What type of learner are you? Take the quiz!

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Your memory might all be connected to your learning style.Understanding what type of learner you are can help you tweak how you study to make the most of your time. Take the quiz to find out and then hit the books -- or the videos . . .

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Question 1 of 20

How many learning styles are there?

six
five
three

... Although it's possible that you learn through a combination of styles, most people fall into one of three major categories: auditory, visual or tactile (also called kinesthetic or physical) learning.

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Question 2 of 20

Somebody who's good at learning foreign languages is likely to be what type of learner?

tactile
auditory
visual

... Having a "good ear," or being more of an auditory learner, is important to learning music, languages and acting lines well.

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Question 3 of 20

A tactile learner naturally prefers which of the following learning tools?

audiobooks
online quizzes
illustrated dictionaries

... The clicking action of the quizzes allows a tactile learner to use his hands and concentrate better on the task at hand -- so keep going and see how you do.

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Question 4 of 20

A visual learner is more likely to do this:

take frequent breaks during study periods
sit in the front of the classroom
read the lessons out loud

... Sitting in the front of the classroom allows visual learners to concentrate on what they're doing and the lesson, and avoid getting distracted by sights of activities going on around them.

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Question 5 of 20

What type of learner can office supply stores thank for sales of neon highlighters?

auditory
kinesthetic
visual

... Visual learners often like to keep lists -- and highlight them -- so they can see what needs to be done, and see each item as they check or cross it off the list. Highlighting important points also helps with learning.

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Question 6 of 20

Which type of learner is best as a solo learner and doesn't do well in study groups?

kinesthetic
auditory
visual

... Visual learners learn better from books, without interaction with other students.

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Question 7 of 20

If when meeting somebody for the second time you tend to remember what you did together, but have a hard time with names, what kind of learner are you?

auditory
visual
tactile

... A visual learner might remember the face of the person best, and an auditory learner might remember the person's name. A tactile learner, on the other hand, might remember past events associated with people.

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Question 8 of 20

Flashcards are best for what type of learners?

tactile
visual
auditory

... Visual learners thrive on learning tools that allow them to picture, diagram, design and highlight words and concepts.

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Question 9 of 20

What's the worst type of test a tactile learner can take?

multiple-choice
verbal question-and-answer
essay

... A tactile learner usually cannot spend a lot of time on a single task, so writing a long essay would be very difficult.

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Question 10 of 20

Which of the following iPad features probably excites tactile learners?

touch-screen technology
direct connection to YouTube and other video sites
note-taking software that also supports drawings and graphics

... Tactile learners need to move around, and iPads offer mobility; the touch-screen technology provides the tactile interaction that makes learning easier.

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Question 11 of 20

Which type of learner is more likely to excel at sports?

tactile
visual
auditory

... A tactile learner likes "to do" and often has a hard time sitting still for long periods of time.

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Question 12 of 20

Which of the following strategies is a visual learner more likely to gravitate toward?

using the dictionary often
field trips
role playing

... The written word is essential to visual learners, so they're more likely to retain what they read or, alternatively, what they see on a video.

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Question 13 of 20

Overhead transparencies are a better teaching tool for this type of learner.

visual
tactile
auditory

... Visual learners also do well with PowerPoint presentations and diagrams.

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Question 14 of 20

What type of learner is more likely to ask a friend for help if having computer problems?

tactile
visual
auditory

... Tactile learners will try to fix the problem themselves, while visual learners are more likely to search for online solutions or read the manuals. Auditory learners are more likely to ask for help.

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Question 15 of 20

Which of the following educational tools might NOT be useful for auditory learners?

podcast publisher
text-to-speech software
video-conferencing software

... Video-conferencing software might be more beneficial for visual learners, who need to see the person they're talking to so they can become engaged in the chat better. Auditory learners, on the other hand, might be distracted by the images -- they won't do as well with video-conferencing software.

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Question 16 of 20

Which type of learner is more likely to doodle when listening to a lecture or talking on the phone?

visual
tactile
auditory

... The act of drawing helps tactile (kinesthetic) learners process information better.

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Question 17 of 20

Tactile learners are likely to enjoy this type of book and movie most.

comedies
adventure stories
dramas

... Tactile learners thrive on action and movement and might find it difficult to stick with slow-moving stories.

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Question 18 of 20

If you're a visual learner, your favorite toys as a child probably were ________ .

puzzles
building blocks like Legos
puppets or talking dolls

... Visual learners love puzzles, and probably also enjoyed coloring books, mazes, dollhouses and alphabet games.

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Question 19 of 20

A visual learner is good at what?

taking lab classes
spelling
debate

... Visual learners can visualize words, so they're more likely to remember how words look and what letters they contain, essential skills for stellar spelling.

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Question 20 of 20

If you're an auditory learner, you can help improve your information retention by:

playing a game of Clue as you study
turning retention into a game of Jeopardy
playing Pictionary to doodle as you go

... Games that require you to say things out loud -- like Jeopardy's answer-and-question format -- can help an auditory learner remember information better.

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