.
37. I like to dance and create new movements or steps.
38. I enjoy activities that require physical coordination.
39. I follow written directions better than oral ones.
40. I can easily recognize differences between similar sounds.
41. I like to create or use jingles/rhymes to learn things.
42. I wish more classes had hands-on experiences.
43. I can quickly tell if two geometric shapes are identical.
44. The things I remember best are the things I have seen in print or pictures.
45. I follow oral directions better than written ones.
46. I could learn the names of fifteen medical instruments much easier if I could touch and examine them.
47. I need to say things aloud to myself to remember them.
48. I can look at a shape and copy it correctly on paper.
49. I can usually read a map without difficulty.
50. I can ďhearĒ a personís exact words and tone of voice days after he or she has spoken to me.
51. I remember directions best when someone gives me landmarks, such as specific buildings and trees.
52. I have a good eye for colors and color combinations.
53. I like to paint, draw, or make sculptures.
54. When I think back to something I once did, I can clearly picture the experience.

 

After answering each question, click on the button below.


Common Characteristics of Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners

 

AUDITORY

Learn best by hearing information

Can accurately remember details of information heard in conversations or lectures

Have strong language skills that include well-developed vocabularies and appreciation of words

Have strong oral communication skills that enable them to carry on conversations and be articulate

Have “finely tuned ears” and may find learning a foreign language relatively easy

Hear tones, rhythms, and notes of music and often have exceptional musical talents

 

VISUAL

Learn best by seeing information

Can easily recall printed information in the form of numbers, words, phrases, or sentences

Can easily understand and recall information presented in pictures, charts, or diagrams

Have strong visualization skills and can look up (often up to the left) and “see” information

Can make “movies in their minds” of information they are reading

Have strong visual-spatial skills that involve sizes, shapes, textures, angles and dimensions

Pay close attention and learn to interpret body language (facial expressions, eyes, stance)

Have keen awareness of aesthetics, the beauty of the physical environment, and visual media

 

KINESTHETIC

Learn best by using their hands (“Hands-on” learning) or by full body movement

Learn best by doing

Learn well in activities that involve performing (athletes, actors, dancers)

Work well with their hands in areas such as repair work, sculpting, art, or working with tools

Are well-coordinated with a strong sense of timing and body movements

Often wiggle, tap their feet, or move their legs when they sit

Often were labeled as “hyperactive”