Self-Efficacy for Learning Form

Self-Efficacy for Learning Form–Abridged (SELF-A)
1.    When you miss a class can you find another student who can explain the lecture notes as clearly as your teacher did?
2.    When your teacher’s lecture is very complex‚ can you write an effective summary of your original notes before the next class?
3.    When a lecture is especially boring‚ can you motivate yourself to keep good notes?
4.    When you had trouble understanding your instructor’s lecture‚ can you clarify the confusion before the next class meeting by comparing notes with a classmate?
5.    When you have trouble studying your class notes because they are incomplete or confusing‚ can you revise and rewrite them clearly after every lecture?
6.    When you are taking a course covering a huge amount of material‚ can you condense your notes down to just the essential facts?
7.    When you are trying to understand a new topic‚ can you associate new concepts with old ones sufficiently well to understand them?
8.    When another student asks you to study together for a course in which you are experiencing difficulty‚ can you be an effective study partner?
9.    When problems with friends and peers conflict with schoolwork‚ can you keep up with your assignments?
10.When you feel moody or restless during studying‚ can you focus your attention well enough to finish your assigned work?
11.When you find yourself getting increasingly behind in a new course‚ can you increase your study time sufficiently enough to catch up?
12.When you discover that your homework assignments for the semester are much longer than expected‚ can you change your other priorities to have enough time for studying?
13.When you have trouble recalling an abstract concept‚ can you think of a good example that will help you remember it on the test?
14.When you have to take a test in a school subject you dislike‚ can you motivate yourself to do well?
15.When you are feeling depressed about a forthcoming grade‚ can you find a way to motivate yourself to do well?
16.When your last test results were poor‚ can you figure out potential questions before the next test that will improve your score greatly?
17.When you are struggling to remember technical details of a concept for a test‚ can you find a way to associate them together that will ensure recall?
18.When you think you did poorly on a test you just finished‚ can you go back to your notes and locate all the information you had forgotten?
19.When you find that you had to cram at the last minute for a test‚ can you begin your test preparation much earlier so you won’t need to cram the next time?
 
