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LearningStyleInventory

Directions:Circletheletterbeforethestatementthatbestdescribesyou.
1.IfIhavetolearnhowtodosomething,IlearnbestwhenI:
(V) Watchsomeoneshowmehow.
(A) Hearsomeonetellmehow.
(K) Trytodoitmyself.
2.WhenIread,IoftenfindthatI:
(V) VisualizewhatIamreadinginmymindseye.
(A) Readoutloudorhearthewordsinsidemyhead.
(K) Fidgetandtrytofeelthecontent.
3.Whenaskedtogivedirections,I:
(V) SeetheactualplacesinmymindasIsaythemorprefertodrawthem.
(A) Havenodifficultyingivingthemverbally.
(K) HavetopointormovemybodyasIgivethem.
4.IfIamunsurehowto
(V) Writeitinordertodetermineifitlooksright.
(A) Spellitoutloudinordertodetermineifitsoundsright.
(K) Writeitinordertodetermineifitfeelsright.
5.WhenIwriteI:
(V) Amconcernedwithhowneatandwellspacedmylettersandwordsappear.
(A) Oftensaythelettersandwordstomyself.
(K) Pushhardonmypartorpencilandcanfeeltheflowofthewords.
6.IfIhadtorememberalistofitems,Iwouldrememberitbestif:
(V) Wrotethemdown.
(A) Saidthemoverandovertomyself.
(K) Movearoundandusedmyfingerstonameeachitem.
7.Ipreferteacherswho:
(V) Useaboardoroverheadprojectorwhiletheylecture.
(A) Talkwithlotsofexpression.
(K) Usehandsonactivities.
8.Whentryingtoconcentrate,Ihaveadifficulttimewhen:
(V) Thereisalotofclutterormovementintheroom.
(A) Thereisalotofnoiseintheroom.
(K) Ihavetositstillforanylengthoftime.
9. WhensolvingaproblemI:
(V) Writeordrawdiagramstoseeit.
(A) Talkmyselfthroughit.
(K) Usemyentirebodyormoveobjectstohelpmethink.
10.Whengivenwritteninstructionsonhowtobuildsomething,I:
(V) Readthemsilentlyandtrytovisualizehowthepartswillfittogether.
(A) ReadthemoutloudandtalktomyselfasIputtheparttogether.
(K) Trytoputthepartstogetherfirstandreadlater.
11.Tokeepoccupiedwhilewaiting,I:
(V) Lookaround,stare,orread.
(A) Talkorlistentoothers.
(K) Walkaround,manipulatethingswithmyhands,ormove/shakemyfeetasIsit.
12.IfIhadtoverballydescribesomethingtoanotherperson,Iwould:
(V) BebriefbecauseIdonotliketotalkatlength.
(A) GointogreatdetailbecauseIliketotalk.
(K) Gestureandmovearoundwhiletalking.
13.Ifsomeonewereverballydescribingsomethingtoanotherperson,Iwould:
(V) Trytovisualizewhathe/shewassaying.
(A) Enjoylisteningbutwanttointerruptandtalkmyself.
(K) Becomeboredifher/hisdescriptiongottoolonganddetailed.
14.Whentryingtorecallnames,Iremember:
(V) Facesbutforgetnames.
(A) Names,butforgetfaces.
(K) ThesituationwhereImetthepersonratherthanthepersonsnameorface.
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Scoringinstructions:Addthenumberofresponsesforeachletterandenterthetotalbelow.The
areawiththehighestnumberofresponsesisyourprimarymodeoflearning.
Visual Auditory Kinesthetic
V=________ A=________ K=_________
Adaptedfrom,LearningtoStudyThroughCriticalThinking,J.A.Beatrice
LearningStyleStudyStrategies
VISUALLEARNER
Organizeworkandlivingspacetoavoiddistractions.
Sitinthefrontoftheroomtoavoiddistractionandawayfromdoorsorwindowswhereaction
takesplace.Sitawayfromwallmapsorbulletinboards.
Useneatlyorganizedortypedmaterial.
Usevisualassociation,visualimagery,writtenrepetition,flashcards,andclusteringstrategies
forimprovedmemory.
Reconstructimagesindifferentwaystrydifferentspatialarrangementsandtakeadvantage
ofblankspacesonthepage.
Usenotepads,PostIts,todolists,andotherformsofreminders.
Useorganizationalformatoutliningforrecordingnotes.Useunderlining,highlightingin
differentcolors,symbols,flowcharts,graphsorpicturesinyournotes.
Practiceturningvisualcuesbackintowordsasyouprepareforexams.
Allowsufficienttimeforplanningandrecordingthoughtswhendoingproblemsolvingtasks.
Usetestpreparationstrategiesthatemphasizeorganizationofinformationandvisualencoding
andrecall.
Participateactivelyinclassorgroupactivities.
Developwrittenorpictorialoutlinesofresponsesbeforeansweringessayquestions.
AUDITORYLEARNER
Workinquietareastoreducedistractions,avoidingareaswithconversation,music,and
television.
Sitawayfromdoorsorwindowswherenoisesmayentertheclassroom.
Rehearseinformationorally.
Attendlecturesandtutorialsregularly.
Discusstopicswithotherstudents,professorsandGTAs.Askotherstohearyour
understandingofthematerial.
Usemnemonics,rhymes,jingles,andauditoryrepetitionthroughtaperecordingtoimprove
memory.
Practiceverbalinteractiontoimprovemotivationandselfmonitoring.
Usetaperecorderstodocumentlecturesandforreadingmaterials.
Remembertoexamineillustrationsintextbooksandconvertthemintoverbaldescriptions.
Readthedirectionsfortestsorassignmentsaloud,orhavesomeonereadthemtoyou,
especiallyifthedirectionsarelongandcomplicated.
Remindyourselftoreviewdetails.
Usetimemanagersandtranslatewrittenappointmentremindersintoverbalcues.
Useverbalbrainstormingandtaperecordingwritingandproofing.
Leavespacesinyourlecturenotesforlaterrecalland'filing'.Expandyournotesbytalkingwith
othersandcollectingnotesfromthetextbook.
Readyournotesaloud.
Practicewritingyouranswersusingoldexamsandspeakyouranswers.
LearningStyleStudyStrategies
KINESTHETICLEARNER
Keepverbaldiscourseshortandtothepoint.
Activelyparticipateindiscussions.
Useallofyoursensessight,touch,taste,smell,hearing.
Usedirectinvolvement,physicalmanipulation,imagery,and"handson"activitiestoimprove
motivation,interest,andmemory.
Organizeinformationintothestepsthatwereusedtophysicallycompleteatask.
Seekoutcoursesthathavelaboratories,fieldtrips,etc.andlecturerswhogivereallife
examples.
Usecasestudiesandapplications(example)tohelpwithprinciplesandabstractconcepts.
Allowforphysicalactioninsolvingproblems.
Readorsummarizedirections,especiallyiftheyarelengthyandcomplicated,todiscourage
startingataskwithoutinstructions.
Usetapedreadingmaterials.
Usepractice,playacting,andmodelingtopreparefortests.
Allowforphysicalmovementandperiodicbreaksduringtests,whilereading,orwhile
composingwrittenassignments.
Roleplaytheexamsituation.
Teachthematerialtosomeoneelse.
Writepracticeanswers,paragraphsoressays.