This is a wonderful survey I made to get to know your students's strengths and more importantly for them to. Through it they rank themselves for each type of Gardner 7 types intelligences. This gives them a certain ownership on their learning style.
Afterwards I have them make a tally on the board for their intelligences, which also helps me keep in mind how each group learns best. Graphing afterwards and look at studying techniques that suit them if a wonder way to transition into the first labs of the school year.
I refer back to how they should be studying and learning in class throughout the year.
Howard Gardner of Harvard has identified 7 distinct intelligences. This theory has emerged from recent cognitive research and "documents the extent to which students possess different kinds of minds and therefore learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways," according to Gardner (1991).