What’s Your Learning Style?

Do you know that not everyone learns in the same way? It’s true … WE ALL ABSORB INFORMATION IN DIFFERENT WAYS. It’s very important to be aware of your own style or learning so that you can remember and learn better. Complete all 3 parts of the questionnaire below to find out your LEARNING STYLE.

 

Part A – Extroverted vs Introverted Learners

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1. I can understand better if I ___________. 

(a) try it out (b) think through it

2. In class, I ____________ my classmates. 

(a) know most of (b) hardly interact with

3. I prefer to study ______________. 

(a) in groups (b) alone

4. When doing group work, I am generally the one _______________. 

(a) contributing ideas (b) listening to the others

5. When doing group work, I would rather _______________.

(a) discuss ideas (b) work individually, then compare answers

Count how many ‘a’s and ‘b’s you have.

If you have more ‘a’s, you are an extroverted learner and learn or remember best when you have a chance to talk and interact with others.

If you have more ‘b’s, you are an introverted learner and learn or remember best when you are given some time alone to think through the information.

 

Part B – Visual vs Verbal Learners

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1. It is easier for me to understand new information if ______________. 

(a) there are diagrams and charts (b) there is a lot of written and verbal explanations

2. It is easier for me to remember what ________________. 

(a) I see (b) I hear

3. I prefer to _________________. 

(a) paint a picture (b) write a story

4. I would rather ________________. 

(a) watch television (b) read a book

5. I find it easier to remember _____________. 

(a) people’s faces (b) people’s names

Count how many ‘a’s and ‘b’s you have.

If you have more ‘a’s, you are a visual learner and learn or remember best when you have images or graphics to look at.

If you have more ‘b’s, you are a verbal learner and learn or remember best when you have words or texts to look at.

 

Part C – Lateral vs Logical Learners

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1. I prefer _____________. 

(a) art & literature (b) math

2. I prefer subjects which teach me ____________. 

(a) new ideas (b) facts

3. I prefer to be ________________. 

(a) fairly good in a lot of things (b) an expert in one thing

4. When doing math sums, I ______________. 

(a) skip steps which are obvious (b) do the working step by step

5. After I finish an assignment, I _____________. 

(a) don’t like to check (b) check carefully

Count how many ‘a’s and ‘b’s you have.

If you have more ‘a’s, you are a lateral learner and learn or remember best when you are allowed to work out your own path to solution.

If you have more ‘b’s, you are a logical learner and learn or remember best when you follow a systematic, step-by-step path to the solution.

 

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