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Learning Style Assessment

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. Answer each question as honestly as you can. Click Here for the Learning Styles Inventory.

Effective Study Tips for Your Learning Style

Learning Style Effective Study Tips
Learn best when hearing the material.
  • Recite Material out loud when studying/reading
  • Tape class sessions (be sure to clear this with the instructor first)
  • Tape yourself reading your notes and the text
  • Review lectures aloud with a study buddy
Learn best when material is presented graphically.
  • Produce visual representations of material such as timelines, charts, outlines, pictures
  • Use flashcards
  • Place emphasis on using text and notes
  • Incorporate creative visualization techniques for information retrieval
Tactile/ Haptic 
Learn best when incorporating the sense of touch and/or motion.
  • Trace notes
  • Rewrite/Type Notes
  • Facts such as dates, names should be rewritten several times
  • Highlight notes, text
  • Pace while reading/studying
  • Juggle a ball while studying
  • Chew gum while studying, taking a test
  • Add background music
  • Incorporate creative visualization techniques for information retrieval