Handling Reading Pretest
How Effective Are My Reading Strategies?

1. Respond to each statement below.

2. Calculate your score.

3. Review your selections and get our advice and comments on your responses.

4. Click each question for more information.




1: I think of exams as a chance to find out how well I have mastered the concepts I have been studying.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]
2: I know when my exams are scheduled, what they will cover and whether questions will be objective or essay.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]
3: I complete my reading and homework as they are assigned so I don't end up cramming at the last minute.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]
4: I identify the material I need to study and then schedule time to review it over several days.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]
5: I review each chapter/topic systematically, starting with the oldest information first.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]
6: I use the headings and subheadings in lecture notes and textbook chapters to organize information and predict exam questions.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]
7: I make study guides, charts, outlines, summary sheets, etc. to condense material and show the relationships of ideas.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]
8: I review actively by asking myself questions and then answering them in my own words.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]
9: I keep reviewing concepts until I understand them well enough to explain them to someone else.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]
10: I get at least 5 or 6 hours of sleep the night before an exam.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]
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