This is a Wiley resource (www.wiley.com/college/schermerhorn).

Step 1.

Take the Learning Style Instrument at www.wiley.com/college/schermerhorn.

Step 2.

The instrument will give you scores on seven learning styles:

  1. Visual learner—focus on visual depictions such as pictures and graphs
  2. Print learner—focus on seeing written words
  3. Auditory learner—focus on listening and hearing
  4. Interactive learner—focus on conversation and verbalization
  5. Haptic learner—focus on sense of touch or grasp
  6. Kinesthetic learner—focus on physical involvement
  7. Olfactory learner—focus on smell and taste

Step 3.

Consider your top four rankings among the learning styles. They suggest your most preferred methods of learning.

Step 4.

Read the following study tips for the learning styles. Think about how you can take best advantage of your preferred learning styles.


Have you ever repeated something to yourself over and over to help remember it? Or does your best friend ask you to draw a map to someplace where the two of you are planning to meet, rather than just tell her the directions? If so, then you already have an intuitive sense that people learn in different ways. Researchers in learning theory have developed various categories of learning styles. Some people, for example, learn best by reading or writing. Others learn best by using various senses: seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting, or even smelling. When you understand how you learn best, you can make use ...

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