Collegiate Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ)
POST-SUMMER II,  2014

Instructions:

 
The Collegiate Learning Questionnaire was developed to measure the types of learning strategies you use and as a diagnostic tool to identify your strengths and weaknesses as a learner.

Your instructor will use these scores to identify areas that need improvement.

It is important that you answer all the questions honestly about yourself. There are no right or wrong answers.

All questions require a response.

Thank you for your participation!
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3. REHEARSAL
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1. When I study, I practice saying the material to my self over and over.
2. When studying for classes, I read my class notes and the course reading over and over.
3. I memorize key words to remind me of important concepts when I study.
4. When I study, I make lists of important terms and memorize the lists.
4. ELABORATION
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1. When I study for this class, I pull together information from different sources, such as lectures, readings, and discussions.
2. I try to relate ideas in one subject to those in other courses whenever possible.
3. When reading for classes, I try to relate the material to what I already know.
4. When I study, I write brief summaries of the main ideas from the readings and the concepts from the lectures.
5. I try to understand the material in classes by making connections between the readings and the concepts from the lectures
6. I try to apply ideas from course readings in other class activities such as lecture and discussion.
5. ORGANIZATION
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1. When I study the readings for a class, I outline the material to help me organize my thoughts.
2. When I study, I go through the readings and my class notes and try to find the most important ideas.
3. I make simple charts, diagrams, or tables to help me organize course material.
4. When I study, I go over my class notes and make an outline of important concepts.
6. CRITICAL THINKING
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1. I often find myself questioning things I hear or read in this class to decide if I find them convincing.
2. When a theory, interpretation, or conclusion is presented in class or in readings, I try to decide if there is good supporting evidence.
3. I treat the course material as a starting point and try to develop my own ideas about it.
4. I try to play around with ideas of my own related to what I am learning in a class.
5. Whenever I read or hear an assertion or conclusion in classes, I think about possible alternatives.
7. METACOGNITIVE SELF-REGULATION
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1. During class time I often miss important points because I’m thinking of other things.
2. When reading for this course, I make up questions to help me focus on my reading.
3. When I become confused about something I'm reading for this class, I go back and try to figure it out.
4. If course readings are difficult to understand, I change the way I read the material.
5. Before I study new course material thoroughly, I often skim it to see how it is organized.
6. I ask myself questions to make sure I understand the material I have been studying for this class.
7. I try to change the way I study in order to fit the course requirements and the instructor’s teaching style.
8. I often find that I have been reading for this class but don’t know what it was all about.
9. I try to think through a topic and decide what I am supposed to learn from it rather than just reading it over when studying for this course.
10. When studying for this course I try to determine which concepts I don’t understand well.
11. When I study for this class, I set goals for myself in order to direct my activities in each study period.
12. If I get confused taking notes in class, I make sure I sort it out afterwards.
8. INTRINSIC GOAL ORIENTATION
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1. I prefer course material that really challenges me so I can learn new things.
2. I prefer course material that arouses my curiosity, even if it is difficult to learn.
3. The most satisfying thing for me in classes is trying to understand the content as thoroughly as possible.
4. When I have the opportunity, I choose course assignments that I can learn from even if they don't guarantee a good grade.
9. EXTRINSIC GOAL ORIENTATION
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1. Getting a good grade is the most satisfying thing for me right now.
2. The most important thing for me right now is improving my overall grade point average, so my main concern in this class is getting a good grade.
3. If I can, I want to get better grades in this class than most of the other students.
4. I want to do well in this class because it is important to show my ability to my family, friends, employer, or others.
10. TASK VALUE
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1. I think I will be able to use what I learn in this course in other courses.
2. It is important for me to learn the material in this class.
3. I am very interested in the content area of this course.
4. I think the material in this class is useful for me to learn.
5. I like the subject matter of this course.
6. Understanding the subject matter of this course is very important to me.
11. CONTROL OF LEARNING
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1. If I study in appropriate ways, then I will be able to learn the material in this course.
2. It is my own fault if I don’t learn the material in this course.
3. If I try hard enough, then I will understand the course material.
4. If I don’t understand the course material, it is because I didn’t try hard enough.
