This is to help students to find out about their own study habits and attitudes.
Study problems normally fall into separate sections. Look at the
list below and see which apply to you - If it does apply to you,
check Y. If it does not apply to you, check N. If you have marked
two or more in a section this is where you are most likely to be weak.
But at least now, you can set about getting it right!
1. I spend too much time studying for what I am learning.
2. I usually spend hours cramming the night before an exam.
3. If I spend as much time on my social activities as I want
to, I don't have enough time left to study, or when I study enough, I don't
have time for a social life.
4. I usually try to study with the radio and TV
5. I can't sit and study for long periods of time
without becoming tired or distracted.
6. I go to class but I usually doodle, daydream,
or fall asleep.
Listening & Note taking
7. My class notes are sometimes difficult to understand
8. I usually seem to get the wrong material into my class
9. I don't review my class notes periodically throughout
the term in preparation for tests.
10. When I get to the end of a chapter, I can't remember
what I've just read.
11. I don't know how to pick out what is important
in the text.
12. I rarely change my reading speed in response
to the difficulty level of the selection, or my familiarity with the content.
13. I lose a lot of points on essay tests even when
I know the material well.
14. I study enough for my test, but when I get there
my mind goes blank.
15. I often study in a haphazard disorganized way
under the threat of the next test.
16. When my teachers assign papers I feel so overwhelmed
that I can't get started.
17. I usually write my papers the night before they
18. I can't seem to organize my thoughts into a paper that