Applied Learning Skills Inventory (TM): Parent Rating Version

Please answer the following questions to describe your student. 

If you not fully sure, please answer for what they would most likely do based on your experience with them.

1. They consistently do all assigned readings for each class, including text books, online readings, journals, articles, secondary books, and other assigned materials.

True
False

2. They can read at a faster pace and extract key information from text or course readings than they normally would for casual or pleasure reading.

True
False

3. They always stays on top of their work for classes for every subject.

True
False

4. They have tasks that they do for regular studying, like taking notes on what they've read, making flash cards, organizing information in to diagrams, or other things that help them to remember and prepare for exams.

True
False

5. They normally spend 2 to 3 hours outside of class doing assigned readings, studying, or homework for each hour that they spend in class.

True
False

6. They study every day so they are ready when it comes time to prepare for exams.

True
False

7. They highlight when doing required readings, then go back and take notes on what they read to make sure that they learned the information.

True
False

8. They normally don't encounter too many distractions at school that pulls them away from their studies.

True
False

9. When preparing for an exam they know what chapters, lectures, assigned readings, and other information will be covered on the exam.

True
False

10. They make a more strenuous effort to memorize and learn information during test preparation efforts than they do for daily, regular studying.

True
False

11. They begin preparing for an exam days in advance, or even longer, depending on the class and the amount of information to be covered.

True
False

12. When studying or getting ready for a test they strive to learn the information perfectly, so they know it inside and out.

True
False

13. They never procrastinate when preparing for exams, and don't need to cram or pull all-nighters just to be ready for a test.

True
False

14. For exams, they don't just study their class notes to be ready, they include the text or other assigned materials.

True
False

15. They prepare for essay tests in a different way than they do for multiple choice or other tests.

True
False

16. They have a basic method to take tests that helps them to do better and feel less worried during the test.

True
False

17. For exams they usually answer the questions that they know first, then go back to the ones that they don't know.

True
False

18. When taking essay tests they jot down their thoughts on the extra paper or the test itself so they can give a more organized answer.

True
False

19. They don't find that they do well on the homework for a class then score poorly on the exams.

True
False

20. For written assignments, they can write in both a personal thoughts and a more academic scholarly tone when needed.

True
False

21. They start larger papers and projects early so they can get feedback from the Professor or just to do a good job.

True
False

22. They understand how to deal with vague instructions for papers, including if the Professor just says they want a report.

True
False

23. They know how to write a paper that adopts a certain position, performs an analysis, or asks them to synthesize their findings in to a written format.

True
False

24. They can plan the flow of a paper or project, including what sections will be needed and how to organize it.

True
False

25. They can easily complete writing assignments and turn them in on time.

True
False

26. They can articulate their thoughts in writing and never become tongue tied when trying to finish a paper.

True
False

27. They normally don't lost points on a writing assignment or essay because the Professor said they didn't actually answer the question or follow the instructions of the task.

True
False

28. They raise their hand in class to ask questions when they do not understand something during lecture.

True
False

29. They routinely talk with Professors and do not feel intimidated or uncomfortable around them.

True
False

30. They usually talk with Professors about assignments or exams and don't wait until things become a problem.

True
False

31. When they need a lot of help in a subject they will ask the Professor or will use the tutoring/writing center for extra help.

True
False

32. When they need help they know what questions to ask the Professor to get the help they need.

True
False

33. They never avoid talking to a Professor because they feel awkward or embarrassed around them due of their grade.

True
False

34. When they want to talk with a Professor, they know exactly what to discuss and where to begin.

True
False

35. They make strong efforts to be in control of their academic life, like using a planner to track exam dates.

True
False

36. They never avoid checking their grades because they just don't want to know.

True
False

37. They buy their course books to have them on the first day of class and do not wait to get them.

True
False

38. They read the course syllabus for each class to see how they will be graded and to find out what tasks will hold the biggest point value for their grade.

True
False

39. They know the expectations and dates of all their exams, as well as due dates for papers, projects, and deadlines for other important assignments.

True
False

40. If a Professor pushes back an exam or paper due date they always check with them to find out when the new date will be.

True
False

41. When they get an exam or paper back they talk with the Professor about the points they missed so they can do better next time.

True
False

42. When they want extracurricular or non-class activities, they never choose ones that make their studies a lower priority.

