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Academic Skills

By cherylvnc May 10, 2015 505 Words

UNV-303: Academic Skills-Personal Assessment and Development Assignment

Name: Cheryl Vance
Date: 04/11/15
Instructor: Sarah Robertson

Instructions: You are going to assess your academic skills in four areas: note taking, study skills, reading skills, and research skills. Then, you will review the skills you have identified and suggest ways you can improve them. Please review how to complete the chart provided below. You are to write within this document (the space can be manipulated as you type); be sure to save your document, and then once complete, submit to the assignment drop box by the end of Topic 2.

Complete the chart by doing the following:
1. Please list 15 of your current study habits; be specific and list 3 or 4 in the four skill areas of: note taking, study skills, reading skills, and research skills. You can list more if you would like. 2. You may list habits you consider either strengths or weaknesses. 3. You do not need an equal number of habits in each of the four skill areas; 3-4 habits are required, or more if needed. 4. After you have listed your own thoughts about how to improve your skills, use the "Personal College Academic Skills Guide,” located in the Topic Materials for this week, to help you generate more ideas for improvement; add these ideas to your worksheet. 5. Solid academic writing is expected when filling in the information; please avoid using one word answers or phrases.

First Skill Area: Note Taking
Strengths

Weakness
Improvement Strategies/Ideas
1. I take really good notes.
Maybe sometimes I take too many notes and get too much information. Read the text better and only take notes on key factors.
2.

3.

4.

Second Skill Area: Study Skills
Strength

Weakness
Improvement Strategies/Ideas
1. None
I have problems in this area. I have a tendenancy to wait until the last minute to start studying for tests, etc. Set aside at least one hour a day to go over the weeks homework and to get a strategy in place and determine what needs to be done first. 2.

Time management
Learn how to manage my time better.
3.
Difficulty concentrating.
Remove all of my distractions, this includes the TV and family members if needed. That means going to my room to do homework. 4.

Third Skill Area: Reading Skills
Strength

Weakness
Improvement Strategies/Ideas
1. I like to read books just not usually the ones for school. Sometimes I only like to read books that interest me so when it is a book for school I have to get my mind focused on that book. Need to get my mind set back on reading school books.

2.

3.

4.

Fourth Skill Area: Research Skills
Strength

Weakness
Improvement Strategies/Ideas
1.
This one is probably one of my hardest areas as I never know where to look for research and not sure if it would be considered accurate. Learn how to use the internet better for research assistance. 2.

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