Which Side Are You On?
You responded as a right brained person to 10 questions, and you responded as a left brained person to 9 questions. You seemed to be comfortable using strategies for both sides for the brain. Your preference may be situational and apparent mainly when stress in a factor. This does not necessarily mean that you are ambidextrous. However, you are on your way to becoming whole brained and will benefit from using study strategies useful for both sides of the brain. When you read the descriptions, look for new strategies to try. However, your learning style probably has components from both sides. Some of the traits associated with the left and right side of the brain are listed in the table. Not all of the traits will apply to you.
I finally understood why I difficulties studying for exams. I have too many methods and I often spent time deciding which method to use. But, to save time and get things going, I often embark in one studying strategy and then changes it after half a day..
Types of Cognitive Processing
Linear -Processing information from part to whole in a straight forward logical progression.
Holistic -Processing information from whole to part; sees the big picture first, not the details.
Sequential -Processing information in order from first to last.
Random -Processing information with out priority, jumps form one task to another.
Symbolic -Processes symbols an pictures; likes to use letters, words and mathematical symbols.
Concrete -Processes things that can be seen , or touched – real objects.
Logical -Processes information piece by piece using logic to solve a problem.
Intuitive -Processes information based on weather or not it feels right know answer but not sure how it was derived.
Verbal -Processes thoughts and ideas with words.
Nonverbal -Processes thought as illustrations.
Reality-Based -Processes information based on reality; focuses on rules and regulations
Fantasy-Oriented -Processes information with creativity; less focuses on rules and regulations