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How did you use the animations? 1 = To help understand the concepts. 2 = Instead of reading the text. 3 = As needed or if I had time. 4 = Didn’t view the animations. It would have taken too much time.
Dr. Carol Speth Approach to Studying University of Edinburgh Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students “Assist” 18 Question Instrument Motivation Intention to Process Study Method
Deep 2. When I’m reading an article or book, I try to find out for myself exactly what the author means. 6. Regularly I find myself thinking about ideas from lectures when I’m doing other things. 10. When I’m working on a new topic, I try to see in my own mind how all the ideas fit together.
Strategic 3. I organize my study time carefully to make the best use of it. 5. I look carefully at instructors’ comments to see how to get higher grades next time. 7. I’m pretty good at getting down to school work whenever I need to.
Surface 1. Often I find myself wondering if the work I am doing here is really worthwhile. 4. I concentrate on learning just those bits of information I have to know to pass. 8. Much of what I’m studying makes little sense: it’s like unrelated bits and pieces.
Dr. Carol Speth Two Step Evaluation -ASSIST (early in semester) -On-line lesson evaluation (end of semester)
Alpha.35 Deep=30 (20 m, 10 F) Alpha.71 Strategic=32 (18 m, 14 f) Alpha.68 Surface=54 (31 m, 23 f) Results: ASSIST Spring Spring 2004 Five Semesters Low Cronbach’s alpha
6. Regularly I find myself thinking about ideas from lectures when I’m doing other things. Agree Disagree I look carefully at instructors’ comments to see how to get higher grades next time. Agree Disagree
Mean Z Scores by Group ZdeepZstratZsurf Deep Strategic Surface
Animations 1 = To help understand the concepts. 2 = Instead of reading the text. 3 = As needed or if I had time. 4 = Didn’t view the animations. It would have taken too much time. All groups similar
1 = Tried to understand and pass on first try. 2 = Took quiz, then went back and learned what I didn’t know. 3 = Tried to learn just enough to pass. 4 = Took the quiz over and over until I passed, not reading the material.
How much did you learn from…? Pct lecture Pct lab Pct internet Pct other Deep Strategic Surface