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Study habits quiz

Click on a study area that you want to review. It should only take you 5 minutes to complete and you may get some ideas about resources that are available to help you develop your study skills.

Study Areas

Organising and planning
Completing assignments
Note-taking
Reading for learning

Tip: Donít try to change all your study habits at once Ė thatís too difficult! Pick just one or two aspects that you want to work at. When youíre happy with your progress you can move on to different aspects.

Instructions

For each of the questions, click in the box that best describes your current study habit. Once you have answered all the questions in a section, click on get feedback. Once you have your feedback, select another study area.

 

Organising and planning

Questions

Almost always

Some-times

Almost never

Do you create a schedule for your studies?

Do you sit down to study and find that you don't have the things you need?

Do you get the assignments in on time?

Do you get distracted when studying?

Do you decide what study activities are important?

Do you build in contingencies for your studies Ė in case something goes wrong?

Do you worry if you havenít read every piece of course material

     

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Completing assignments

Questions

Almost always

Some-times

Almost never

Do you find out before you start what is really being asked of you?

Do you make an assignment plan?

After you complete the first draft do you re-check what you need to include in the assignment?

Does your tutor need to comment on your spelling, punctuation or grammar?

Does your tutor ever say that you havenít quite answered the question?

Do you send in an assignment without reading the final draft through?

Do you make more than two drafts of an assignment?

     

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Note-taking

Questions

Almost always

Some-times

Almost never

Do you take notes about the important ideas, concepts and theories in a course?

Do you look back at your notes and find them unhelpful?

Do you make notes on all the course materials?

Do you have a purpose behind your note-taking?

Do you use different note-taking techniques?

Do you try to write down everything you read?

Are your notes in your own words?

     

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Reading for learning

Questions

Almost always

Some-times

Almost never

Do you feel that you have to read a textbook or course material from start to finish?

Do you skim read before beginning to read more fully?

Do you read the contents page first?

Do you know the purpose behind your reading?

Do you ask your own questions about what you are reading?

Do you make summary notes as you read?

Do you compare and evaluate what you are reading with other parts of the course?

     
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