Teaching Teams Program Survey

Please complete the following survey about your motivation and study strategies.

Name


  1. If I do not understand the material in this course, it is because I did not try hard enough.
     
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  1. I try to identify students in this course whom I can ask for help if necessary.
     
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  1. I make good use of my study time for this course.
     
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  1. I treat the material for this course as a starting point and try to develop my own ideas about it.
     
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  1. Even if I have trouble learning the material in this course, I try to do the work on my own, without help from anyone.
     
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  1. Understanding the material in this course is very important to me.
     
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  1. The most satisfying thing for me in this course is trying to understand the content as thoroughly as possible.
     
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  1. Even when course materials for this course are dull and uninteresting, I manage to keep working until I finish.
     
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  1. I like the material covered in this course.
     
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  1. When course work for this course is difficult, I either give up or only study the easy parts.
     
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  1. I usually study in a place where I can concentrate on my course work.
     
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  1. The most important thing for me right now is improving my overall grade point average, so my main concern is getting a good grade in this course.
     
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  1. When I study for this course, I set goals for myself in order to direct my activities in each study period.
     
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  1. It is important for me to learn the course material in this course.
     
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  1. When reading for this course, I make up questions to help focus my reading.
     
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  1. I try to understand the material in this course by making connections between the readings and the concepts from the lectures.
     
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  1. When I study the readings for this course, I outline the material to help me organize my thoughts.
     
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  1. I make simple charts, diagrams, or tables to help me organize the material in this course.
     
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  1. In a course like this, I prefer course material that really challenges me so I can learn new things.
     
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  1. During class time, I often miss important points because I am thinking of other things.
     
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  1. When studying for this course, I often try to explain the material to a classmate or friend.
     
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  1. In a course like this, I prefer material that arouses my curiosity, even if it is more difficult to learn.
     
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  1. Before I study new course material thoroughly, I often skim it to see how it is organized.
     
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  1. I am confident I can do an excellent job on the assignments and tests in this course.
     
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  1. I think the material in this course is useful for me to learn.
     
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  1. Getting a good grade in this course is the most satisfying thing for me right now.
     
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  1. When studying for this course, I read my class notes and the course readings over and over again.
     
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  1. I make lists of important items for this course and memorize the lists.
     
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  1. I try to change the way I study in order to fit the course requirements and the instructor's teaching style.
     
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  1. I feel my heart beating fast when I take exams.
     
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  1. I rarely find time to review my notes or readings before an exam.
     
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  1. If I try hard enough, then I will understand the course material.
     
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  1. I ask myself questions to make sure I understand the material I have been studying in this course.
     
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  1. When I study for this course, I go through the readings and my class notes and try to find the most important ideas.
     
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  1. When I take tests, I think about how poorly I am doing compared with other students.
     
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  1. When studying for this course, I often set aside time to discuss material with a group of students from the class.
     
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  1. When I study for this course, I practice saying the material to myself over and over.
     
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  1. When I study for this course, I go over my class notes and make an outline of important concepts.
     
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  1. I try to work with other students to complete the assignments for this course.
     
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  1. I am confident I can learn the basic concepts taught in this course.
     
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  1. When a theory, interpretation, or conclusion is presented in my this class or in the readings, I try to decide if there is good supporting evidence.
     
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  1. I think I will be able to use what I learn in this course in other courses.
     
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  1. I am certain I can master the skills being taught in this course.
     
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  1. If I can, I want to get better grades than most of the other students in this course.
     
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  1. I try to think through a topic and decide what I am supposed to learn from it rather than just reading it over when studying for this course.
     
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  1. When I take tests I think about items on other parts of the test I cannot answer.
     
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  1. I attend this course regularly.
     
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  1. I believe I will receive an excellent grade in this course.
     
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  1. I work hard to do well in this course even if I do not like what we are doing.
     
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  1. When studying for this course, I try to determine which concepts I do not understand very well.
     
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  1. When I have the opportunity, I choose course assignments that I can learn from even if they do not guarantee a good grade.
     
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  1. I often feel so lazy or bored when I study this course that I quit before I finish what I planned to do.
     
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  1. When I study for this course, I write brief summaries of the main ideas from the readings and my class notes.
     
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  1. I have an uneasy, upset feeling when I take exams.
     
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  1. I make sure that I keep up with the weekly readings and assignments for this course.
     
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  1. Considering the difficulty of this course, the teacher, and my skills, I think I will do well.
     
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  1. I try to relate ideas in this course to those in other courses whenever possible.
     
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  1. Whenever I read or hear an assertion or conclusion in this course, I think about possible alternatives.
     
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  1. It is my own fault if I do not learn the course material in this course.
     
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  1. If I get confused taking notes in this class, I make sure I sort it out afterwards.
     
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  1. I am very interested in the material covered in this course.
     
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  1. I expect to do well in this course.
     
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  1. When I become confused about something I am reading for this course, I go back and try to figure it out.
     
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  1. I want to do well in this course because it is important to show my ability to my family, friends, employer, or others.
     
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  1. I am certain I can understand the most difficult material presented in the readings for this course.
     
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  1. If the readings for this course are difficult to understand, I change the way I read the material.
     
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  1. I find it hard to stick to a study schedule for this course.
     
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  1. I often find that I have been reading for this course but do not know what it was all about.
     
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  1. I try to apply ideas from course readings to other course activities such as lecture and discussion.
     
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  1. When I do not understand a concept very well, I ask the instructor or TA of this course for clarification.
     
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  1. When I take tests I think of the consequences of failing.
     
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  1. I often find myself questioning things I hear or read in this course to decide if I find them convincing.
     
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  1. When I cannot understand the material in this course, I ask another student for help.
     
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  1. I often find that I do not spend very much time on this course because of other activities.
     
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  1. I have a regular place set aside for studying for this course.
     
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  1. I am confident I can understand the most complex material presented by my instructor.
     
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  1. When reading for this course, I try to relate the material to what I already know.
     
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  1. If I study in appropriate ways, then I will be able to learn the material in this course.
     
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  1. I try to play around with ideas of my own related to what I am learning in this course.
     
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  1. I memorize key words to remind me of important concepts in this course.
     
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  1. When I study for this course, I pull together information from different sources, such as lectures, readings, and discussions.
     
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