Place the on the line next to the corresponding item, then add up your points.
The highest number of points determines your greatest learning style.
Often = 5, Sometimes = 3, Seldom = 1
You’re the most common type of learner, making up about 65
percent of the population. Visual learners relate most effectively to
written information, notes, diagrams and pictures. You might not
even absorb information if someone just tells you. It’s almost as if
it didn’t exist unless you see it written down.
Study tips: Take notes even when you’ve been given
handouts or printed course notes. Look at—don’t just listen
to—all study materials and directions. Use or make your own
charts, maps, notes and flashcards and practice visualizing or
picturing words and concepts in your head. Write everything
down for frequent and quick visual reference.
Contact the TLC for more information on visual learning strategies.
You are the second most common type of learner, accounting
for an estimated 30 percent of the population. As an auditory
learner, you relate most effectively to the spoken word. You tend
to listen to a lecture, then take notes afterward or rely on
printed notes. Written information will have little meaning until it
has been heard. It may help auditory learners to read written
Study tips: Read your assignments and study materials
aloud—even if you feel a little silly at first—or use tapes.
Taped lectures may help fill in the gaps in your own notes.
Sit at the front of the classroom where you can hear well.
Contact the TLC for more information on auditory learning strategies.
You’re a rare breed—one of only about 5 percent of the population.
Tactile learners prefer a hands-on approach, learning through touch
and movement. You learn skills by imitation and practice.
Study tips: You may take a little longer to learn some
skills since most information isn’t presented in a way that
suits your learning style, but you can make schoolwork easier
by typing your notes, using real objects or acting out reading
assignments. Role-playing helps, too. When studying cell
structure in biology, for example, you and maybe another tactile
learner could pretend to be different parts of the cell. Sound
crazy? It couldn’t hurt to try.
Contact the TLC for more information on tactile learning strategies.