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Visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles

Read each statement carefully. On the line, write the number that best describes how each statement applies to you. Answer honestly as there are no correct or incorrect answers. For each section total your score in the space provided. Do not think about each question too long as this could lead you to the wrong conclusion.

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Almost never applies

Applies once in a while

Sometimes applies

Often applies

Almost always applies

 

Section One - Visual

_____ 1. I take lots of notes and I like to doodle.

_____ 2. When talking to someone else I have the hardest time handling those who do not maintain good eye contact with me.

_____ 3. I make lists and notes because I remember things better if I write them down.

_____ 4. When reading a novel I pay a lot of attention to passages picturing the clothing, description, scenery, setting, etc.

_____ 5. I need to write down directions so that I may remember them.

_____ 6. I need to see the person I am talking to in order in order to keep my attention focused on the subject.

_____ 7. When meeting a person for the first time I notice the style of dress, visual characteristics, and neatness first.

_____ 8. When I am at a party, one of the things I love to do is stand back and "people-watch."

_____ 9. When recalling information I can see it in my mind and remember where I saw it.

_____ 10. If I had to explain a new procedure or technique, I would prefer to write it out.

_____ 11. With free time I am most likely to watch television or read.

_____ 12. If my boss has a message for me, I am most comfortable when she sends a memo.

 

Section Two - Auditory

_____ 1. When I read, I read out loud or move my lips to hear the words in my head.

_____ 2. When talking to someone else I have the hardest time handling those who do not talk back with me.

_____ 3. I do not take a lot of notes but I still remember what was said. Taking notes distracts me from the speaker.

_____ 4. When reading a novel I pay a lot of attention to passages involving conversations, talking, speaking, dialogues, etc.

_____ 5. I like to talk to myself when solving a problem or writing.

_____ 6. I can understand what a speaker says, even if I am not focused on the speaker.

_____ 7. I remember things easier by repeating them again and again.

_____ 8. When I am at a party, one of the things I love to do is talk in-depth about a subject that is important to me with a good conversationalist.

_____ 9. I would rather receive information from the radio, rather than a newspaper.

_____ 10. If I had to explain a new procedure or technique, I would prefer telling about it.

_____ 11. With free time I am most likely to listen to music.

_____ 12. If my boss has a message for me, I am most comfortable when she calls on the phone.

 

Section Three - Kinaesthetic

_____ 1. I am not good at reading or listening to directions. I would rather just start working on the task or project at hand.

_____ 2. When talking to someone else I have the hardest time handling those who do not show any kind of emotional support.

_____ 3. I take notes and doodle but I rarely go back a look at them.

_____ 4. When reading a novel I pay a lot of attention to passages revealing feelings, moods, action, drama, etc.

_____ 5. When I am reading, I move my lips.

_____ 6. I will exchange words and places and use my hands a lot when I can't remember the right thing to say.

_____ 7. My desk appears disorganised.

_____ 8. When I am at a party, one of the things I love to do is enjoy the activities such as dancing, games, and totally losing myself in the action.

_____ 9. I like to move around. I feel trapped when seated at a meeting or a desk.

_____ 10. If I had to explain a new procedure or technique, I would prefer actually demonstrating it.

_____ 11. With free time I am most likely to exercise.

_____ 12. If my boss has a message for me, I am most comfortable when she talks to me in person.

 

Scoring procedures

 

Directions:

Place the point value on the line next to the corresponding item. Add the points in each column to obtain the preference scores under each heading.

Almost Always Applies = 5 points

Often Applies = 4 points

Sometimes Applies = 3 points

Applies Once In A While = 2 points

Almost Never Applies = 1 point

Visual auditory tactile

No. Of pts.________ No. Of pts.___________ No. Of pts.________

The area in which you have the highest score represents your best learning style.

 

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