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Study Skills Assessment

     

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     1. I spend too much time studying for what I am learning.

    2. I usually spend hours cramming the night before an exam.

    3. If I spend as much time on my social activities as I want to, I don't have enough time left to study, or when I study enough, I don't have time for a social life.

    4. I usually try to study with the radio and TV turned on.

    5. I can't sit and study for long periods of time without becoming tired or distracted.

    6. I go to class, but I usually doodle, daydream, or fall asleep

    7. My class notes are sometimes difficulty to understand later.

    8. I usually seem to get the wrong material into my class notes.

    9. I don't review my class notes periodically throughout the semester in preparation for tests

    10. When I get to the end of a chapter, I can't remember what I've just read.

    11. I don't know how to pick out what is important in the text.

    12. I can't keep up with my reading assignments, and then I have to cram the night before a test. 

    13. I lose a lot of points on essay tests even when I know the material well.

    14. I study enough for my test, but when I get there my mind goes blank

    15. I often study in a haphazard, disorganized way under the threat of the next test.

    16. I often find myself getting lost in the details of reading and have trouble identifying the main ideas.

    17. I rarely change my reading speed in response to the difficulty level of the selection, or my familiarity with the content.

    18. I often wish that I could read faster.

    19. When my teachers assign papers I feel so overwhelmed that I can't get started.

    20. I usually write my papers the night before they are due.

    21. I can't seem to organize my thoughts into a paper that makes sense.