12. SELF-EFFICACY
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1. I believe I will receive an excellent grade in this class.
2. I’m certain I can understand the most difficult material presented in the readings for this course.
3. I’m confident I can understand the basic concepts taught in this course.
4. I’m confident I can understand the most complex material presented by the instructor in this course.
5. I’m confident I can do an excellent job on the assignments and tests in this course.
6. I expect to do well in this class.
7. I’m certain I can master the skills being taught in this class.
8. Considering the difficulty of this course, the teacher, and my skills, I think I will do well in this class.
13. TEST ANXIETY
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1. When I take a test I think about how poorly I am doing compared with other students.
2. When I take a test I think about items on other parts of the test I can’t answer.
3. When I take tests I think of the consequences of failing.
4. I have an uneasy, upset feeling when I take an exam.
5. I feel my heart beating fast when I take an exam
14. TIME/STUDY MANAGEMENT
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1. I usually study in a place where I can concentrate on my course work.
2. I make good use of my study time.
3. I find it hard to stick to a study schedule. ®
4. I have a regular place set aside for studying.
5. I make sure I keep up with the weekly readings and assignments for my courses.
6. I attend class regularly.
7. I often find that I don’t spend very much time on school work because of other activities. ®
8. I rarely find time to review my notes or readings before an exam. ®
15. EFFORT REGULATION
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1. I often feel so lazy or bored when I study that I quit before I finish what I planned to do. ®
2. I work hard to do well even if I don’t like what we are doing.
3. When course work is difficult, I give up or only study the easy parts.
4. Even when course materials are dull and uninteresting, I manage to keep working until I finish.
16. PEER LEARNING
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1. When studying for a class, I often try to explain the material to a classmate or a friend.
2. I try to work with other students to complete the course assignments.
3. When studying for a class, I often set aside time to discuss the course material with a group of students from the class.
17. HELP SEEKING
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1. If I were having trouble understanding the material in my courses I would ask someone who could help me understand the general ideas.
2. The purpose of asking somebody for help in my courses would be to succeed without having to work as hard.
3. I would prefer asking another student for help in my courses rather than ask an instructor.
4. If I didn’t understand something in my courses, I would guess rather than ask someone for assistance.
5. Even if the work was too hard to do on my own, I wouldn’t ask for help with my courses.
6. Getting help would be one of the first things I would do if I were having trouble in my courses.
7. Getting help in my courses would be a way of avoiding doing some of the work.
8. I would feel like a failure if I needed help in my courses.
9. I would rather do worse on an assignment I couldn’t finish than ask for help.
10. If I were to seek help in my courses I would ask the teacher rather than another student.
11. I would get help in my courses to learn to solve problems by myself.
12. If I were to ask for help in my courses it would be to quickly get the answers I need.
13. I would not want anyone to find out that I needed help in my courses.
14. Getting help in my courses would be an admission that I am just not smart enough to do the work on my own.
15. In my courses, the teacher would be better to get help from than another student.
18. Theory of Intelligence
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1. You have a certain amount of intelligence and you really can’t do much to change it.
2. Your intelligence is something about you that you can’t change very much.
3. You can learn new things, but you can’t really change your basic intelligence.
19. Achievement Goal Questionnaire
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1. My aim is to completely master the material presented in this class.
2. I am striving to do well compared to other students.
3. My goal is to learn as much as possible.
4. My aim is to perform well relative to other students.
5. My aim is to avoid learning less than I possibly could.
6. My goal is to avoid performing poorly compared to others.
7. I am striving to understand the content of this course as thoroughly as possible.
8. My goal is to perform better than the other students
9. My goal is to avoid learning less than it is possible to learn.
10. I am striving to avoid performing worse than others.
11. I am striving to avoid an incomplete understanding of the course material.
12. My aim is to avoid doing worse than other students.
20. Perception of Instrumentality
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1. I will use the information I learn in my math class in other classes I will take in the future.
2. What I learn in my math class will be important for my future occupational success.
3. The grade I get in my math class will not affect my ability to continue on with my education.
4. I will not use what I learn my math class.
5. What grade I get in my math class will not be important for my future academic success.
6. I will use the information I learn in my math class in the future.
7. I must pass my math class in order to reach my academic goals.
8. The grade I get in my math class will affect my future.