What's my learning style?

Central Texas College’s distance education courses are designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles. Still, your preferred learning style can affect your success in a distance education environment. This short quiz will help you to see if distance education is right for the way you learn best. (Read more about learning styles at http://vark-learn.com/.)


For the questions below, select the answer that best describes you.


1) If I am given a task to do,
I work well without direct supervision.
I work best when someone helps direct my activities.

2) When it comes to group work,
I like to work by myself.
I benefit from working with other students.

3) In terms of my work habits,
I set realistic priorities for completing my work within posted timelines.
I tend to put off tasks until later — especially those that I don’t like.

4) If there is something I must complete,
I stick to the priorities I have set and make adjustments as needed.
I have problems meeting deadlines.

5) When I'm learning something new,
I learn effectively from written assignments.
I learn best from lectures and class discussions.

6) Regarding instructions and directions,
I understand written directions.
I have trouble following written directions.

7) When it comes to using a computer,
I enjoy acquiring new computer skills.
I get anxious when I have to do something new on the computer.

8) Feedback from an instructor is always important, but
I can judge my own progress in a course and can continue without immediate feedback from the instructor.
I need immediate instructor feedback on each assignment to determine my progress in a course before continuing.

 


If you have questions regarding distance education courses at CTC, please contact Eagles On Call at eaglesoncall@ctcd.edu.