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    What's your learning style?

    Without a doubt a good way to learn a new language to is figure out your particular style of learning in general. That way you can build on your strengths to help possibly compensate for your weaknesses.

    Here's a good quiz to find out your possible learning preference.

    http://www.berghuis.co.nz/abiator/lsi/lsitest1.html


    And here you can learn more about your particular learning style and possible strategies.
    http://www.berghuis.co.nz/abiator/lsi/lsiframe.html

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    According to the test Im primarily a visual learner.


    Traits of the VISUAL Learner

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    => Prefers to see words written down
    => When something is being described, the visual learner also prefers to have a picture to view.

    => Prefers a time-line or some other similar diagram to remember historical events.

    => Prefers written instructions rather than verbal instructions.

    => Observes all the physical elements in a classroom.

    => Carefully organizes their learning materials.

    => Enjoys decorating their learning areas.

    => Prefers photographs and illustrations with printed content.

    => Remembers and understands through the use of diagrams, charts and maps.

    => Appreciates presentations using OHP transparencies or handouts.

    => Studies materials by reading notes and organizing it in outline form

    => Enjoys visual art activities


    This certainly helps explains why I usually do better when reading in Russian than trying to comprehend spoken Russian. Trying to listen to a Russian conversation is very difficult for me.

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    I am also a visual learner. When i study vocab i write out and speak the words over and over until i remember it. then i write it out more!

    I too can understand written Russian better than understand spoken Russian. its embarassing how many times i have to ask my teacher to repeat

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    me too Seems a bit weird though, that there are only three different groups you can end up in. I find it a bit unlikely that those three groups would represent all the people taking the test.
    blame Canada

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamion
    me too Seems a bit weird though, that there are only three different groups you can end up in. I find it a bit unlikely that those three groups would represent all the people taking the test.
    Exactly my feeling. I find the test a bit shallow. Also, I think it would be better if they told you at the end that you're x% of this, y% of that, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VendingMachine
    Quote Originally Posted by Kamion
    me too Seems a bit weird though, that there are only three different groups you can end up in. I find it a bit unlikely that those three groups would represent all the people taking the test.
    Exactly my feeling. I find the test a bit shallow. Also, I think it would be better if they told you at the end that you're x% of this, y% of that, etc.
    Gee, I just found a simple test people could take to find out. Alright, here's a test that gives you the percentage of what you are.

    http://www.2learn.org/learningstyles.html

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    These tests are hardly earth-shatteringly incisive though, are they?

    Question 1)
    Do you prefer to learn something by a) seeing it, b) hearing it, or c) doing it.


    umm... I think probably b) hearing it.

    According to your responses, we deduce that you are primarily an Auditory Learner.

    Aren't we clever? Bet you couldn't have figured that out for yourself without taking our test.


    Wow. Fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotcher
    These tests are hardly earth-shatteringly incisive though, are they?
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    Wow. Fascinating.
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    I always hated all this Visual Auditory Kinesthetic BS tests they made us take in school(in fact, they're still making us take it). They always had such stupid questions like "Do you like filing papers?(You're a kinesthetic learner!)" etc. I think in truth most people are a good mix of all of them, with some skills being best learned one way or another. I don't know anybody who learned to swim just by watching people. The results of most of those tests, as far as I remember, was that almost everybody was a visual learner and there were one or two kids who were supposed to be something else. But IMO this is probably because most of the questions which would give a "Visual" result were questions that people would often answer "Yes" to, i.e. "Do you like watching movies", "Do you like watching television", etc.

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    Peh...

    I took one of those tests once and you were suppose to get like a number score thign for each one and whihc ever was highest was the one that you were and all my numbers were the same.
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    I think what the tests fail to do is establish an average and median for the ways people learn, and track how much a person deviates from this. Instead they just reaffirm that yes, humans do rely on sight as their primary sense.

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    Visual Learner

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    I dont know why I waste my time with you people. Everytime I try to contribute something of value, I have it shoved back in my face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandera
    I dont know why I waste my time with you people. Everytime I try to contribute something of value, I have it shoved back in my face.
    And then?

    And then?And then?And then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandera
    I dont know why I waste my time with you people. Everytime I try to contribute something of value, I have it shoved back in my face.
    I think your posts are useful.

    Anyways,
    Based on your responses, you are primarily a(n):

    Auditory Visual Tactile learner.

    If you are an AUDITORY learner, you may wish to find out more about what you can do to maximise your learning potential.
    Click the auditory link below or click the auditory links in the main menu bar on the left of the main page .

    If you are an VISUAL learner, you may wish to find out more about what you can do to maximise your learning potential.
    Click the visual link below or click the visual links in the main menu bar on the left of the main page .

    If you are an TACTILE learner, you may wish to find out more about what you can do to maximise your learning potential.
    Click the tactile link below or click the tactile links in the main menu bar on the left of the main page .
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    And then?

    And then?And then?And then?
    Trying to start something with me?

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    Just great! Three types of learners. What about those of us who the test calls an "unknown learner." These types of tests may have some value, but they could be much better I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoduck
    ...they just reaffirm that yes, humans do rely on sight as their primary sense.
    I thought I'd just throw in a cheap concurrance without having to think up something useful to say. You see, I'm a Passive Learner .

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    I'm a psychic learner. I subconsciously extract data from the minds of people who know what I am trying to learn.

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    Unfortunately I have been diagnosed as a "computer learner" .The information must be "punched" into me.
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