With this learning style quiz, all adults, kids, and students can see how their brain picks up new information. Are you a visual, aural, or kinesthetic learner?
The Modern Learning Style Quiz
The Modern Learning Style Quiz is a series of 15 preference questions to determine how you absorb information. Unlike traditional versions, the modern test acknowledges that learning style is an unscientific theory. And it only helps the participants find their preferences.
The Four Primary Learning Styles
According to the VARK theory, the four learning styles are Visual (seeing), Aural (hearing), Reading/Writing, and Kinesthetic (doing).
A visual learner is one who absorbs visualized information faster.
An Auditory or Aural learner learns verbalized materials more efficiently.
Also known as the hands-on learner, Kinesthetic learners familiarize themselves with new concepts through direct engagement.
As the title suggests, a Reader/Writer learner memorizes information by simply reading or taking notes.
The Reliability of the Learning Styles (VARK) Theory
Despite being a popular theory, VARK is not based on scientific data. Every research confirms that there’s no correlation between one’s learning style and learning efficiency. In other words, teaching people using their preferred style doesn’t result in better learning.
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You Don’t Have a Learning Style; You Have Preferences
Learning happens when the learner understands the idea. And this is directly tied to their background knowledge and ability to relate new information to previous data. Learning style is not a part of this process.
As pointed out by Tesia Marshik, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, “learning is sorted in terms of meaning.” And the medium with which you receive meaning has little to no effect on how well you sort it.
Discover Your Learning Preference Now
Considering the new scientific findings, the Modern Learning Style Quiz only helps you find your preferred learning method. It does not label you with terms like Visual Learner, as such categories shouldn’t exist.
But if you want to know what learning style matches your liking, you’re on the right page. The following questions determine if you’d like to visualize, verbalize, read, write, or experience new material.
By the way, if you enjoyed the Learning Style Quiz, you’ll also like the What’s My Talent Test.
How to Play?
Playing personality quizzes is straightforward: Choose the option that’s true about you—or you relate to—and select “Next.” Unlike trivia quizzes, personality tests have no right or wrong answers. But the questions are in forced-choice format. The point is to push you to choose an option that makes the most sense, not the one that’s 100% true. For the most accurate results, don’t overthink your responses. Go with options that you “feel” are the best.
Questions of the quiz
- Question 1
Which one sounds like an exciting classroom?
A 3-hour workshop with a world-famous professor
An hour-long lecture by a best-seller author
A class about watching and reviewing classic movies
A field trip with an educational purpose
- Question 2
Choose a learning medium that you find more helpful.
- Question 3
What did you dislike about school?
I wanted to self-study. But I couldn’t.
I didn’t want to self-study. But I had to.
I didn’t like reading or writing.
The school made me inactive. I didn’t like that.
- Question 4
How do you memorize the materials of a book?
I take notes
I read it out loud
I connect it to my memories
I always have a hard time doing that
- Question 5
In a classroom, what do you need to feel engaged?
A pen and paper
A well-spoken teacher
Pictures, flashcards, or movies
Experiments, excitement, and action
- Question 6
Which statement about online classes do you agree with?
It’s an efficient way of learning
It’s not as challenging as some say
It’s an inefficient way of learning
I can never attend an online class
- Question 7
What parts of the movies you watch are stuck in your head?
The actors or the cast
The dialogues or soundtracks
The important scenes or landscapes
The actions and the events
- Question 8
You’re about to teach a complicated subject to kids. What’s the plan?
I take notes and create slides
I ask them to give a lecture on the topic
I prepare pictures and video clips
I take them on a field trip and teach them along the way
- Question 9
Do you take notes? If yes, what’s your preferred method?
Yes, I paraphrase the topic in my own words
Yes, I take voice memos
Yes, I doodle or use charts and flashcards
No, I don’t take notes
- Question 10
Which of these topics do you relate to?
Writing an essay
Giving a lecture
Drawing something or creating a chart
Doing a DIY project
- Question 11
What’s your preferred research tool/method?
Listening to podcasts or audiobooks
Watching videos online
Talking to experts in-person
- Question 12
How short is your attention span?
I can concentrate for long hours
I can concentrate for one or two hours
I can concentrate for a few minutes
I find it hard to concentrate at all
- Question 13
What’s a good strategy for memorizing a lecture?
Giving a lecture on the same topic
Recoding the lecture and rewatching it
Engaging in the lecture
- Question 14
Choose a PowerPoint style.
Minimalist slides with keywords
Audible slides with supporting pictures
No words. Only images and videos.
I don’t like any of these.
- Question 15
You can change one thing about traditional classrooms. What is it?
You can self-study in my class.
You can listen to music in my class.
You can use Google and YouTube in my class.
You can walk around freely in my class.