Approach To Learning Self-assessment

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Self Assessment Quizzes & Trivia

This self-assessment uses questions from the ASSIST questionnaire, which was revised by Entwistle, McCune, and Tait (2013). The self-assessment asks you to indicate your relative agreement or disagreement with comments about studying. Most of the items are based on comments made by other students. Please respond truthfully, so that your answers will accurately describe your actual ways of studying. Work through the comments, giving your immediate response. Please answer all of the questions. Try not to answer with unsure unless you really have to.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    I usually set out to understand for myself the meaning of what we have to learn.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Agree somewhat

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Disagree somewhat

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 2. 
    I go over the work I've done carefully to check the reasoning and that it makes sense.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Agree somewhat

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Disagree somewhat

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 3. 
    I look at the evidence carefully and try to reach my own conclusion about what I'm studying.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Agree somewhat

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Disagree somewhat

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 4. 
    I try to relate ideas I come across to those in other topics or other courses whenever possible.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Agree somewhat

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Disagree somewhat

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 5. 
    Regularly I find myself thinking about ideas from lectures when I'm doing other things.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Agree somewhat

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Disagree somewhat

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 6. 
    When I'm reading an article or book, I try to find out for myself exactly what the author means.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Agree somewhat

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Disagree somewhat

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 7. 
    I think about what I want to get out of a course to keep my studying well focused.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Somewhat agree

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Somewhat disagree

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 8. 
    When I'm working on a new topic, I try to see in my own mind how all the ideas fit together.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Agree somewhat

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Disagree somewhat

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 9. 
    Often I find myself questioning things I hear in lectures or read in books.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Agree somewhat

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Disagree somewhat

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 10. 
    I find that studying academic topics can be quite exciting at times.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Agree somewhat

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Disagree somewhat

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 11. 
    When I am reading I stop from time to time to reflect on what I am trying to learn from it.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Agree somewhat

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Somewhat disagree

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 12. 
    Ideas in course books or articles often set me off on long chains of thought of my own.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Somewhat agree

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Somewhat disagree

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 13. 
    When I read, I examine the details carefully to see how they fit in with what's being said.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Somewhat agree

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Somewhat disagree

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 14. 
    Before starting work on an assignment or exam question, I think first how best to tackle it.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Somewhat agree

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Somewhat disagree

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 15. 
    Some of the ideas I come across on the course I find really gripping. (Note: gripping means it holds your interest or attention).
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Somewhat agree

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Somewhat disagree

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 16. 
    Before tackling a problem or assignment, I first try to work out what lies behind it.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Somewhat agree

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Somewhat disagree

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 17. 
    I like to play around with ideas of my own even if they don't get me very far.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Somewhat agree

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Somewhat disagree

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 18. 
    When I have finished a piece of work, I check it through to see if it really meets the requirements.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Somewhat agree

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Somewhat disagree

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 19. 
    It's important for me to be able to follow the argument, or to see the reason behind things.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Somewhat agree

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Somewhat disagree

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 20. 
    I sometimes get 'hooked' on academic topics and feel I would like to keep on studying them.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Somewhat agree

    • C. 

      Unsure

    • D. 

      Somewhat disagree

    • E. 

      Disagree

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