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.