2007-8 Sophomore Beginning of the Year Survey

English Students:
Please take this survey and submit it online via www.quia.com. The results of the survey will be most meaningful if you answer the questions genuinely. For some questions, you may have to look inside you, or look at your actual learning style to answer as honestly as possible.
Thank you for your feedback.

Name


  1. When would you be most likely to read an English assignment? (Click all that apply)
    before school
    during study hall
    during lunch
    on the weekends
    after school
    at night
    after I finish all of my other homework
    I usually don't read assigned work.
    before I start my other homework


  1. How long do you usually read in one sitting?
    20 minutes
    30 minutes
    45 minutes
    1+ hours
    2+ hours
    however long it takes to finish my assignment
    I cannot concentrate and/or have difficulty completing reading on my own.


  1. Do you have a working computer at home?
    Yes
    No


  1. Does your computer have working Internet access?
    Yes
    No


  1. What do you like to write? (Click all that apply)
    poetry
    short stories
    persuasive arguments
    informative essays
    journalistic articles
    letters, emails, IMs
    diary or personal journal entries
    I don't like to write at all.


  1. What types of TV shows do you watch? (Click all that apply)
    reality tv (Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother, American Idol, etc.)
    sports
    drama
    movies
    kids' programming
    talk shows
    news
    videos


  1. What are your goals for this class? (Click all that apply)
    Get good grades
    Score well on my PLAN test and practice ACT
    learn new vocabulary
    improve my reading skills
    improve my writing skills
    improve my analysis skills
    improve technology skills
    participate well as a group member
    complete all of my homework
    make new friends
    learn more/improve grammar


  1. What do you like to read? (Click all that apply)
    fiction
    non-fiction (biographies, memiors, how-to's, histories, informational books)
    short stories
    poems
    mysteries
    science fiction/fantasy
    romance
    suspense/thrillers
    newspapers
    magazines
    on-line writing
    plays


  1. What book(s)from the summer reading choices did you read this summer? (Click all that apply)
    American Born Chinese
    And Then There Were None
    Autobiography of my Dead Brother
    Because of Winn Dixie
    Bleachers
    Brave New World
    City of the Beasts
    Coach
    Cuba 15
    D. Gray Man
    Dreams from my Father
    Esperanza Rising
    Everything is Illuminated
    Feed
    Flatland
    Forgotten FIre
    Generation Kill
    The Glass Castle
    Guitar Girl
    Harry Potter 7
    A Heart Divided
    Hole in My Life
    Homeless Bird
    Hoot
    How to Ruin a Summer Vacation
    I am the Mesenger
    I Have Lived a Thousand Years
    Imani All Mine
    Inexcusible
    Interpreter of Maladies
    Jude
    Last Shot
    Marvels
    Maus II
    Naked
    The Pearl
    Prey
    The Red Tent
    Reviving Ophelia
    Shattering Glass
    Speaker for the Dead
    Stuck in Neutral
    Black Beauty
    Jane Eyre
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    The True Meaning of Cleavage
    Twilight
    When Zachary Beaver Comes to Town
    Why We Buy
    I did not read anything


  1. What are your plans after high school?


  1. Are you familiar with how to use turnitin.com?
    Yes
    No


  1. Are you a new transfer student to Maine East?
    Yes
    No


  1. Are you comfortable using Quia?
    Yes
    No


  1. Do you have a working printer at home? ("Working printer" means, "Yes, my printer works today, with ink, and paper!")
    Yes
    No


  1. Do you use COACH, the MRC, or the writing lab tutors often? (Click all that apply)
    I use COACH often.
    I use the writing lab tutors often.
    I use the MRC tutors often.
    I seek help, but only irregularly or when my teacher requires it.
    I have not yet used these resources.


  1. Is your goal to be in the upper third, middle third, or lower third of the sophomores taking the PLAN test this semster? 


  1. Given the chance would you like to work in a group of: 


  1. Who was your English teacher last year? (Click all that apply)
    Fabianski
    Creagh
    Gonzalez
    Coval
    Hiselman
    Garvy
    Sadler
    Miller
    Thallemer
    Bourne


  1. Would ACT-like practice tests be helpful to you?
    Yes
    No


  1. What language(s) do you speak at home?


  1. What are your feelings about the Explore, PLAN and ACT tests?


  1. What is/are your favorite book(s)?


  1. What is your favorite subject?


  1. What is your favorite movie?


  1. If you have one, what is your cell phone number?


  1. What is/are your parents' name(s) and e-mail addresses.


  1. What is/are your e-mail account address(es)? (Any accounts you check regularly.)


  1. What were your grades in English last year? 


  1. Did you keep an electronic portfolio freshman year?
    Yes
    No


  1. Do your parents speak English fluently?
    Yes
    No


  1. Do you have a digital camera at home that you have access to most of the time?
    Yes
    No


  1. Do you have a digital video camera at home that you have permission to use?
    Yes
    No


  1. What activtities/athletics are you involved in outside of the classroom at Maine East High School?