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Essential Study Skills, Fifth Edition
Linda Wong
Chapter 1: Discovering and Using Your Learning Styles

Learning Styles

How to Identify Your Best Learning Styles
Use this inventory to determine your learning preferences based on three senses and two reasoning styles.

Index of Learning Styles (ILS)
This inventory assesses preferences in four categories: active/reflective, sensing/intuitive, visual/verbal, and sequential/global.  You can explore your strengths, tendencies, and habits used in an academic environment.  This web site includes descriptions of the learning styles and additional links to other learning styles web sites.

VARK - Visual, Aural, Read/Write, Kinesthetic
This web site provides you with an online questionnaire to identify some of your learning styles, as well as advice, help sheets, and more information on learning styles.

Howard Gardner - Multiple Intelligences

Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence
This comprehensive web site explains learning styles, multiple intelligences, and making your learning style work for you.  You can take an interactive multiple intelligences test to find your dominant intelligence and an interactive learning styles test to find your learning preference.  The site includes links to other web sites.

Multiple Intelligences
Leslie Owen Wilson, Ed.D, from the University of Wisconsin, discusses the Theory of
Multiple Intelligences.

Information About Learning Styles and Other Inventories

Gregorc Styles
Most people use each of the Gregorc Styles, but one is usually dominant.  These web site gives common characteristics for the four styles: concrete sequential, abstract sequential,
abstract random, and concrete random.

How Your Learning Style Affects Your Use of Mnemonics
Mnemonics are memory tricks.  This web site explains how your learning style affects the  choice of mnemonics you use to store information.  This site provides additional useful information, such as 65% of the population are visual learners, 30% are auditory learners, and 5% are kinesthetic learners.  This web site includes other links.

The Kiersey Temperament Sorter II
This online personality inventory helps you identify your own patterns and preferences. The four main personality types are an Artisan, Guardian, Rational, or Idealist.  This inventory is used in many career development programs, counseling centers, and major corporations.

Learning Modalities, Styles, and Strategies
This comprehensive web site includes in-class inventories (Auditory-Visual-Tactile/Kinesthetic Styles and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter) and other inventories to do outside of class (Chronotype Assessment and Personality Spectrum).  This site was developed by Northeastern Illinois University Women's Studies Program.

Learning Styles and Strategies by Richard M. Felder
Learn study strategies to implement for active/reflective, sensing/intuitive, visual/verbal, and sequential/global learners.  Emphasis on this site is on how you can help yourself learn more effectively.

Matters of Style - Richard Felder
This comprehensive web site provides information on four learning style models: the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI), Kolb's Learning Style Model (concrete/reflective, abstract/reflective, abstract/active, and concrete/active), Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), and the Felder-Silverman Learning Style Model.   Applications of each learning style instrument are explored and explained.

National Association for Beginning Teachers - Professional Development Links
This web site provides numerous links to teaching and learning.  Scroll through the offerings to find the following topics:: brain based theories; cognitive coaching; learning styles (7); learning styles (concrete, abstract, active, and reflective); right brain vs. left brain; whole brain teaching; learning styles inventory; learning modalities, styles, and strategies, and multiple intelligences.

Perceptual Learning Style Preference Questionnaire
By completing the thirty questions in this questionnaire, you can identify major, minor, and negligible learning style preferences in the following areas: visual, tactile, auditory, group, kinesthetic, and individual.

Success Types Learning Style Type Indicator
Learn more about the kind of thinking that is most comfortable for you.

Working Out Your Myers Briggs Type
This site includes information about three inventories that can help you find out more about your Myers Briggs Type: The Myers Briggs Type Indicator, the Kiersey emperament sorter, and the MTR-i Team Roles.  Descriptions on these various learning and personal styles appear on this web site.

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