Strategies Questionnaire

How do you currently learn?

This questionnaire will help you determine which VARK modalities you are currently using when learning.

In the last 6 months, how often have you used the following strategies while learning?

I focus on applications and details before theories and abstract concepts.
I put care into the design and layout of my pages.
I write detailed notes (often verbatim).
I get information from exhibits, samples, photographs.
I use graphs, flowcharts and other diagrams.
I remember interesting spoken examples, stories, jokes…
I convert diagrams and graphs into statements.
I watch videos, especially those that show real things.
I take care to spell-check and correct written language errors.
I replace words with symbols, pictures or my own codes.
I use titles and headings that clearly explain what follows.
I try to relate what I am learning to my own experiences.
I use color or highlighting in my notes, on handouts and sometimes texts.
I convert words into diagrams.
I attend laboratory sessions, practical sessions, and/or field trips.
I make complex processes and lists into flow charts.
I take notice of real-life examples.
I make every page look different.
I read handouts, books with dense text, essays, and/or articles.
I use plans and maps.
I listen to experts.
I read my notes again and again.
I discuss topics with others online and/or in person.
I learn from the ideas of others and what they say about my ideas.
I focus on practical problems and problem solving.
I watch demonstrations and then try to apply what I have learned.
I make recordings so that I can listen again and again.
I use white space in my layouts.
I attend tutorials or groups where I can discuss with others.
I write summaries of my notes out again and again.
I listen to podcasts or other recordings.
I do extra or recommended reading.
I use lists and order things into categories and hierarchies.
I attend classes where I can listen to the teacher.
I look for information in autobiographies, case studies and/or documentaries.
I talk things through with myself.
I draw pictures to show ideas.
I explain new ideas to others.
I use dictionaries and glossaries.
I use trial and error to learn how to do something new.

Do you use any learning strategies that aren't listed above? If so, write them here so that we can add them to the questionnaire: