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Reviewing Your Study Techniques

Instructions:  Rate yourself on the following form as to your study habits.  Honestly answer each question and total your score at the end.

                       1 = Never          2 = Sometimes          3 = Always

  

1.  Do you read some of the text before the first session of a class?                               

1     2     3

2.  Do you study hardest the first two weeks of a class?                                                

1     2     3

3.  Do you have a regular place to study?                                                                     

1     2     3

4.  Do you have regularly scheduled study times?                                                          

1     2     3

5.  Do you study mostly during the day?                                                                        

1     2     3

6.  Do you study in many short sessions rather than cramming?                                  

1     2     3

7.  Do you regularly use study aids such as test files, study guides or practice sessions?

1     2     3

8.  Do you preview chapters before reading them?                                                        

1     2     3

9.  Do you read information in a text at least twice?                                                       

1     2     3

10.  Do you review the info in a text chapter immediately after you've finished it?           

1     2     3

11.  Do you highlight or take notes when reading texts?                                                 

1     2     3

12.  Do you ask yourself critical questions as you read?                                                 

1     2     3

13.  Do you read assigned materials before a class?                                                      

1     2     3

14.  Do you regularly come to class early/on time?                                                        

1     2     3

15.  Do you take notes in lecture classes?                                                                     

1     2     3

16.  Do you compare or review your notes after class?

1     2     3

17.  Can you tell the difference between a well organized and disorganized lecture?

1     2     3

18.  Can you recognize key points when they are made in lecture?                                

1     2     3

19.  Do you have a folder system to organize your notes for each class?                        

1     2     3

20.  Do you set study goals for each class and stick to them?                                        

1     2     3

                                                                                                     Your total Score: _______

Note: The following scores will give some indication of the strength of your study skills.

If you scored:

51 - 60    Your study skills are excellent.  You should consider becoming a peer mentor.

41 - 50     Your study skills are good but could use improvement in some areas.

31 - 40     Your study skills are weak and require improvement in several areas.

21 - 30     Your study skills are extremely weak - consider extra work to improve all areas.

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