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Study Skills Assessment

Name *
Are you a TRiO SSS student? *
Are you a Student Athlete? *
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 turned on. *
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. *
7. My class notes are sometimes difficulty to understand later. *
8. I usually seem to get the wrong material into my class notes. *
9. I don't review my class notes periodically throughout the semester 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 can't keep up with my reading assignments, and then I have to cram the night before a test. *
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. I often find myself getting lost in the details of reading and have trouble identifying the main ideas. *
17. I rarely change my reading speed in response to the difficulty level of the selection, or my familiarity with the content. *
18. I often wish that I could read faster. *
19. When my teachers assign papers I feel so overwhelmed that I can't get started. *
20. I usually write my papers the night before they are due. *
21. I can't seem to organize my thoughts into a paper that makes sense. *
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