Study Skills Inventory 2011 Summer-Fall

1. Study Skills Inventory

 
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1. Email Address:
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2. First Name:
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3. Last Name:
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4. Lecture Note-Taking Activities:
How often do you...
AlwaysUsuallySometimesRarelyNever
Write assignments word-for-word?
Copy everything the instructor writes on the board?
Write main ideas from lecture on paper?
Use shorthand?
Avoid doodling?
Review previous class notes before the next class meeting?
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5. Class Participation Activities:
How often do you...
AlwaysUsuallySometimesRarelyNever
Arrive on time for class?
Attend every class session?
Bring necessary materials to class (text, notebooks, pens, pencils, dictionaries, calculators)?
Ask questions that occur to you in class?
Participate in discussions?
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6. Reading Note-Taking Activities:
How often do you...
AlwaysUsuallySometimesRarelyNever
Preview a reading assignment before beginning to read?
Formulate questions about the content of the assignment?
Mark main ideas in the text as you read?
Recite/say aloud main points in reading material as you read?
Jot main points from a reading assignment on a separate page?
Review notes of reading assignments after the first time you read it and before the test?
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7. Time Management Activities:
How often do you...
AlwaysUsuallySometimesRarelyNever
Keep lists prioritizing tasks to be done?
Break big projects/assignments into manageable parts?
Study when you’re most alert?
Establish regular study times every day?
Have a set place to study?
Take reasonable breaks from studying?
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8. Test Taking Activities:
How often do you...
AlwaysUsuallySometimesRarelyNever
Use systematized method for remembering material?
Avoid doing most studying the night before a test?
Get enough sleep the night before a test?
Relax immediately before taking a test?
Answer/Solve easy items on a test first?
Reread test questions before answering?
Use entire time allowed to take a test?
Read entire test before turning it in?
Review graded tests to determine why answers were marked incorrect?
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9. Essay Test Activities:
How often do you...
AlwaysUsuallySometimesRarelyNever
Analyze key words in the question such as “compare,” “define,” or “discuss”?
Organize your answer around a thesis sentence?
Use the kind of proof/logic accepted in the course?
Use a standard format (such as MLA)?
Proofread/edit the final version?
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10. Math Study Activities (If you are not currently taking a math class, please answer the questions as though you were enrolled):
How often do you...
AlwaysUsuallySometimesRarelyNever
Copy all problems your instructor writes on the board?
Write all steps to every homework problem?
Check correctness of every homework problem?
Study math every school day?
Work extra problems in areas you find difficult?
Ask instructor/tutor to work sample problems in areas you find difficult?
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11. Essay Writing Activities:
How often do you...
AlwaysUsuallySometimesRarelyNever
Analyze an assigned topic?
Write more than one draft?
Get someone else to read the rough draft?
Use a handbook or online reference to edit your paper?
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12. Reading Hypertext Activities:
How often do you...
AlwaysUsuallySometimesRarelyNever
Evaluate Web sites to be sure they are dependable?
Retain information you read on the Web (“hard” copies or written notes)?
Follow links in a Web site to other relevant sites?
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