Learning Styles Assessment Worksheet

By: Brandeis.edu

This worksheet is intended to help students understand how they learn best and to help with how to prepare homework based on those strengths.

Print out this page and put  "often", "sometimes", or "seldom" after each sentence below.

1. I can remember things about a subject the best by listening to a lecture that includes information, explanations and discussion.         
2. I prefer to see information written on a whiteboard or through visual aids and assigned readings.      
3. I like to write things down or to take notes to review later.     
4. I prefer to use posters, models, or other practice activities in class.     
5. I require explanations of diagrams, graphs, or visual directions.      
6. I like to work with my hands or make things.        
7. I am skillful with and enjoy developing and making graphs and charts.     
8. I can tell if sounds match when presented with pairs of sounds.     
9. I can remember best by writing things down several times.      
10. I can easily understand and follow directions on a map.      
11. I do best in academic subjects by listening to lectures and tapes.     
12. I play with coins or keys in my pocket.     
13. I learn to spell better by repeating words out loud than by writing the words on paper.     
14. I can understand a news article better by reading about it in the newspaper than by listening to a report about it on the radio.      
15. I chew gum or snack while studying.     
16. I think the best way to remember something is to picture it in your head.     
17. I learn the spelling of words by "finger spelling" them.      
18. I would rather listen to a good lecture or speech than read about the same material in a textbook.     
19. I am good at working and solving jigsaw puzzles and mazes.      
20. I grip objects in my hands during learning periods.     
21. I prefer listening to the news on the radio rather than reading about it in the newspaper.     
22. I prefer obtaining information about an interesting subject by reading about it.     
23. I feel very comfortable touching others, hugging, handshaking, etc.      
24. I follow oral directions better than written ones.
Scoring Procedures

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

OFTEN = 5 points

SOMETIMES = 3 points

SELDOM = 1 point

NO. PTS.    NO. PTS.          NO. PTS.
2  ____      1  ____             4  ____
3  ____      5  ____             6  ____
7  ____      8  ____             9  ____
10 ____    11 ____          12 ____
14 ____    13 ____          15 ____
16 ____    18 ____          17 ____
19 ____    21 ____          20 ____
22 ____    24 ____          23 ____
VPS = ____ APS = ____ TPS = ____

VPS = Visual Preference Score
APS = Auditory Preference Score
TPS = Tactile Preference Score

If you are a VISUAL learner, be sure to look at all study materials. Use charts, maps, filmstrips, notes, videos, and flash cards. Practice visualizing or

picturing words and concepts in your head. Write out everything for frequent and quick visual review.

If you are an AUDITORY learner, you may wish to use tapes. Tape lectures to help fill in gaps in your notes. But do listen and take notes - and review your notes frequently. Sit in the lecture hall or classroom where you can hear well. After you have read something, summarize it and recite it aloud. Talk to other students about class material.

If you are a TACTILE learner, trace words as you are saying them. Facts that must be learned should be written several times. Keep a supply of scratch paper

on hand for this purpose. Taking and keeping lecture notes is very important. Make study sheets. Associate class material with real-world things or occurrences. When appropriate, practice role playing.

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