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How Do You Learn?

Directions: The purpose of this inventory is to help you assess how you prefer to learn. This is not a test. There are no correct or incorrect answers. For each item, circle the response that best applies to you: (1)Almost Never; (2)Rarely; (3)Sometimes; (4)Frequently; and (5)Almost Always.

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Responses:

1 2 3 4 5      1. I like using my hands when learning about something.

1 2 3 4 5      2. I like seeing how a task is done before I try it.

1 2 3 4 5      3. I would rather learn about the news listening to the radio than reading about it.

1 2 3 4 5      4. I listen to the tone of the speaker's voice for the meaning.

1 2 3 4 5      5. When someone is talking I get a lot out of how that person uses gestures.




1 2 3 4 5      6. When people introduce themselves, I try to visualize their names.

1 2 3 4 5      7. I would rather participate in an activity than watch others do it.

1 2 3 4 5      8. I tune a radio more by sound than by numbers on a dial.

1 2 3 4 5      9. When someone gives me a complicated problem, I prefer to see it on paper rather than hear about it.

1 2 3 4 5      10. I prefer classes in which I am actively doing something.




1 2 3 4 5      11. For me, doing is learning.

1 2 3 4 5      12. For me, seeing is believing.

1 2 3 4 5      13. I choose my clothes by the way they feel on me.

1 2 3 4 5      14. I visualize events, places, and people.

1 2 3 4 5      15. I depend upon the radio for keeping up with what's happening in the world.




1 2 3 4 5      16. I like to explore objects by feeling their texture, shape, etc.

1 2 3 4 5      17. I would rather watch an athletic event than participate in it.

1 2 3 4 5      18. I learn best when I can discuss my ideas with others.

1 2 3 4 5      19. I learn best from teachers who have distinctive voices, speaking, and lecturing styles.

1 2 3 4 5      20. I can tell more about persons from hearing their voices than from seeing them.




1 2 3 4 5      21. I like reading books which are illustrated better than books with no pictures or graphs.

1 2 3 4 5      22. I enjoy classes in which teachers use many visual aids.

1 2 3 4 5      23. I would rather listen to records than read.

1 2 3 4 5      24. I like classes that have planned activities and experiments.

1 2 3 4 5      25. I am fascinated by sounds.




1 2 3 4 5      26. Listening to music is one of my favorite past-times.

1 2 3 4 5      27. The things I remember best are things in which I have participated.

1 2 3 4 5      28. In trying to remember where I left something, I visualize where I placed it.

1 2 3 4 5      29. Learning only has meaning for me if I get a chance to try it.

1 2 3 4 5      30. When learning, I like to sit back, listen, and absorb what is being said.




Last updated on 14 Jan 2006 by John Barr