I did their free learning styles test and found that my learning styles are chiefly solitary, verbal and logical.
[Solitary] You prefer to work on problems by retreating to somewhere quiet and working through possible solutions. You may sometimes spend too much time trying to solve a problem that you could more easily solve by talking to someone.
Yup. I always seem to end up doing hours of research when I strike a problem in making a website or using my computer. Mind you, I feel I should do a bit of research myself before just imposing on someone else to help me
[Verbal] You love reading and writing. You like playing on the meaning or sound of words … . You know the meaning of many words, and regularly make an effort to find the meaning of new words.
True. Favourite word from the last week: Bafflegab:
Incomprehensible or pretentious language, especially bureaucratic jargon. … Milton Smith [the inventor] was asked to briefly define his word. It was, he said, “multiloquence characterized by consummate interfusion of circumlocution or periphrasis, inscrutability, and other familiar manifestations of abstruse expatiation commonly utilized for promulgations implementing Procrustean determinations by governmental bodies.”
And then there’s the logical learning style:
You typically work through problems and issues in a systematic way, and you like to create procedures for future use.
Yup. I used to do some computer Helpdesk support. Troubleshooting’s not too hard when you isolate the variables and work through the steps.
All in all I found the learning styles thing fun and interesting.