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Blockades to Success 

 

Do  these statements pertain to you? Put a check next to each one that does.

1.   I do my best work under pressure.

2.  I often feel hurried by school and/or personal pressures.

3.   I have trouble saying "no" to people who ask me to do things for them.

4.  I often get behind in my readings and papers.

5.  I don't have enough time to spend on personal interests, such as hobbies and sports.

6.  I feel that I have to get straight As.

7.  I worry that if I fail a test, someone will be disappointed in me.

8.  When I take a test, I start blanking out and worry that I won't finish.

9.    I panic during a test, worrying that if I don't do well I'll never get into grad school, find a good job, graduate on time, etc.

10.  During a test, I worry that I will fail and that everybody is doing better than I am.

11.  I find that I get distracted by minor disturbances when I'm studying.

12.  I can finish the small tasks, but I rarely have time to finish the larger ones.

13.  I read material over and over, but I can't seem to learn it.

14.  When I have something on my mind, I can't concentrate on studying.

15.  I would rather go out than study, and I often give in to these urges.

16.  When I finish a big project, I think "next time I'll start sooner."

17.  I usually study by cramming the night before the test.

18.  I wish I would get my work done earlier than I do.

19.  When I get an assignment, I usually don't start right away.

20.  If I leave studying for an exam until the last minute, I panic and have a hard time  getting anything done.

Scoring:

If most of your checks are in                             You may have a problem with

            1-5  ...................................................         Time management

                  6-10 ...................................................        Test anxiety

                11-15 ...................................................        Study skills

                 16-20 ...................................................        Procrastination

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