Your ARK Preference – Join the Discussion

Read about the experiences of others with an ARK preference.

Why not share your experiences too?

  • Do you consider yourself an ARK person?
  • Are there aspects of your life where your ARK preference is apparent?
  • What study strategies do you find helpful, as someone with an ARK preference?

Leave a comment below to tell us about your experiences as someone with an ARK preference.

  1. EWAEN IYAWE said:

    I wasn’t surprised about my result, ARK describes me perfectly. I don’t care for graph and maps, have difficulty understanding them, love listening to lectures, discussion and love hands on projects, watching videos to learn.

  2. Max P said:

    Interesting results considering I’m able to visualize anatomy in a spatial method. 5,12,14,13. Just goes to show, not everything is as it seems. Thankfully, we don’t live and die by the results of a survey!

    • VARK-Learn said:

      VARK is about preferences, not strengths, so just because something is not your preference doesn’t mean that you can’t do it!

  3. Molobane Totwe said:

    It turned out am multimodal, it is exactly what I am. I hardly look at graphs. I like reading and seeing what am doing and also trying it out personally. Thanks for the eye-opener!

  4. Gail F said:

    As an ARK, although I appreciate things in writing to refer to, I need to be able to see what I am supposed to do. Then, as I try out what I am supposed to do, I want to ask questions and get feedback from the person instructing me. More use of videos makes sense.

  5. Madumere Lilian. said:

    As I was reading about VARK, I wasn’t understanding anything. I finished it and yet can’t explain which learning preference I prefer. But when I took the questionnaire my eyes got opened and things became clearer to me. Now am multimodal (ARK). Thank you VARK for the knowledge.

  6. Janie said:

    Look at the job you chose to earn your living . That illustrates how you use your strengths . My job in health doesn’t lend itself to flow diagrams and Pie charts . It’s read up ,hands on , learn from discussing and doing . Graphs are for the researchers and scientists

    • Sohfiat Hassan said:

      This is so true Janie. I have given your perspective much thought until now. Thank you for this insight.

  7. Em said:

    ARK describes me pretty well. I am absolutely not a visual person. My visual memory sucks (I can never “visualize” or “picture this” when someone asks me to), and I have fewer opinions on aesthetics than most people do. I do enjoy drawing, but that’s about it. I’m a super slow reader though, which is why I often don’t put my reading/writing preference into practice despite being able to learn much from it. Otherwise, ARK is certainly my multimodal learning style. I prefer to jump in and try things out (reading the instructions and asking questions from people who actually know what is happening as I go), and music always helps me learn. I have difficulty taking useful notes, as I have a strong aural memory and often just rely on that, but when I hear the instructor say something that I feel could be practically useful, I write it down for safekeeping.

  8. Giselle said:

    Thank you for this excellent information. I detest diagrams and maps when I’m trying to learn something. For a “visual”, I prefer a video.

  9. kimm said:

    I do not care for graphs, however I do use YouTube type learning a lot. I do not consider this learning to be of a graph type learning tool, yet did not see video as an option.

    • VARK-Learn said:

      Video usually fits the Kinesthetic or Aural modalities (depending on the content of the video), rather than Visual, so Video should suit your learning preference well.

  10. Margaret said:

    I sincerely and honestly love VARK, it has really opened my mind to things I was never really sure about, especially what works for me in terms of reading and studying. Thank you so much for this knowledge!!!.

  11. Maria J. said:

    I got a zero score for Visual, which I guess explains why I am never really that impressed with graphs and diagrams – I can’t be bothered looking for whatever point it is that they are trying to make – why don’t they just write down the facts.

    • Ewaen said:

      My point exactly!
      I can never understand graphs, I don’t have the patience for it.

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