Higher Education

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Making the Grade 1Ce: Chapter 2

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the 'Submit my answers' button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:

a) learning to play the system
b) independent learning
c) achieving a high GPA
d) getting used to studying most of the time

Question 2:

a) 15 hours
b) 20 hours
c) 40 hours
d) 60 hours

Question 3:

a) How long you can concentrate without your attention wandering?
b) What times of day you feel most alert?
c) Which grades you are getting in each of your courses?
d) Where the places are that you can do your best studying?

Question 4:

a) the busy first few weeks of orientation activities, finding classrooms, attending lectures, making friends, etc.
b) the break between semesters when you ?crunch? family time, visiting friends, and partying into a few weeks
c) the few weeks each term when all your assignments are due
d) the short break in two- or three-hour classes, when students ?crunch? to get into line to grab a coffee and something to eat.

Question 5:

a) all the time you can give it, regardless of percentage
b) 15 percent of your time
c) 30 percent of your time
d) only 5 percent of your time; it is not a major assignment

Question 6:

a) identifying a goal
b) prioritizing the goal with respect to other competing tasks
c) listing all the logical steps to achieve the goal
d) developing a reasonable schedule for each stop

Question 7:

a) rewriting notes
b) making flash cards
c) solving equations
d) revising notes

Question 8:

a) a total waste of time
b) a slippery slope leading to chronic procrastination
c) important: doing things you enjoy helps prevent you from wasting time
d) okay on holidays but should be avoided during the semester

Question 9:

a) Why am I so lazy?'
b) Do I have trouble deciding what to do first?'
c) Is it possible to get an extension?'
d) Is this assignment really worth spending time on?'

Question 10:

a) Beat fatigue with gentle exercise.
b) Check to be sure that there is nothing that needs to be done urgently.
c) Stock up on chocolate bars, coffee, and cola drinks.
d) Start each night?s studying by planning and setting realistic goals