The Learning Styles Quiz
Take our free learning styles quiz to find out how you learn best. The term learning styles is used to describe how people collect, organize, analyze, store and figure out concepts. The fundamental idea behind learning styles is that people have specific ways or preferences on how they learn. For example, visual learners learn best if taught with visuals like pictures and graphics. One of the most widely used models of learning styles is the Index of Learning Styles created by Richard Felder and Linda Silverman. Take the quiz below to find your learning style.
The Learning Personalities
Below is a description of the eight learning styles created by Felder and Silverman. You will be a blend of these styles. We have written a description of each learning style and how you can best help yourself learn if you lean more towards this style.
Active Learners learn by doing. You like to try things out, talk, and engage with a group as you learn.HOW TO IMPROVE HOW YOUR LEARN: If you are more of an Active Learner, then study or practice in a group. Your group mates should explain topics to each other and take turns working through any problems that come up. You will retain information better if you find active or interactive ways to do something with it.
Reflective Learners learn by thinking things through. They like to think and understand before taking action.HOW TO IMPROVE HOW YOUR LEARN: If you are more of a Reflective Learner don’t just memorize what you are learning. Take time to review what you have read and find applications for it. Write summaries of what you are studying to help you retain the information better.
Sensing Learners like solid and practical information. They like established processes and thrive on facts, data and figures. They are realistic and like realistic applications of what they are learning.
HOW TO IMPROVE HOW YOUR LEARN: If you are more of a Sensing Learner you process and retain information best if you understand how it connects to the real world. Look for case studies on how what you are learning has been successfully applied. Look for places where you can apply what you are learning in real life.
Intuitive Learners love theory. They learn by thinking about abstract things. They look at the full picture and try to grasp holistic patterns. They like finding possibilities and working with ideas.
HOW TO IMPROVE HOW YOUR LEARN: If you are an Intuitive Learner, look for places you can find interpretations or theories that link the facts, or try to find the connections yourself. This will help you connect the big picture with the details to increase your ability to comprehend the topic.
Visual Learners learn best with pictures. They like when course materials are visuals and have charts, graphs, photos, videos, and diagrams.
HOW TO IMPROVE HOW YOUR LEARN: If you are a visual learner, make sure you use photos, charts, diagrams, and other visuals to learn better. When you take notes, draw and use highlighters to color your notes so they are easier to visually recall.
Verbal learners learn best when taught with written and spoken words.
HOW TO IMPROVE HOW YOUR LEARN: If you are a Verbal Learner, write outlines or summaries of course material in your own words. Learning in a group can be very effective. Add to Podcasts, Audio Books, and videos to your Growth Plan.
Sequential Learners organize information in a “sequential” or linear way. They learn best with systematic steps, that usually progress in difficulty.
HOW TO IMPROVE HOW YOUR LEARN: If you are a sequential Learner, build your Growth Plan to slowly progress the difficulty level of what you are learning. Build a strong foundation and grow from there. Take the 101 courses, then 102, 103, and don’t jump around.
Global Learners organize information holistically. They often look unorganized in their process, but often land on a more creative conclusion or outcome.
HOW TO IMPROVE HOW YOUR LEARN: If you are a global learner, you have to work to get an overall sense of the full topic you are studying. Relate the subject to things you already know. For example, if you are a good cook, you know that a recipe has multiple ingredients needed in a particular order to produce the best results. If you are learning to build a digital marketing plan, know that they work similar to recipes; where the right channel in a specific order will lead to amazing results. These sorts of associations will help you learn faster.