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Study Skills - Study Techniques


Answer True or False to the following questions to assess your study habits.

Be honest with yourself to arrive at a valid assessment of your current study habits. Print the completed assessment and place in your folder.


____1. I have created a place for studying.

____2. I use a daily, weekly, and/or monthly planner.

____3. I almost never say things such as “I'll never pass this course” or “I can't get in the mood to study.”

____4. I attend class regularly.

____5. I have good writing skills.

____6. I read my assignments before class.

____7. I take lecture notes during class

____8. I review my lecture notes after each class session.

____9. I predict exam questions before I take the exam.

____10. I meet at least one member of each class and work with my classmate on material that I do not understand.

____11. I participate in a study group.

____12. I preview assigned materials before I read the material.

____13. I try to predict what the writer is about to say next as I read.

____14. I seldom have to re-read material because I have lost my train of thought.

____15. I use some type of review method (oral, written, combination) to double –check my comprehension of the material that I read.

____16. I look for ways to increase my interest in a subject.

____17. I can differentiate between major and minor details when I am reading assigned materials

____18. I study on a regular basis.

____19. I annotate my text as I read.

____20. I do not stop to look up unknown words in the dictionary while I am reading.

____21. When I mark my text in order to remember material, I mark as little as possible.

____22. I take notes when I read for textbook study as well as for class lectures.

____23. I know my key productivity periods and places.

____24. I am on time for my classes.

____25. I read the assigned materials, take notes in class, and review my notes after class, and ask questions of the instructor in class if I need further clarification.

____26. I make a study schedule and stick to it

____27. I change my reading speed in response to the difficulty level of the selection, or my familiarity with the content

____28. I can sit and study for long periods of time without becoming tired or distracted.

___29. When I get to the end of a chapter, I usually can remember what I've just read.

____30. I seldom doodle, daydream, or fall asleep in class.

____31. My class notes are usually easy for me to understand later.

____32. I usually seem to get the right material into my class notes.

____33. I seek outside assistance in places such as the writing center or math lab.

____34. I have realistic expectations.

____35. I almost never spend hours cramming the night before an exam.

____36. When I spend as much time on my social activities as I want, I still have enough time left to study, or when I study as much as I should, I still have time for a social life.

____37. I know my learning style and use this information to improve my study habits.

____38. I know how to use the campus library.

____39. I participate in my classes.

____40. I review my class notes periodically throughout the semester in preparation for tests.

____41. I know how to pick out what is important in the text.

____42. When I study enough for my test, when I get there my mind seldom goes blank.

____43. When my teachers assign papers, I feel comfortable that I can get started and complete the assignment on time.

____44. I seldom wait until the night before they are due to write my papers.

____45. I can organize my thoughts into a paper that makes sense

____46. I seldom postpone my study time in order to spend time with my friends and acquaintances.

____47. I mark information in a particular unit that I do not understand.

____48. After studying a unit, I put what I have learned into my own words.

____49. I annotate my text as I read.

____50. I combine my textbook notes and lecture notes to prepare for exams.

Give yourself two points for each True answer.

90-100 = Superior college work

80-89 = Above average college work

70-79 = Average/satisfactory college work

60-69 = Below average college work/needs improvement

0-69 = Far below average college work/major improvement needed

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