College Personality Quiz: Part 2: Are You A Participant Learner?



High Scores: 57 or above
Medium Scores: 48 to 56
Low Scores: 47 or less

What Your Score Means

If you scored high here, you want to take an active, rather than a passive, approach to learning. You are not comfortable merely taking notes and regurgitating the teacher's lectures. You want to get involved. You normally do the homework your teachers assign, not only because you have to, but because it helps you learn. You participate in class discussion, enjoy it, and learn from your peers. You read the textbooks and might even read an extra book about a topic in which you are interested. Learning and understanding are so important to you that you are assertive in asking questions of teachers and fellow students. High scorers will likely be most comfortable in colleges where professors are readily available and lecture classes of 500 are not the norm. High scorers will want opportunities for discussions and seminars as part of their college experiences. In other words, high scorers should seriously consider smaller colleges.

Lower scorers are interested in and committed to learning, but may prefer to learn quietly and deliberately; lower scorers do not need to participate verbally in class to learn course material. Course lectures, reading and out-of-class assignments are normally sufficient ways of learning for the low scorer. Class size will not be as significant a factor for the low scorer as for the high scorer. Low scorers are better able to tolerate large classes. Hence, large sized colleges may meet your needs.

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