Academic Or Applied? Which Would Be The Best Fit?

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Academic Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is an attempt to help you determine whether you are a practical, applied learner or a theoretical, academic learner. This quiz should not be the only tool used to determine the type of learner you are. Please consult with your teachers, guidance counselor and past academic performance for further assistance. Instructions:Read each pair of statements and choose the one that best describes you in each pair.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    I like to learn...
    • A. 

      Practical hands-on uses for knowledge.

    • B. 

      Theories and think about how they work.

  • 2. 
    I like my assignments...
    • A. 

      Broken down into smaller pieces.

    • B. 

      in its entiriety or large chunks.

  • 3. 
    I like...
    • A. 

      The teacher to direct the classroom.

    • B. 

      To do independent learning and learn with other students.

  • 4. 
    I like...
    • A. 

      Short examples that use things I'm familiar with.

    • B. 

      I like larger examples that bring in new concepts.

  • 5. 
    I like to...
    • A. 

      Use my knowledge by making or doing things.

    • B. 

      Learn new ideas without necessarily applying them.

  • 6. 
    I like...
    • A. 

      Time to make sure I understand the material, to ask questions and review.

    • B. 

      I like less review and like to move ahead with new work.

  • 7. 
    I like...
    • A. 

      Conducting and reporting on research.

    • B. 

      Drawing conclusions and making predictions from research.

  • 8. 
    I read for...
    • A. 

      Information.

    • B. 

      Pleasure and information.

  • 9. 
    I learn best when...
    • A. 

      My classes are structured and directed by the teacher.

    • B. 

      I can be challenged by new concepts and explore them on my own.

  • 10. 
    I like...
    • A. 

      Having help to complete tasks.

    • B. 

      To complete tasks on my own.

  • 11. 
    In Science, I like applying knowledge to...
    • A. 

      Practical hands-on tasks.

    • B. 

      Theoretical tasks.

  • 12. 
    In Science, I like...
    • A. 

      Assistance to learn new science terms and concepts.

    • B. 

      Learning new science terms and concepts independently and with little assistance.

  • 13. 
    I like...
    • A. 

      Models and/or assistance to organize and complete work.

    • B. 

      Organizing and completing work with little assistance.

  • 14. 
    I like...
    • A. 

      Assistance to apply knowledge logically.

    • B. 

      Applying knowledge logically with little assistance.

  • 15. 
    I like...
    • A. 

      Assistance to write a lab report with the appropriate structure and vocabulary.

    • B. 

      Writing a lab report with appropriate structure and vocabulary with little assistance.