How am I doing?
(Study Skills Inventory)
The purpose of this questionnaire is to help you get information about how you study right now. As you examine the results, you will discover your areas of strength and of weakness. The results will have meaning only if you are honest and respond as accurately as possible. For each statement, determine if that statement is true or false as it applies to you. If a statement is true about you, click on the button below that statement corresponding to true. If a statement is false as it applies to you, click on the button below that statement corresponding to false. Be sure to answer true or false for each statement. Answer carefully so that you get accurate information. Once you are done, click on the "submit" button at the bottom of the page to determine your strengths and weaknesses.
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1.
I have trouble finishing tests on time.
True
False

2.
I set aside a regular time for studying every day.
True
False

3.
Before I read, I turn headings into questions so that I know what I'm going to learn.
True
False

4.
I don't have much luck following a definite study schedule.
True
False

5.
I give up if an assignment is difficult.
True
False

6.
I have difficulty determining important points in lectures.
True
False

7.
Before class starts, I review yesterdays lecture notes.
True
False

8.
I waste time because I am not organized.
True
False

9.
I focus entirely on my work when I study.
True
False

10.
I don't feel comfortable reading a chapter until I've read all the headings and the summary first.
True
False

11.
I don't bother taking notes on lectures.
True
False

12.
I get sleepy when I study.
True
False

13.
I check my lecture notes to fill in any missed words soon after I take them.
True
False

14.
I seldom hear a lecture that is well organized.
True
False

15.
I enjoy learning.
True
False

16.
Before I begin an assignment, I estimate how long it will take me and then try to beat the clock.
True
False

17.
Before answering an essay question, I organize what I am going to write.
True
False

18.
I have difficulty concentrating when I study.
True
False

19.
Using lecture notes and the textbook, I can usually predict 50-60 percent of the questions on a test.
True
False

20.
I could get better grades.
True
False

21.
I give a high priority to studying daily.
True
False

22.
I try to record everything a teacher says in a lecture.
True
False

23.
I set aside time to review for each course every week.
True
False

24.
Everytime I study for a course, I spend some time in review.
True
False

25.
I'd rather get through fast than have a perfect paper.
True
False

26.
I usually lose points on my exams because of careless mistakes.
True
False

27.
I usually seek a quiet place to study.
True
False

28.
Before I leave class, I make sure that I know what homework to do and how to do it.
True
False

29.
I have a hard time getting interested in some of my courses.
True
False

30.
Good grades are important to me.
True
False

31.
I stop to check what I remember after reading each section in a chapter.
True
False

32.
I know what time of day I do my best studying.
True
False

33.
I don't study unless I feel like it.
True
False

34.
I don't bother reading the questions at the end of the chapter before I begin reading the chapter.
True
False

35.
I often have trouble finding enough time to study.
True
False

36.
I don't remember much of what I study.
True
False

37.
I put off the studying that I should be doing.
True
False

38.
To remember better, I check main headings and the summary before I read a chapter or article.
True
False

39.
I don't do my best on tests because I am so nervous.
True
False

40.
I don't review lecture notes until the night before a test
True
False

41.
I listen carefully to a lecture instead of taking notes.
True
False

42.
I take time to review the chapter right after I read it.
True
False

43.
I really "dig in" when I study.
True
False

44.
Before starting a test, I plan how much time to use on each section of the test.
True
False

45.
I spend too much time on some subjects and not enough on others.
True
False

46.
I skip over charts, graphs, and tables when I read a chapter.
True
False

47.
I find it difficult to know what is important in a chapter.
True
False

48.
If I have any time left, I check over my test to avoid mistakes.
True
False

49.
Because I want to remember, I listen carefully to any explanations in class.
True
False

50.
Daydreaming interferes with my studying.
True
False