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
____9. I predict exam questions before I take the
____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
____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
____31. My class notes are usually easy for me to
____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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