Learning Style Quiz

Complete the following sentences with the one answer, which best describes you.
Remember, there is no right or wrong answer.

1. When learning something new, I need to:

  • a. read information and see diagrams about it
  • b. listen to a lecture or discuss it
  • c. try it out, build a model or touch the materials

2. When assembling equipment or furniture, I prefer to

  • a. read the directions and examine the diagrams first
  • b. listen to someone tell me what to do or talk me through it
  • c. work with the pieces and figure out what to do myself

3. When giving or receiving directions to a new address, I usually

    • a. draw a map and write out the directions
    • b. have someone explain the directions to me
    • c. just go there and find my way

4. The following is true for me:

    • a. I prefer to write things down and make notes to learn well
    • b. I prefer to hear discussions or recordings of critical information to learn well
    • c. I prefer to participate in an experiment or demonstration to learn well

5. After meeting someone I usually remember

    • a. how he / she looked
    • b. what he / she said
    • c. what he / she did

6. When learning vocabulary, I prefer to

    • a. write the words alone or in sentences
    • b. repeat the words aloud by themselves or say them aloud in sentence
    • c. walk around, move around and do something while learning the words

7. When spelling a word, I usually

    • a. write out the word
    • b. spell the word out loud
    • c. write the word in the air

8. I enjoy

    • a. reading and writing exercises
    • b. listening exercises
    • c. activities in which I take part, role-play, etc.

9. When I am trying to concentrate, I am most distracted by

    • a. people and things I see around me
    • b. sounds and noises I hear around me
    • c. movements or physical activities going on around me

10. When I think of a movie I have seen, I remember best

  • a. what the people and places in the movie looked like
  • b. what the characters said and how the music sounded
  • c. what the characters did and how they felt

11. When I am trying to memorize something, I prefer to

  • a. write it repeatedly
  • b. say it aloud repeatedly
  • c. do something repeatedly

12. I prefer to homework in which I can

  • a. hand in an essay or written assignment
  • b. give an oral presentation
  • c. lead a demonstration or activity

13. The following is true for me:

  • a. I really like reading books and magazines
  • b. I really like listening to tapes, CDs, and music
  • c. I really like going on field trips, etc.

14. I prefer

  • a. art
  • b. music
  • c. dance / sculpture

15. In a class or seminar, I usually

  • a. take lots of notes about what the teacher is saying
  • b. listen carefully and don’t make many notes
  • c. draw pictures while listening

DEFINITIONS OF LEARNING STYLES
After you have finished completing the Learning Styles Inventory, add up the total number you have circled of each letter. a corresponds to a visual learning style, b to auditory, and c to kinetic. Based on this information, you will be able to fill in the following profile for yourself.

My main learning style is ___________.

My secondary learning style is ___________.

My tertiary learning style is ___________.


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