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I found an assessment for learning styles and I have utlized it in my classes. In my personal experience, those individuals who are drawn to surgical patient care as surgical technologists are most often hands-on or kinesthetic learners. Most of them, but not all, need to actually perform a skill in order to grasp the techniques. I have had students who do need to perform a skill, but are timid to "go first" without seeing another student perform the skill. In some skills, such as attaching scalpel blades to handles, one can watch it performed, but must be able to also perform the task. 

Some are anxious that mistakes will be made and embarassment will follow, while others have a need to be perfect whether or not they have performed a skill prior or it is the first attempt. For them, there is no room for error. 

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