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You ask, you learn, You live, you learn - Alanis Morsettte, You Learn.
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|Form SBS. Skills and Work Patterns
Student ........................................... FN...... Date.........
Where do you think you stand now in relation to the skills and work patterns
that Bucknell courses will call for? For each item below indicate how you
think that Bucknell faculty would evaluate you in relation to the standards
that they set for first-year students. Use the following scale (using intermediate
ratings such as 3.7 and 2.3 if you want):
4.0 Excellent 2.0 Satisfactory
3.0 Good 1.0 Unsatisfactory
..... Reading Comprehension. Understanding and recalling college-level
..... Reading Speed. Reading rapidly enough to finish assignments
in a reasonable time.
..... Critical Reading. Evaluating college-level readings with respect
to such matters as their internal consistency, how well arguments are supported,
and what biases they contain.
..... Expository Paper Writing. Writing papers that analyze and explain.
..... Essay Exam Writing. Writing essays under exam conditions. Staying
calm enough, using your time wisely, organizing your response.
..... Library Skills. Finding and evaluating library sources skillfully
and efficiently. Using tools such as the computerized catalog and data bases.
Seeking help from librarians appropriately.
..... Lecture Listening Skills. Understanding and recalling the main
content of college lectures.
..... Discussion Skills. Skillful listening and talking during class
discussions. Not talking too much or too little. Questioning and disagreeing
..... Quantitative Skills. Working with numbers.
..... Computer skills. Using the computer for word-processing, making
graphs, and other basic academic tasks.
..... Perspective Taking. Understanding points of view that contrast
with your own, e.g., those of people with different backgrounds and values.
..... Reading Assignments. Keeping up with reading assignments. Making
appropriate notes and thinking about the material as you go along. Staying
focused with minimum distraction.
..... Class Attendance. Coming to class regularly and on time. Remaining
alert and awake and staying focused with minimum distraction.
..... Writing Assignments. Getting clear on the nature of the assignment
early. Starting to work well in advance of deadlines. Preparing drafts enough
in advance so that you can get help and revise.
..... Preparing for Examinations. Starting your exam preparation
enough in advance so that you can get help on confusing material and avoid
"all nighters." Being organized. Reviewing efficiently.
..... Time Management. Balancing academic demands with others so
that you not only deal with everyday requirements, but can deal with special
tasks such as exams and papers.