A Window into Learning Style and Cognitive Preference

Paragon Learning Style Inventory

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1. When you come to a new situation you usually
bulleta. try it right away, and learn from doing
bulletb. like to watch first and try it later

2. Do you think people should be more
bulleta. sensible and practical
bulletb. imaginative and inspired

3. When you come to an uncertain situation
bulleta. you usually trust your feelings more
bulletb. you usually trust your thinking more

4. Would you say you are
bulleta. a little more serious
bulletb. a little more easy-going

5. Do you spend most of your time
bulleta. often in bigger groups and seldom alone
bulletb. in smaller groups or alone

6. It is better to
bulleta. be able to accept things
bulletb. want to change things

7. Is it worse to
bulleta. do mean things
bulletb. do unfair things

8. Do you prefer when things are
bulleta. planned and structured
bulletb. spontaneous and unplanned

9. After a day spent with a lot of people do you
bulleta. feel energized and stimulated
bulletb. feel drained and like being alone

10. When you need to get something important done, you prefer to
bulleta. do it the way that has worked before
bulletb. do it a new way that you just thought of

11. Which is a bigger compliment?
bulleta. "he/she is really nice"
bulletb. "he/she is really smart"

12. When it comes to time, are you more likely to
bulleta. usually be on time
bulletb. be pretty flexible

13. When you are in a group do you usually
bulleta. do a lot of the talking
bulletb. mostly listen and talk a little

14. Are you more interested in
bulleta. what really is
bulletb. what can be

15. When you look at two things, you mostly notice
bulleta. how they are the same
bulletb. how they are different

16. Do you tend to get along better with
bulleta. people who are a lot like you
bulletb. lots of different types of people

17. Most other people seem to see you as
bulleta. kind of out-going
bulletb. kind of shy and reserved

18. When it comes to work that is very exact and detailed
bulleta. it comes pretty easily to you
bulletb. you tend to lose interest in it quickly

19. When your friends disagree, it is more important to you
bulleta. to help them agree and come together
bulletb. to help them come to the right answer

20. When you get-up in the morning
bulleta. you know pretty much how your day will go
bulletb. it seems every day is pretty different

21. When it comes to using the phone
bulleta. you use it a lot and make most of the calls
bulletb. you use it most when others call you

22. When you work on group projects, do you prefer
bulleta. helping make sure the project gets done and works
bulletb. helping come up with the ideas and plans

23. Others often describe you as a
bulleta. warm-hearted person
bulletb. cool-headed person

24. Which is more your way
bulleta. to "do the right thing"
bulletb. to "just do it"

25. When you talk to strangers you've just met you
bulleta. talk pretty easily and at length
bulletb. run out of things to say pretty quickly

26. When it comes to work you
bulleta. prefer steady effort and a regular routine
bulletb. work in spurts, really "on" then really "off"

27. Is it worse to be
bulleta. too critical
bulletb. too emotional

28. Would you rather have things
bulleta. finished and decided
bulletb. open to change

29. When it comes to news at school, you seem
bulleta. to find it out quickly
bulletb. to be one of the last to know

30. Are you more likely to trust
bulleta. your experience
bulletb. your hunches

31. I prefer teachers who are more
bulleta. caring and supportive
bulletb. knowledgeable and expect a lot

32. Is it more your way to
bulleta. finish one project before you start a new one
bulletb. have lots of projects going at once

33. Which is more true of you? do you
bulleta. too often act and talk without thinking much first
bulletb. spend too much time thinking and not enough doing

34. Games would be more fair if kids
bulleta. would just follow the rules
bulletb. would just use "good sportsmanship"

35. Is it usually easier for you to tell
bulleta. how someone else is feeling
bulletb. what someone else is thinking

36. Which is the more useful ability
bulleta. to be able to organize and plan
bulletb. to be able to adapt and make do

37. At a party or gathering
bulleta. you do more of the introducing of others
bulletb. others introduce you more

38. Do you think more about
bulleta. what is going on right now
bulletb. what will happen in the future

39. It is more your way to
bulleta. usually show what you are feeling
bulletb. usually not show your feelings

40. You are the kind of person who
bulleta. needs to have things a certain way
bulletb. does it any old way

41. When you get done with an assignment
bulleta. you feel like showing it to someone
bulletb. you like to keep it to yourself

42. Things would be better if people were
bulleta. more realistic
bulletb. more imaginative

43. Would you say you are more concerned with
bulleta. being appreciated by others
bulletb. achieving something important

44. It is better that people
bulleta. know what they want
bulletb. keep an open-mind

45. Friday night after a long week you usually
bulleta. feel like going to a party or going out
bulletb. feel like renting a movie or relaxing

46. When you do a job, it's usually your approach to
bulleta. start from the beginning, and go step-by-step
bulletb. start anywhere, and figure it out as you go

47. When you tell a story, you mostly talk about
bulleta. how the people involved were effected
bulletb. what went on in general

48. You feel most comfortable when things are more
bulleta. planned and you know what to expect
bulletb. unplanned and flexible


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