Quiz: What’s Your Learning Style?

How do you process information? Find out with the learning style quiz below. Remember, nobody’s ever really just one thing. You’ll probably have one or two dominant styles, and display characteristics from other learning styles, too.

Instructions For each question, order the answers from 1- 7 (7 being most like you, 1 being least like you). When you’re done, add these ratings up to get the overall value for each letter. The letter with the highest score is your most dominant learning style.

1. You’re watching a presentation and there’s a pen and paper in front of you do you:

A) Jot down interesting or inspirational words and phrases that the speaker is saying.

B) Doodle, scribble or create little diagrams

C) Use the pen to lightly tap away to a beat or tune

D) Fold, roll or rip the paper…or maybe practice your origami skills

E) Write a structured list, and jotting down key figures and facts you can use later

F) Sit still – it’s important that you engage with the speaker and show you’re listening

G) Make a note of questions or ideas you want to follow up on after the presentation

2. You are preparing for an exam – how would you prefer to revise?

A) By reading the course texts, making notes and answering practice essay questions

B) By creating diagrams, tables and memorable images to help the ideas sink in

C) You have various strategies, but always listen to music when studying

D) By highlighting points on sheets or using flashcards

E) By following a daily plan with clear targets. You also devise a strategy for a the exam

F) With other people, where you discuss ideas and test each other’s knowledge

G) Alone, doing lots of background reading, and thinking about your understanding

3. Your company has to organise a product launch event. Which task would you prefer to complete?

A) Write and deliver the presentation script

B) Create a presentation and the accompanying visual stimulus

C) Choose appropriate pieces of music to be played at different stages of the event

D) Create a product prototype and giving a live demonstration of how it works

E) Get together statistics, facts and figures for the presentation and event

F) Lead brainstorming sessions and oversee the allocation of tasks

G) Work behind the scenes, organising the launch date, times, seating and beverages

4. You’ve been asked to teach a secondary school History class about the Native Americans’ way of life. What approach are you most likely to take?

A) Get the students to write a ‘day in the life of’ story

B) Ask students to design an information brochure about the Native American lifestyle

C) Play Native American music to inspire students as they complete other tasks D) Create a short class play, or re-enact a buffalo dance and hunt

E) Ask them to draft an itinerary for a Native American to follow

F) Put the class into groups so that they can work together while you circulate the room

G) Get each child to work independently through a list of questions

5. You need a colleague to help you with a task. How do you approach them?

A) Send a long email, explaining the details and requirements of the task

B) Sit with them and create a brainstorm or chart of what needs to be done by whom

C) Call them – it’s important that they hear your voice to understand your meaning

D) Ambush them when you’re both making a drink for a casual chat

E) Create a plan and give your colleague a brief with targets and a task deadline

F) Have a one-on-one session where you discuss the best way to get the task done

G) Generally complete the task independently, and only ask for your colleague’s input when you can’t work out the answer yourself.