Self-Efficacy for Learning Form
Zimmerman‚ Kitsantis‚ Campillo‚ 2005
1.    When you notice you are ha‎ving trouble concentrating on a reading assignment‚ can you refocus your attention and learn the material? (R)
2.    When you don’t understand a paragraph you have just read‚ can you clarify it by careful rereading? (R)
3.    When you have trouble recalling key facts in a reading assignment‚ can you find a way to remember all of these two weeks later? (R)
4.    When you have trouble remembering complex definitions from a textbook‚ can you redefine them so that you will recall them? (S)
5.    When you feel very anxious before taking a test‚ can you remember all the material you studied? (T)
6.    When you have tried unsuccessfully to study for an hour‚ can you set and attain an important study goal during your remaining time? (S)
7.    When you are given an extensive reading assignment to cover before class the next day‚ can you set aside enough time in your schedule to finish it? (R)
8.    When you don’t understand your teacher‚ can you ask the right question to clarify matters? (N)
9.    When your teacher gives a rambling disorganized lecture‚ can you reorganize and rewrite your notes before the next class meeting? (N)
10.When you find your homework assignments vary greatly in length each day‚ can you adjust your time schedule to complete them? (S)
11.When you notice that your notes are much less complete than another student’s‚ can you write down all the teacher’s points during the next lecture? (N)
12.When you notice that you are getting behind in your homework during the week‚ can you catch up during the next weekend? (S)
13.When another student asks you to study together for a course in which you are experiencing difficulty‚ can you be an effective study partner? (S)
14.When you have missed several classes‚ can you make up the work within a week? (S)
15.When you find the assignment you are reading doesn’t make sense‚ can you interpret it by using text clues‚ such as headings or italics? (R)
16.When you miss a class‚ can you find another student who can explain the lecture notes as clearly as your teacher did? (N)
17.When problems with friends and peers conflict with school work‚ can you keep up with your assignments? (S)
18.When the assigned reading is boring‚ can you find a way to motivate yourself to learn it fully? (R)
19.When a homework assignment‚ such as learning vocabulary words‚ is repetitive and uninteresting‚ can you make it into an exciting challenge? (S)
20.When an assigned reading is poorly written‚ can you figure out its meaning so you can explain it well on an essay test? (R)
21.When a teacher’s lecture is over your head‚ can you find a way to get the information clarified before the next class meeting? (N)
22.When your teacher’s lecture is very complex‚ can you write an effective summary of your original notes before the next class? (N)
23.When you are ha‎ving trouble understanding assigned reading material‚ can you find a classmate who can explain everything clearly to you? (R)
24.When you feel moody or restless during studying‚ can you focus your attention well enough to finish your assigned work? (S)
25.When you are trying to understand a new topic‚ can you associate new concepts with old ones sufficiently well to remember them? (S)
26.When a lecture is especially boring‚ can you motivate yourself to keep good notes? (N)
27.When you are ha‎ving trouble comprehending a reading assignment‚ can you find key sentences that will help you understand each paragraph? (R)
28.When you have to take a test in a school subject you dislike‚ can you find a way to motivate yourself to earn a good grade? (T)
29.When you have time available between classes‚ can you motivate yourself to use it for studying? (S)
30.When you had trouble understanding your instructor’s lecture‚ can you clarify the confusion before the next class meeting by comparing notes with a classmate?(N)
31.When you feel anxious during an exam and have trouble controlling information‚ can you relax and concentrate well enough to remember it? (T)
32.When you are feeling depressed about a forthcoming test‚ can you find a way to motivate yourself to do well? (T)
33.When you are tired‚ but have not finished writing a paper‚ can you find a way to motivate yourself until it is completed? (W)
34.When you suddenly realize that you can’t remember any material you have read during the last half hour‚ can you cr‎eate self-questions to help you review thematerial successfully? (R)
35.When you find yourself putting off writing of an assigned paper‚ can you motivate yourself to begin the task immediately? (W)
36.When you have trouble recalling an abstract concept‚ can you think of a good example that will help you remember it on a test? (T)
37.When your friends want to see a movie when you need to study for a test‚ can you find a way to decline without offending them? (T)
38.When your last test results were poor‚ can you figure out potential questions before the next test that will improve your score greatly? (T)
39.When you are taking a course covering a huge amount of material‚ can you condense your notes down to just the essential facts? (N)
40.When you find yourself getting increasingly behind in a new course‚ can you increase your study time sufficiently to catch up? (S)
41.When you are struggling to remember technical details of a concept for a test‚ can you find a way to associate them together that will ensure recall? (T)
42.When your teacher lectures so rapidly you can’t write everything down‚ can you record all the important points in your notes? (N)
43.When you are angry about a course because of a teacher’s demanding requirements‚ can you find a way to channel your anger to help you succeed? (S)
44.When your concentration wanders while writing an important paper‚ can you refocus it sufficiently to finish the paper on time? (W)
45.When describing a complex principle in a written paper‚ can you cr‎eate an analogy that a reader will understand? (W)
46.When you find that your first draft of a paper is wordy‚ ungrammatical‚ or confusing‚ can you revise it so that it is completely clear and grammatical? (W)
47.When you are asked to write a concise‚ well-organized paper over night‚ can you find a way to do it? (W)
48.When you are dissatisfied with an important paper you are writing‚ can you find another person who will show you how to remove all the problems? (W)
49.When you are asked to write a paper on an unfamiliar topic‚ can you find good enough information to please your teacher? (W)
50.When you learn that a paper you just finished writing is confusing and needs to be completely rewritten‚ can you delay your other plans for a day to revise it?(W)
51.When you discover that your homework assignments for the semester are much longer than expected‚ can you change your other priorities to have enough timefor studying? (S)
52.When you think you did poorly on a test you just finished‚ can you go back to your notes and locate all the information you had forgotten? (T)
53.When you are struggling to remember the details of a complex reading assignment‚ can you write summary notes that will greatly improve your recall? (R)
54.When you find that you had to “cram” at the last minute for a test‚ can you begin your test preparation much earlier so you won’t need to cram the next time? (T)
55.When other students from your class emphasize parts of the teacher’s lecture that you excluded from your notes‚ can you correct this omission before the nextclass meeting? (N)
56.When you are struggling to understand a body of information for a test‚ can you diagram it or ch‎art it so you will remember it all two weeks later? (T)
57.When you have trouble studying your class notes because they are incomplete or confusing‚ can you revise and rewrite them clearly after every lecture? (N)
R = reading item‚ S = study item‚ T = test preparation item‚ N = note-taking item‚ W = writing item
 
0% =Definitely Cannot Do It to 100% =Definitely Can Do It
 
 

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