What is your predominant Learning Style?
Everyone learns most effectively in their own unique way. For some it’s by what they see, others by what they hear or what they read, and for some it’s by what they experience and do. We are all capable of learning in all of these different ways, but for most people, one particular way of learning resonates with us the most.
Researchers have shown that students perform better on tests and in exams if they use study techniques tailored to their own personal style of learning.
By finding out what your Learning Style is, you can make sure that you utilise the study techniques associated with that learning style when you study. This should make your study MUCH more productive, which will make it much more enjoyable (or at least less frustrating!).
We have put together a short multi-choice quiz with 18 questions that will tell you what your predominant Learning Style is.
Our quiz is based on the VARK model of learning – one of the most common and widely used in the world. Which just so happens to be created by Kiwi Neil Flemming! VARK stands for Visual, Auditory, Read & Write, and Kinaesthetic.
Figuring out our predominant Learning Styles has helped us HUGELY over the years. When we sit down to study we make sure we’re utilising study techniques that match our Learning Style. Chris has an affinity for Read & Write learning, but also likes using Kinaesthetic techniques. Clare is predominantly a Visual learner, but also likes to use Read & Write methods.
No matter what your Learning Style is, make sure you check out the articles below as well, because you will likely benefit from other Learning Styles and study techniques too. Most of us have a combination Learning Style!
Visual learners learn best through what they see. They love using diagrams and charts and watching videos.
Auditory learners learn best through what they hear. They might not be able to tell you what they just read in their textbook, but they remember almost everything their teacher said in class.
Reader/Writer learners are predominantly text-based learners. They learn best by reading information and writing out their own study notes.
Kinaesthetic or tactile learning is learning through experiencing or doing. Kinaesthetic learners learn best by doing activities, using models, and playing memory games.