Sdv 100 Midterm Exam

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Sdv 100 Midterm Exam

Hello Class, Using your textbook, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9, answer the following questions. Each test item is worth 1. 25 points each. Thank you for your participation. Good Luck! S. Goodwin, instructor


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to FOCUS, people generally attend community college
    • A. 

      Because it is easier.

    • B. 

      To improve their skills or gain new skills.

    • C. 

      To be with friends.

    • D. 

      When they don't know what they want to major in.

  • 2. 
    What, in particular, makes the community college classroom a rich learning environment?
    • A. 

      The instructors are well prepared to teach

    • B. 

      The textbooks contain important information

    • C. 

      Smart students helping students who are not as smart

    • D. 

      The diversity of the students gathered in one place to discuss the same ideas

  • 3. 
    Students seeking a degree at a community college generally have two choices
    • A. 

      One with a career focus and one with a transfer focus.

    • B. 

      One focusing on study skills and one focusing on careers.

    • C. 

      One with a career focus and one with a focus on skills.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not suggested in your journey to becoming a professional student?
    • A. 

      Complete your assignments

    • B. 

      Reserve class time as a top priority

    • C. 

      Come prepared

    • D. 

      All of the above are suggested

  • 5. 
    Engaged students are most likely to
    • A. 

      Skip classes when an emergency arises.

    • B. 

      Complain to the Dean when there is a problem.

    • C. 

      Be tuned in and soak up everything the class has to offer.

    • D. 

      Be angry when things don't go their way.

  • 6. 
    When you leave a voicemail for your advisor or instructor, which of the following should you do?
    • A. 

      Leave your full name, ID number, class enrolled, telephone number, and state your brief question

    • B. 

      Leave your first name and state your question

    • C. 

      State your question and ask him or her to call or email you back

    • D. 

      Leave your full name, ID number, class enrolled and state your question

  • 7. 
    Which of the following examples is a better way to choose a major?
    • A. 

      After talking with relatives and finding out more about the careers they have

    • B. 

      After researching the career and the major requirements

    • C. 

      After watching your favorite CSI show

    • D. 

      After hearing what your parents or other family members tell yu to do

  • 8. 
    The formula for calculating GPA is
    • A. 

      GPA = Final Grade (divided by) Total Nmber of Classes.

    • B. 

      GPA = Total Number of Credits (divided by) Total Number of Classes.

    • C. 

      GPA = Grade Point Value (divided by) Total Number of Credits.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    The syllabus can be thought of as
    • A. 

      A preview of what to expect.

    • B. 

      A contract between you and your instructor.

    • C. 

      A summary of all the assignments.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    In one study cited in Chapter 1, ______% of community college students required one or more remedial courses
    • A. 

      90

    • B. 

      85

    • C. 

      55

    • D. 

      35

  • 11. 
    Which of the following are examples of avoiding the PCP Syndrome?
    • A. 

      Bunching your classes together so you can get them out of the way on as few days as possible

    • B. 

      Going to work right after class

    • C. 

      Going to the grocery store right after class

    • D. 

      Getting involved in Student Government on your campus

  • 12. 
    According to motivational author Robert Collier
    • A. 

      Success is the sum of small efforts.

    • B. 

      Success is about money.

    • C. 

      Success happens suddenly.

    • D. 

      Success begins when students graduate.

  • 13. 
    Risk factors for college success are
    • A. 

      Predictors not determiners.

    • B. 

      Determiners not predictors.

    • C. 

      Reality not fiction.

    • D. 

      Outcomes not precursors.

  • 14. 
    A community college classmate of yours failed his first math exam.  Which of the following recommendations would help?
    • A. 

      Use the services available on your campus

    • B. 

      Ask you for advice since you're good at math

    • C. 

      Figure things out on his own; it will make him stronger

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    "The system" used in your textbook to structure productive learning is
    • A. 

      Challenge --- Insight --- Reaction.

    • B. 

      Insight ---Reaction --- Challenge.

    • C. 

      Challenge --- Reaction --- Insight --- Action.

    • D. 

      Reaction --- Insight --- Challenge.

  • 16. 
    According to the FOCUS system, for any goal to be effective it must be
    • A. 

      Concrete.

    • B. 

      Abstract.

    • C. 

      Vague.

    • D. 

      Flexible.

  • 17. 
    Research shows that students learn better through
    • A. 

      Examples.

    • B. 

      Reading.

    • C. 

      Critical thinking.

    • D. 

      Analysis.

  • 18. 
    According to Rick Snyder's research, students who scored higher on a measure of ____ got higher grades.
    • A. 

      Curosity

    • B. 

      Hope

    • C. 

      Challenge

    • D. 

      Career outlook

  • 19. 
    Research shows that what you believe about your own intelligence can make a difference in how successful you'll be in college.  There are two basic ways to define the views on intelligence.  People are either
    • A. 

      Performers or learners.

    • B. 

      Achievers or losers.

    • C. 

      Smart or stupid.

    • D. 

      Positive or negative.

  • 20. 
    People who are extrinsically motivated learn in order to
    • A. 

      Get a grade.

    • B. 

      Earn credits.

    • C. 

      Complete a requirement.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    Students who are performers are often
    • A. 

      Confident when tasks are easy.

    • B. 

      More intelligent than learners.

    • C. 

      Introverted and shy.

    • D. 

      Less intelligent than learners..

  • 22. 
    According to the text, the FOCUS system begins by making your goal fit your
    • A. 

      Values.

    • B. 

      Character.

    • C. 

      Who you are as a person.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    Your motivation level depends on
    • A. 

      Your attitude.

    • B. 

      Your feelings.

    • C. 

      Your level of stimulation.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    According to the text, you can learn better if you use confusion as a
    • A. 

      Stressor.

    • B. 

      Motivator.

    • C. 

      Depressor.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    If you learn through symbolic representations, then your learning style is
    • A. 

      Visual.

    • B. 

      Aural.

    • C. 

      Read/write.

    • D. 

      Kinesthetic.

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