Did You Know?

More students finish high school today than in the past:

Between 2000 and 2010 the number of students graduating high school has increased by nearly 10 percent.*

*The annual Diplomas Count report —

What kind of learner am I?

Given the choice, I’d rather spend my time…


Why should I care about my learning style now?

If I am a visual learner…

I can understand things better when I draw a diagram or see a picture. I could ask my teacher to show me things or let me draw something instead of telling me or writing about it. That way I could understand better, and learning could actually be fun or at least easier. Knowing that I am a visual learner can help me choose a career that goes well with using illustrations.

If I am an auditory learner…

I can face my challenges by asking for detailed verbal instructions. I can listen to music while studying, record lectures, or ask my teachers if I can take an oral exam instead of a written one. Knowing that I am an auditory learner can help me choose a career that involves talking and listening, group discussions and activities.

If I am a kinesthetic/tactile learner…

I can take things apart to find out how they work. I also like moving around as I work through problems. Knowing that I am a kinesthetic learner can help me choose a career that involves movement and hands-on activities.

Why is my learning style important for my future?

When you start thinking about what to study or your future career, your learning style can be your guide. Careers visual learners might enjoy include architect, graphic designer, filmmaker, pilot, and project manager. Some careers worth exploring for auditory learners are sound engineer, musician, audiologist or sound editor. If you’re a kinesthetic/tactile learner, careers you may be interested in include law enforcement professional, physician, computer programmer, scientist, sports professional, physical therapist, mechanic, and construction worker.

What are my next steps?

Find out whether you are a visual, auditory or kinesthetic/tactile learner.


If you know your learning style and what you want to do in life, plan your continuing education and training.


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