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Learning Style Inventory

Directions:   To gain a better understanding of yourself as a learner, you need to evaluate the way you prefer to learn and process information.  By doing so, you will be able to develop strategies which will enhance your learning potential.  The following evaluation is one way of assessing your learning style.

This 24-item survey is not timed.

Select "Often", "Sometimes", or "Seldom" after each statement.

    Often Sometimes Seldom
1.
 
Can remember more about a subject through the lecture method with information, explanations and discussion.
2. Prefer information be written on the board and the use of visual aids.
3. Like to write things down or to take notes for visual review.
4. Prefer to use posters, models, and activities in class.
5. Require explanation of diagrams, graphs, or visual directions.
6. Enjoy working with ones’ hands and/or making things.
7. Am skillful with and enjoy developing graphs and charts.
8. Can tell if two sounds match.
9. Remember best by writing things several times.
10. Can understand and follow directions on maps.
11. Do better in academic subjects by listening to lectures and tapes.
12. Play with coins or keys in pockets.
13. Learn to spell better by repeating the words out loud than by writing them.
14.
 
Can better understand a news article by reading about it than by listening to it on the radio.
15. Chew gum, smoke, or snack while studying.
16. Feel the best way to remember is to picture it in one’s head.
17. Learn spelling by words “finger spelling.”
18.
 
Would rather listen to a good lecture or speech than read about the same material in a textbook.
19. Am good at working jigsaw puzzles and solving mazes.
20. Grip objects in ones’ hands during the learning process.
21.
 
Prefer listening to the news on the radio rather than reading about it in the newspaper.
22. Obtain information on an interesting subject by reading relevant materials.
23. Feel comfortable handshaking or hugging others.
24. Follow oral directions better than written ones.