StudentAcademic Skills Assessment Worksheet

AssignmentBackground:

Knowingwhat your strengths and weaknesses are will help you understand stepsyou should take to improve as a student. GCU wants to assist you inimproving in certain areas, such as study habits and note taking.

AssignmentInstructions: Completethe following two sections to assess your academic skills.

Section1:Complete this survey by highlightingthe number that best illustrates your response to the statementsbelow.

1. I have good study habits.

strongly disagree

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2. I know how to take notes in the online classroom.

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3.I rewrite my class notes and review them before completing anassignment.

strongly disagree

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4.I prefer to use a computer to take notes in the online classroomrather than writing everything down on paper.

strongly disagree

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5.I work hard to understand the “big picture” concepts presented ina lecture.

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6.I often think of how I can apply what I have learned in class to mycareer or everyday life.

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7.I tend to get nervous before I take a test.

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8.I study for a test several days before the actual test date.

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9.I learn best when I rely on my own ideas.

strongly disagree

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10. Listening to soft relaxing music helps me study.

strongly disagree

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11.I prefer to study in a group setting.

strongly disagree

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12.I usually study right before bedtime.

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13. I only use the Internet for researching topics.

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14.Wikipedia is a great source for researching topics for papers.

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15.I have used the public library for researching topics for papers.

strongly disagree

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16.I will use the same study techniques in college that I used in highschool or currently use at work.

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17.I learn by doingsomething- trying aprocess out for myself.

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18.I prefer a highly structured learning environment- even an onlinelearning environment.

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19. I learn by forming pictures in my mind.

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20. When I am learning, I have strong feelings and reactions aboutthings.

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Section2:Reflect on your self-evaluation above and address the followingquestions in a 250-300 word summary in essay format.

Someof my strengths identified by the assessment include, high ability oflinking what I have learned in the classroom to my career life,skills of learning both as an individual and part of a group andstrong ability to form a mental picture after learning something. Onaddition to this, I have strong research skills where I do not onlyrely on the online materials, but also rely on libraries.

Someof the areas that I need to improve as identified in the assessmentinclude studying in a structured environment, maintaining the samestudy method, integrating various materials from both online andphysical libraries and ability to study at any time including beforesleeping. The assessment has also revealed that I do not concentratewhen there is any noise, which needs to be improved to ensure that Ican learn in any environment.

Ilearned something new about my academic skills. I learned that I relymostly on peer reviewed article and books when carrying out research.I consider Wikipedia relatively inaccurate, and I rarely use it instudying. On addition to this, I have learned that I adopt newstudying method depending on the learning environment which explainsthe inconsistency between my high school and college learning method.

Completingthis assessment helps me to identify my strength and weaknessesrelated to studying and academic skills. Identifying my strengthshelp me to develop learning strategies and plans that will help me toget the most out of every learning opportunity. On addition to this,taking the assessment helps me to identify and improve on my weaknessand thus it will go a long way in making me a performing student

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