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Textbook Study Method Inventory

You can measure your own knowledge and efficiency in study-reading by completing the Textbook Study Method Inventory.

Read each question carefully and select one of the three responses from the drop down box following each question, indicating whether you almost always, sometimes, or rarely do what the question asks. Answer honestly; remember that you are being asked to tell what you now do, not what you think you should do or what your teachers expect you to do.

When you have completed the inventory, click the "Calculate" button at the bottom of the form. It will calculate your score, and fill in the "score boxes" in the right hand column.

 

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* Answer either 17a or 17 b, whichever applies to your school situation.

Directions for Scoring & Interpreting the Textbook Study Method Inventory

  1. Count every Sometimes response that you have entered. Multiply the total of Sometimes responses by 3 and record the product.
  2. Check the Always and Rarely responses against the key below. Cross out every wrong answer.
  3. Count every correct Always response. Multiply the total by 5 and record the product.
  4. Count every correct Rarely response. Multiply the total by 5 and record the product.
  5. Add the three scores.
  • If you scored between 80 and 100 points on this inventory, you are extremely competent in your use of your textbooks.
  • If you scored between 60 and 79 points, you are somewhat competent in your use of your textbooks.
  • If you scored below 60 points, you are not using your textbooks expertly, and you should begin now to become competent in this important skill.

Key:

1. A, 2. R, 3. A, 4. A, 5. A, 6. A, 7. A, 8. A, 9. A, 10. A, 11. A, 12. A, 13. R, 14. A, 15. A, 16. A, 17. A, 18. A, 19. A, 20. A

*Christ, Frank L., Studying a Textbook, SRA, 1966

 

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