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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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