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Online Readiness Survey Quizzes & Trivia

This online assessment is designed to determine whether or not an online course is a good match for your independent learning style. The assessment has three parts that cover:

-- Class Preference (Questions 1-5)
-- Computer Literacy (Questions 6-10)
-- Time Management (Questions 11-15)

If you score less than 70% on any parts of the Assessment, you should learn more about taking an online course in order to make sure it is the right choice for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which statement best describes you?

    • A.

      Staying focused is really hard for me; I am easily distracted.

    • B.

      I have to force myself to stay focused or else I will get distracted.

    • C.

      I have good concentration and I don't get distracted too often.

    • D.

      I have awesome powers of concentration: nothing can distract me.

    Correct Answer
    C. I have good concentration and I don't get distracted too often.
    Explanation
    The answer "I have good concentration and I don't get distracted too often" best describes the individual as someone who is able to maintain focus and is not easily distracted. This implies that they have a strong ability to stay on task and not let external factors divert their attention.

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  • 2. 

    How much do you read for your classes?

    • A.

      I rely mostly on notes from class since I don't always have time to read.

    • B.

      I do some of the required reading and take good notes in class.

    • C.

      I try to do all the required reading for class.

    • D.

      I do all the required reading and some extra recommended reading too.

    Correct Answer
    D. I do all the required reading and some extra recommended reading too.
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the person not only completes all the required reading for their classes but also goes above and beyond by doing additional recommended reading. This indicates that the person is highly committed to their studies and is willing to put in extra effort to gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

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  • 3. 

    How good are you at reading and following written instructions?

    • A.

      I read instructions very carefully and usually do not have any problem.

    • B.

      I sometimes have to go back and read the instructions again.

    • C.

      I constantly refer to the instructions when I am doing writing assignments.

    • D.

      I have a lot of trouble following written directions.

    Correct Answer
    A. I read instructions very carefully and usually do not have any problem.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that the person is good at reading and following written instructions. They claim to read instructions carefully and usually do not encounter any difficulties. This indicates that they have a strong attention to detail and are able to comprehend and execute tasks based on written directions effectively.

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  • 4. 

    How would you rate your writing skills?

    • A.

      I like to write and I think I am a pretty good writer.

    • B.

      I like writing and I would like to learn how to write better.

    • C.

      I don't like writing, but I do okay.

    • D.

      I am not a very good writer; I don't like writing.

    Correct Answer
    B. I like writing and I would like to learn how to write better.
    Explanation
    The answer "I like writing and I would like to learn how to write better" is the best choice because it shows a positive attitude towards writing and a willingness to improve. It demonstrates a growth mindset and a desire to develop and refine writing skills. This response indicates a proactive approach to self-improvement and a recognition that there is always room for growth and learning.

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  • 5. 

    What is your biggest concern about an online class?

    • A.

      Immediate feedback and contact with instructor.

    • B.

      Learning on my own.

    • C.

      Learning course content on my own.

    • D.

      Immediate feedback and working independently.

    Correct Answer
    D. Immediate feedback and working independently.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Immediate feedback and working independently." This answer suggests that the biggest concern about an online class is the lack of immediate feedback from the instructor and the need to work independently. Online classes often rely on asynchronous learning, where students have to wait for feedback and guidance from the instructor, which can be a challenge for those who prefer real-time interaction and support. Additionally, the need to learn course content on one's own without the structure and guidance of a traditional classroom setting can also be a concern for many students.

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  • 6. 

    Do you have access to a reliable computer?

    • A.

      I don't have a computer at home.

    • B.

      My home computer is not in very good shape.

    • C.

      My home computer works well and is reliable.

    • D.

      My computer is questionable and I have access to a backup computer.

    Correct Answer
    C. My home computer works well and is reliable.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "My home computer works well and is reliable." This answer indicates that the person does have access to a reliable computer as their home computer is in good shape and works well.

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  • 7. 

    What kind of Internet connection do you plan to use?

    • A.

      I use a high-speed cable modem or DSL (broadband connection).

    • B.

      I use telephone dial up to AOL or other internet service provider (dial up connection).

    • C.

      I use mobile wireless network connection (wi-fi or wireless connection).

    • D.

      I don't have an Internet connection at home.

    Correct Answer
    A. I use a high-speed cable modem or DSL (broadband connection).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I use a high-speed cable modem or DSL (broadband connection)". This answer indicates that the person uses a high-speed internet connection through either a cable modem or DSL. Broadband connections are faster and more reliable compared to dial-up or wireless connections.

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  • 8. 

    How would you describe your word processing skills?

    • A.

      I am able to create and save documents, convert files into a different format (such as RTF or 'rich text format'), and copy and past text from one document to another.