True
False

43. They don't over-commit their time to extracurricular activities that take up many hours per week.

True
False

44. They make decisions that will ensure that they do best in their school work, like not going out the night before a big exam.

True
False

45. They use their time well and hardly ever waste time by not doing work.

True
False

46. They make strong efforts to understand what Professors expect for exams, papers, and other tasks.

True
False

47. They are very productive and work every day on course readings, studying, or other work for classes.

True
False

48. They never feel out of control of their academic life to the point where they are worried, anxious, or even lose sleep.

True
False

49. They are always looking ahead for what they must do for classes, and to make sure they understand requirements for exams, papers, or projects to be turned in.

True
False

50. When the Professor doesn't discuss an upcoming test or paper, they ask them about it and don't wait for the Professor to get around to it.

True
False

51. They've never been a procrastinator, and they always get things done no matter what.

True
False

52. They regularly talk with Professors, Advisors, and college staff to complete course work, discuss classes, or to address other issues for school.

True
False

53. They know how to keep themselves most productive, like using different work locations or other ways that help them to finish work.

True
False

54. They know what will distract them easily, and they avoid those things until their work is done.

True
False

55. They can do equally well in classes that meet three days a week, twice a week, or even just once a week.

True
False

56. They can identify the outside factors that affect their motivation, like being around motivated friends, classmates, or other influences.

True
False

57. They know the times and places where they work best and use these to keep themselves productive.

True
False

58. They actively use the library, student center, or other places to put themselves in the right mood to get work done.

True
False

59. They have a vision for their future and they act every day to achieve it.

True
False

60. They feel that being in school is the right place at the right time in their life, and that being in college is exactly where they should be.

True
False

61. They know what major they want in college and feel happy with that choice.

True
False

62. They are mostly driven by their personal desire to be in school, and not just by external factors like expectations that family or others have set for them.

True
False

63. They have study routines that they have developed, like going to the library to work, and would do these regardless of what everyone else was doing.

True
False

64. They are in an environment that makes them feel motivated to achieve and do well in school.

True
False

65. They have been able to get to know Professors, who recognize them and know their name.

True
False

66. They have made friends on campus and have a good relationship with their classmates.

True
False

67. They like earning good grades and see it as a friendly competition between themselves, the Professor, and their classmates.

True
False

68. They can earn good grades just working on their own, and don't need constant attention from Professors to work up to their true ability.

True
False

69. They like being prepared for class so that the Professor and their classmates think the best of them.

True
False

70. They believe that if they work hard now that they will reap the benefits later in life.

True
False

71. For good grades they believe that hard work can be even more important than natural intelligence.

True
False

72. They believe that earning a college degree is very important to their future.

True
False

73. While they like being around other students, they never put it ahead of doing their course work.

True
False

74. They don't waste time on trivial things, they prefer to read and study instead.

True
False

75. They try their best in all their classes, regardless of whether they like the Professor or not.

True
False

76. School always comes first with them, not their friends, recreational time, or other things.

True
False

77. They enjoy learning a variety of new skills that they can use in their current and future classes.

True
False

78. They like being a good student and enjoy being in school.

True
False

79. They have a natural intellectual curiosity and enjoy learning, solving complex problems, analyzing ideas, and thinking about theories and concepts.

True
False

80. They always go to class, whether they feel like it or not, and never make excuses to skip class.

True
False

81. They look forward to going to class, learning, participating, and feel that their studies are worthwhile.

True
False

82. They never procrastinate then panic about work that is not done.

True
False

83. When the pressure is on they don't panic, cave in, avoid work, or give up easily.

True
False

84. They aren't a forgetful, unprepared, disorganized type of person.

True
False

85. If they are five minutes late for class they will still attend, even if they feel a bit embarrassed walking in late.

True
False

86. Even if they are doing poorly in a class they would not avoid speaking with the Professor because they're so embarrassed about their grade.

True
False

87. They normally don't do so poorly in a class that they don't even want to go back or talk with the Professor about what they can do to improve.

True
False

88. They can get themselves out of bed on time to make it to class without someone having to make sure that they're up.

True
False

89. They finish the assigned work even if they know that the Professor will not be checking to see if it's done.

True
False

90. They can work independently and never need to be constantly monitored just to get things done.

True
False

91. They can do well in any environment, including those where they don't really know many people.

True
False