Assess Your Readiness for Academic Success
The following statements will help you get an idea of how, as you begin this course, you perceive yourself as a student. For each statement, select the number that feels right to you, from 1 for “not true at all for me” to 5 for “absolutely true for me.”
1 I see the connection between the effective study skills I learn today and my
future academic, career, and life success.
2 I set effective short- and long-term study goals that will help me manage
3 I manage my time effectively and control any tendency to procrastinate.
4 I am aware of what causes me stress and I take steps to reduce it.
5 I am aware of my personal learning style, and I choose study strategies
that take advantage of my strengths and minimize my weaknesses.
6 I understand the components of critical thinking and use critical-thinking
skills to get the most from my work.
7 I take a systematic approach to reading and studying.
8 I am aware of various note-taking styles and techniques and use the
ones that help me to best take down and retain information.
9 I use listening and memory techniques that work best for me.
10 I approach writing assignments with a plan and with enough time to
carry it out.
11 I know and use the strategies that help me do my best on tests.
12 I understand and use a research strategy when doing library or
Total your answers here: 60
If your total ranges from 12 to 27, you consider your academic readiness/awareness to be low.
If your total ranges from 28 to 44