    • B.

      I am able to create and save documents as well as copy and paste text from one document to another.

    • C.

      I am able to create and save documents.

    • D.

      I do not know how to use a word processing program.

    Correct Answer
    A. I am able to create and save documents, convert files into a different format (such as RTF or 'rich text format'), and copy and past text from one document to another.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the most comprehensive option that includes multiple skills related to word processing. It mentions the ability to create and save documents, convert files into different formats, and copy and paste text. This answer demonstrates a higher level of proficiency compared to the other options, which only mention limited skills like creating and saving documents or copying and pasting text.

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  • 9. 

    How would you describe your Internet skills?

    • A.

      I am able to use two or more web browsers, locate information using a search engine, and navigate within websites.

    • B.

      I am able to locate information using a search engine and navigate within websites.

    • C.

      I am able to navigate within websites.

    • D.

      I do not know how to use the Internet.

    Correct Answer
    A. I am able to use two or more web browsers, locate information using a search engine, and navigate within websites.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I am able to use two or more web browsers, locate information using a search engine, and navigate within websites." This answer indicates a higher level of Internet skills compared to the other options. It shows that the person is proficient in using multiple web browsers, can effectively search for information using a search engine, and is comfortable navigating within websites.

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  • 10. 

    How do you manage the documents on your computer?

    • A.

      I keep documents in carefully named folders and sub-folders.

    • B.

      I usually just save documents on a storage device.

    • C.

      I save my documents mostly on my hard drive.

    • D.

      I get confused figuring out where I've saved documents.

    Correct Answer
    A. I keep documents in carefully named folders and sub-folders.
    Explanation
    The answer "I keep documents in carefully named folders and sub-folders" suggests that the person has a systematic approach to managing their documents on their computer. By organizing their documents into folders and sub-folders with clear and descriptive names, they can easily locate and retrieve specific files when needed. This method helps to maintain a structured and organized digital filing system, making it easier to manage and access documents efficiently.

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  • 11. 

    How often do you check your email?

    • A.

      I check email once per week.

    • B.

      I check email twice per week.

    • C.

      I check email at least once a day.

    • D.

      I don't check my email on a regular basis.

    Correct Answer
    C. I check email at least once a day.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I check email at least once a day." This answer indicates that the person checks their email every day, and possibly even more frequently than that. It suggests that they are diligent and responsive when it comes to their email communication.

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  • 12. 

    Including any online classes, how many total units will you be enrolled in this semester?

    • A.

      Less than 12 units.

    • B.

      12 units.

    • C.

      More than 12 units.

    • D.

      More than 18 units.

    Correct Answer
    B. 12 units.
    Explanation
    The question asks about the total number of units the person will be enrolled in for the semester, including online classes. The correct answer is 12 units, indicating that the person will be enrolled in exactly 12 units. This means that they have chosen a course load that meets the minimum requirement for the semester.

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  • 13. 

    How much work do you think an online class will be compared to a regular class?

    • A.

      An online class will probably be about the SAME amount of work.

    • B.

      An online class will probably be LESS work.

    • C.

      An online class will probably be MORE work.

    • D.

      I am not sure just how much work an online class will be.

    Correct Answer
    C. An online class will probably be MORE work.
    Explanation
    An online class will probably be more work because it requires self-discipline and self-motivation to stay on track and complete assignments. Additionally, online classes often involve more independent learning and research, as students are responsible for finding and understanding the course material on their own. Online classes may also require more time management skills, as students need to allocate time for watching lectures, participating in online discussions, and completing assignments. Overall, the flexibility and convenience of online classes come with the trade-off of increased workload and responsibility.

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  • 14. 

    How many hours will you have available each week for a 16-week online course?

    • A.

      2-4 hours/week for this class

    • B.

      5-7 hours/week for this class

    • C.

      8-10 hours/week for this class

    • D.

      I am not sure how much time I will have.

    Correct Answer
    C. 8-10 hours/week for this class
    Explanation
    Based on the answer provided, the correct answer for the question is 8-10 hours/week for this class. This suggests that the individual will have approximately 8-10 hours of available time each week to dedicate to the 16-week online course.

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  • 15. 

    How good are you at meeting deadlines for course assignments?

    • A.

      I generally meet my deadlines.

    • B.

      I meet deadlines most of the time.

    • C.

      I sometimes have to ask for an extension on the deadline.

    • D.

      I have a lot of trouble getting work done by the deadline.

    Correct Answer
    A. I generally meet my deadlines.
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that the person is usually able to meet their deadlines for course assignments. They have a good track record of completing their work on time and do not often require extensions.

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