Learning Styles

There is a brilliant child locked inside every student
-- Marva Collins

'No one else processes information in exactly the same way you do. If you discover how you process information best, you learn things both more efficiently and in less time. By applying strategies that address your learning style, you can study faster and better.' Practicing College Learning Strategies, p. 154, Carolyn H. Hooper

There are many ways to determine your learning style.

Would you rather play 'Pictionary,' (visual), 'Taboo,' (auditory) or 'Gestures,' (kinesthetic)?

If a fire breaks out in the room, what is your immediate first reaction? 1. You quickly size up the situation, looking for exits, others in need, etc. (visual). 2. You start yelling "Fire!" giving directions or screaming (auditory). 3. You start running for an exit (kinesthetic). You may do all three, but one will be an instinctual first reaction. That is your learning style.

There are many tests to determine your learning style.
Visit http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html. This website, developed by Barbara Solomon and Richard Felder of North Carolina State, is a questionnaire of 44 questions that will help you determine what type of learning style you may lean towards. Please fill out the questionnaire and then read what it says about your learning style, and whether you may be an active or reflective learner, a sequential or global learner.


This is a link to the VARK, (Visual, Aural, Reading - Writing , Kinesthetic) Questionaire http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire. Be sure to submit the questionaire and read what it says about your learning style.



For helps with your learning style:

Visual Learner:

Auditory Learner:

Kinesthetic Learner:

Multiple Intelligences:

Other Web Sites: