This survey will assess your study skills in six different areas. Read each question carefully and answer how "typical" the activity is for you using the rating system listed below. If you score a "3" (somewhat typical of me) or below on any item, we recommend that you discuss the response with you advisor/and or instructor. Please note: Information obtained from this survey will not be linked to any personal identifiers and is specifically collected to improve the academic experience of participating students.

1Motivation and Engagement

1.1

If I have a question about course material or course content, I ask the course instructor or professor.

 

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1.2

I write down ideas while I study and then ask the instructor about them later.

 

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1.3

I really do not like to contribute in class.

 

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1.4

I attend professors' and instructors' office hours if I have a question.

 

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1.5

I sit near the front of the class if possible.

 

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1.6

I have a hard time staying awake in classes.

 

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1.7

I volunteer answers to questions posed by instructors in the class.

 

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1.8

I have no idea where any of my professors' or instructors' offices are located.

 

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1.9

I miss classes at least once a week.

 

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1.10

I take the initiative in group activities.

 

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2Time Management/Procrastination

2.1

I arrive at classes and other meetings on time.

 

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2.2

It is difficult for me to find time to study each week.

 

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2.3

I schedule times and outline specific goals for my study time.

 

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2.4

My class preparation/study schedule often changes as I find out about other activities during the week.

 

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2.5

I try to schedule time for studying when I am most alert.

 

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2.6

I prepare a "to do" list daily or weekly.

 

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2.7

I find it difficult to begin major course assignments until very close to the due date.

 

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3Concentration/Memory

3.1

When I study, I study in the same place at about the same time.

 

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3.2

I prefer to study in a place with some background noise and activity.

 

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3.3

It is difficult for me to concentrate for more than 10 minutes or so.

 

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3.4

I practice the materials I am learning by reciting out loud.

 

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3.5

I have a hard time remembering material I studied for class or for a test.

 

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3.6

I make note cards to help prepare for tests.

 

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3.7

I try to find out what the exam will cover and how the exam is to be graded.

 

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3.8

I usually do not feel well prepared for exams.

 

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3.9

I don't feel like I understand how to study for different kinds of tests (for example, multiple choice, short answer, essay).

 

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3.10

During the test, I take time to understand the exam questions before starting to answer.

 

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3.11

I have a hard time relaxing during an exam.

 

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3.12

It is easy for me to carefully read and follow instructions during an exam.

 

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3.13

It is difficult for me to sleep the night before a test.

 

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3.14

When I think I did well on a test or assignment, I usually did.

 

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You are almost done! Remember to answer all of the questions! 

4Reading and Taking Notes

4.1

While I am taking notes I only concentrate on writing things down and usually don't think about what the instructor is saying.

 

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4.2

I organize my notes in some meaningful manner (such as outline format).

 

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4.3

I usually only review my notes the night before the test.

 

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4.4

I take notes on the reading materials when I am preparing for class.

 

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4.5

When reading, I mark or underline parts I think are important.

 

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4.6

I create notecards to help me review notes and reading material.

 

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4.7

I understand assigned reading material.

 

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4.8

 I skim through each chapter before I begin reading it.

 

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4.9

I never review reading material after I read it once.

 

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4.10

I read too slowly.

 

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4.11

I look up terms or concepts I don't understand.

 

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4.12

When completing an assignment, I usually work from start to finish during one big chunk of time.

 

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4.13

It is difficult for me to find the main point when I am reading.

 

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5Writing

5.1

I typically find that I am able to express my thoughts well in writing.

 

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5.2

I have a very hard time starting to write a paper.

 

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5.3

I write rough drafts from notes.

 

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5.4

I put aside a written assignment for a day or so, then I reread and revise it.

 

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5.5

Unless it is in English class, I do not check my writing for grammatical errors.

 

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5.6

I have someone else read my written work and consider their suggestions for improving it.

 

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5.7

I usually start on an assignment at the last minute.

 

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6On-Campus Resources: If you have not used any of these resources or are not aware of these resources, mark "NA."

6.1

I am not good at using the library resources (including online databases) for research.

 

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6.2

I use the on-campus writing center for writing assistance.

 

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6.3

I use SMARTHINKING (at USAOnline) for writing assistance.

 

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6.9
Why do you think you received this alert? (Select all that apply)


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Thank you for participating!  We recommend that you contact your academic advisor.  If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Dr. Nicole Carr, Director of Student Academic Success and Retention at 460-6475.