Learning Styles Modality Preference Inventory

First Name:             

Read each statement and select the appropriate response as it applies to you.

Visual Modality

  1. I remember information better if I write it down.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  2. Looking at the person helps keep me focused.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  3. I need a quiet place to get my work done.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  4. When I take a test, I can see the textbook page in my head.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  5. I need to write down directions, not just take them verbally.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  6. Music or background noise distracts my attention from the task at hand.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  7. I don't always get the meaning of a joke.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  8. I doodle and draw pictures on the margins of my notebook pages.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  9. I have trouble following lectures.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  10. I react very strongly to colors.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never


  11. Auditory Modality

  12. My papers and notebooks always seem messy.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  13. When I read, I need to use my index finger to track my place on the line.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  14. I do not follow written directions well.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  15. If I hear something, I will remember it.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  16. Writing has always been difficult for me.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  17. I often misread words from the text-(i.e.,"them" for "then").
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  18. I would rather listen and learn than read and learn.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  19. I'm not very good at interpreting an individual's body language.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  20. Pages with small print or poor quality copies are difficult for me to read.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  21. My eyes tire quickly, even though my vision check-up is always fine.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never


  22. Kinesthetic/Tactile Modality

  23. I start a project before reading the directions.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  24. I hate to sit at a desk for long periods of time.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  25. I prefer first to see something done and then to do it myself.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  26. I use the trial and error approach to problem-solving.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  27. I like to read my textbook while riding an exercise bike.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  28. I take frequent study breaks.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  29. I have a difficult time giving step-by-step instructions.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  30. I enjoy sports and so well at several different types of sports.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  31. I use my hands when describing things.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never

  32. I have to rewrite or type my class notes to reinforce the material.
    A. Often
    B. Sometimes
    C. Seldom/Never