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.

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

Directions for Scoring & Interpreting the Textbook Study Method Inventory

Count
every Sometimes response that you have entered. Multiply the total of
Sometimes responses by 3 and record the product.

Check the
Always and Rarely responses against the key below. Cross
out every wrong answer.

Count
every correct Always response. Multiply the total by 5 and record the product.

Count
every correct Rarely response. Multiply the total by 5 and record the product.

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