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TOPIC 1 MANAGING YOUR LEARNING 33 22. I am more likely to be considered (a) careful about the details of my work. (b) creative about how to do my work. 23. When I get directions to a new place, I prefer (a) a map. (b) written instructions. 24. I learn (a) at a fairly regular pace. If I study hard, IÊll „get it.‰ (b) in fits and starts. IÊll be totally confused and then suddenly it all „clicks.‰ 25. I would rather first (a) try things out. (b) think about how IÊm going to do it. 26. When I am reading for enjoyment, I like writers to (a) clearly say what they mean. (b) say things in creative, interesting ways. 27. When I see a diagram or sketch in class, I am most likely to remember (a) the picture. (b) what the instructor said about it. 28. When considering a body of information, I am more likely to (a) focus on details and miss the big picture. (b) try to understand the big picture before getting into the details. 29. I more easily remember (a) something I have done. (b) something I have thought a lot about. Copyright © Open University Malaysia (OUM)
TOPIC 1 MANAGING YOUR LEARNING 34 30. When I have to perform a task, I prefer to (a) master one way of doing it. (b) come up with new ways of doing it. 31. When someone is showing me data, I prefer (a) charts or graphs. (b) text summarising the results. 32. When writing a paper, I am more likely to (a) work on (think about or write) the beginning of the paper and progress forward. (b) work on (think about or write) different parts of the paper and then order them. 33. When I have to work on a group project, I first want to (a) have „group brainstorming‰ where everyone contributes ideas. (b) brainstorm individually and then come together as a group to compare ideas. 34. I consider it higher praise to call someone (a) sensible. (b) imaginative. 35. When I meet people at a party, I am more likely to remember (a) what they looked like. (b) what they said about themselves. 36. When I am learning a new subject, I prefer to (a) stay focused on that subject, learning as much about it as I can. (b) try to make connections between that subject and related subjects. 37. I am more likely to be considered (a) outgoing. (b) reserved. Copyright © Open University Malaysia (OUM)
TOPIC 1 MANAGING YOUR LEARNING 35 38. I prefer courses that emphasise (a) concrete material (facts, data). (b) abstract material (concepts, theories). 39. For entertainment, I would rather (a) watch television. (b) read a book. 40. Some teachers start their lectures with an outline of what they will cover. Such outlines are (a) somewhat helpful to me. (b) very helpful to me. 41. The idea of doing homework in groups, with one grade for the entire group, (a) appeals to me. (b) does not appeal to me. 42. When I am doing long calculations, (a) I tend to repeat all my steps and check my work carefully.
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