Is American Studies Right For Me?

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 81

America Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How comfortable are you working with other students regularly in groups?
    • A. 

      I can do it, but I would rather work on my own.

    • B. 

      I am comfortable, but I like to have some independent work time.

    • C. 

      Very comfortable–I prefer it.

  • 2. 
    What size of class do you typically prefer?
    • A. 

      Small class that allows for individual attention.

    • B. 

      I can work in any class size as long as the environment is productive.

    • C. 

      Larger classes with a lot of different people in them.

  • 3. 
    How do you feel about block periods?
    • A. 

      I generally dislike them. Classes are too long on block days.

    • B. 

      They are okay when the class is interesting.

    • C. 

      I love block days, especially when teachers plan special activities.

  • 4. 
    Which of these statements best describes how you would complete this sentence? When working on group projects...
    • A. 

      I am miserable. I would prefer to do the work myself rather than depend upon others for something so important.

    • B. 

      I prefer to work with people I know that I can trust to do the work.

    • C. 

      I feel much more creative and inspired. I feel like this is the way I work best.

  • 5. 
    In a larger class, I am more likely to...
    • A. 

      Keep quiet and fade into the background.

    • B. 

      Listen to my peers most of the time but share occasionally.

    • C. 

      Assert my thoughts and opinions in small groups or with the larger class.

  • 6. 
    Which approach to schoolwork best suits you?
    • A. 

      I thrive in an environment where I can clearly see what is expected of me and can easily master individual skills.

    • B. 

      I enjoy when teachers bring in content from my other classes, but I would not feel as comfortable if I had to do that on my own.

    • C. 

      I get excited when I find connections between my classes. It makes me feel like I understand the material better.

  • 7. 
    Would you be comfortable if you were assigned eight group projects in one class in one year?
    • A. 

      Not at all. That sounds stressful.

    • B. 

      Maybe, if there were a lot of guidance and check-ins along the way.

    • C. 

      Definitely. I find it easier to show my understanding of content through projects than tests and essays.

  • 8. 
    Would you be willing to take a class that assigned more work if you felt like you were getting a more enjoyable learning experience and environment?
    • A. 

      No way. Not unless it were an honors or AP level class.

    • B. 

      Maybe, if I were really interested in the subjects.

    • C. 

      Definitely. I am okay with working a little harder if it means I enjoy the class more.

  • 9. 
    How comfortable are you sharing your work with others and receiving critical feedback?
    • A. 

      I prefer that my work remain relatively private.

    • B. 

      I'm okay with others seeing my work, but I don't get much out of it.

    • C. 

      I am very comfortable sharing my work with others.

  • 10. 
    Would you be interested in studying U.S. history thematically rather than chronologically? (So you would study, for example, consumerism and class from the 1800s to the modern day, then back up again at the beginning of the next unit to study the same time period through the lens of a different theme.)
    • A. 

      I prefer the traditional, chronological approach to history.

    • B. 

      It doesn't matter to me, so long as it's interesting.

    • C. 

      I think I would enjoy that approach a lot.

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