What type of learner are you? Take the quiz!
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 . . .start quiz
Question 1 of 20
How many learning styles are there?
... 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.
Question 2 of 20
Somebody who's good at learning foreign languages is likely to be what type of learner?
... Having a "good ear," or being more of an auditory learner, is important to learning music, languages and acting lines well.
Question 3 of 20
A tactile learner naturally prefers which of the following learning tools?
... 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.
Question 4 of 20
A visual learner is more likely to do this:
... 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.
Question 5 of 20
What type of learner can office supply stores thank for sales of neon highlighters?
... 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.
Question 6 of 20
Which type of learner is best as a solo learner and doesn't do well in study groups?
... Visual learners learn better from books, without interaction with other students.
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?
... 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.
Question 8 of 20
Flashcards are best for what type of learners?
... Visual learners thrive on learning tools that allow them to picture, diagram, design and highlight words and concepts.
Question 9 of 20
What's the worst type of test a tactile learner can take?
... A tactile learner usually cannot spend a lot of time on a single task, so writing a long essay would be very difficult.
Question 10 of 20
Which of the following iPad features probably excites tactile learners?
... Tactile learners need to move around, and iPads offer mobility; the touch-screen technology provides the tactile interaction that makes learning easier.
Question 11 of 20
Which type of learner is more likely to excel at sports?
... A tactile learner likes "to do" and often has a hard time sitting still for long periods of time.
Question 12 of 20
Which of the following strategies is a visual learner more likely to gravitate toward?
... 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.
Question 13 of 20
Overhead transparencies are a better teaching tool for this type of learner.
... Visual learners also do well with PowerPoint presentations and diagrams.
Question 14 of 20
What type of learner is more likely to ask a friend for help if having computer problems?
... 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.
Question 15 of 20
Which of the following educational tools might NOT be useful for auditory learners?
... 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.
Question 16 of 20
Which type of learner is more likely to doodle when listening to a lecture or talking on the phone?
... The act of drawing helps tactile (kinesthetic) learners process information better.
Question 17 of 20
Tactile learners are likely to enjoy this type of book and movie most.
... Tactile learners thrive on action and movement and might find it difficult to stick with slow-moving stories.
Question 18 of 20
If you're a visual learner, your favorite toys as a child probably were ________ .
... Visual learners love puzzles, and probably also enjoyed coloring books, mazes, dollhouses and alphabet games.
Question 19 of 20
A visual learner is good at what?
... 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.
Question 20 of 20
If you're an auditory learner, you can help improve your information retention by:
... 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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