Learning styles are a different way that a person can learn. It is the way in which the student absorbs, processes, comprehends and retain information. Here our objective is to identify the different students learning approaches.

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* 1. Student Information

                                               Section - I
                                                          Seeking Meaning

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* 2. I usually set out to understand for myself the meaning of what we have to learn.

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* 3. When I'm reading an article or book, I try to find out for myself exactly what the author means.

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* 4. When I am reading I stop from time to time to reflect on what I am trying to learn from it.

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* 5. Before tackling a problem or assignment, I first try to work out what lies behind it.

                                                          Relating Ideas

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* 6. I try to relate ideas I come across to those in other topics or other courses whenever possible.

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* 7. When I’m working on a new topic, I try to see in my own mind how all the ideas fit together.

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* 8. Ideas in course books or articles often set me off on long chains of thought of my own.

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* 9. I like to play around with ideas of my own even if they don't get me very far.

                                                          Use of Evidence

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* 10. I look at the evidence carefully and try to reach my own conclusion about what I’m studying.

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* 11. Often I find myself questioning things I hear in lectures or read in books.

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* 12. When I read, I examine the details carefully to see how they fit in with what’s being said.

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* 13. It’s important for me to be able to follow the argument, or to see the reason behind things.

                                                   Interest in Ideas (Motivational aspect)

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* 14. Regularly I find myself thinking about ideas from lectures when I’m doing other things.

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* 15. I find that studying academic topics can be quite exciting at times.

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* 16. Some of the ideas I come across on the course I find really gripping.

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* 17. I sometimes get 'hooked' on academic topics and feel I would like to keep on studying them.

                                                  Monitoring Effectiveness

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* 18. I go over the work I've done carefully to check the reasoning and that it makes sense.

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* 19. I think about what I want to get out of this course to keep my studying well focused.

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* 20. Before starting work on an assignment or exam question, I think first how best to tackle it.

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* 21. When I have finished a piece of work, I check it through to see if it really meets the requirements.

                                               Section - II
                                                        Organised Studying

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* 22. I manage to find conditions for studying which allow me to get on with my work easily.

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* 23. I think I'm quite systematic and organised when it comes to revising for exams.

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* 24. I'm good at following up some of the reading suggested by lecturers or tutors.

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* 25. I usually plan out my week's work in advance, either on paper or in my head.

                                                        Time Management

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* 26. I organise my study time carefully to make the best use of it

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* 27. I’m pretty good at getting down to work whenever I need to.

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* 28. I work steadily through the term or semester, rather than leave it all until the last minute.

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* 29. I generally make good use of my time during the day.

                                                              Achieving

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* 30. It's important to me to feel that I'm doing as well as I really can on the courses here.

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* 31. I feel that I'm getting on well, and this helps me put more effort into the work.

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* 32. I put a lot of effort into studying because I'm determined to do well.

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* 33. I don't find it at all difficult to motivate myself.

                                                    Alertness to Assessment Demands

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* 34. When working on an assignment, I’m keeping in mind how best to impress the marker.

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* 35. I look carefully at tutors' comments on course work to see how to get higher marks next time.

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* 36. I keep in mind who is going to mark an assignment and what they're likely to be looking for.

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* 37. I keep an eye open for what lecturers seem to think is important and concentrate on that.

                                               Section - III
                                                         Lack of Purpose 

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* 38. Often I find myself wondering whether the work I am doing here is really worthwhile.

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* 39. There’s not much of the work here that I find interesting or relevant.

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* 40. When I look back, I sometimes wonder why I ever decided to come here.

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* 41. I’m not really interested in this course, but I have to take it for other reasons.

                                                              Unrelated Memorizing 

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* 42. I find I have to concentrate on just memorising a good deal of what I have to learn.

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* 43. Much of what I’m studying makes little sense: it's like unrelated bits and pieces.

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* 44. I'm not really sure what's important in lectures, so I try to get down all I can.

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* 45. I often have trouble in making sense of the things I have to remember.

                                                    Fear of Failure (Motivational Aspect) 

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* 46. Often I feel I'm drowning in the sheer amount of material we're having to cope with.

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* 47. I often worry about whether I'll ever be able to cope with the work properly.

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* 48. I often seem to panic if I get behind with my work.

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* 49. Often I lie awake worrying about work I think I won't be able to do.

                                                            Syllabus-Boundness  

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* 50. I tend to read very little beyond what is actually required to pass.

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* 51. I concentrate on learning just those bits of information I have to know to pass.

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* 52. I gear my studying closely to just what seems to be required for assignments and exams.

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* 53. I like to be told precisely what to do in essays or other assignments.

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