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Pre-Course Survey
The following survey consists of 60+ questions and is estimated to require 10-15 minutes to complete.

Your answers will help your instructor with planning activities for this class.
Please answer every question to the best of your ability. There is no right or wrong answer, but you will receive completion credit for this activity.

Click Submit at the bottom of the page after you complete the survey.
Thank you for your time.

Email address *
Please type your first and last name. *
Your answer
Select the course you are completing this assignment for: *
My preferred method of communication outside of class is:  *
The word processing software I plan to use for this class is:  *
.pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf. .mp3, and .mov are examples of: *
The web browser I plan to use for this course is: *
For the majority of this class, I will use:  *
The operating system I am using is: *
I expect to do well in my college classes.  *
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When I think about upcoming school work, such as taking a test or writing a paper, I see myself doing well. *
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I do not worry that I will flunk out of school. *
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I believe I am just as capable in school as most of my peers.  *
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Overall, I would say that I believe in myself.  *
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If I start to struggle in classes, I know I have someone from home that will support me and help me through it.  *
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If I face a challenging situation at school, I know of a faculty or staff member who would take a personal interest in me and help me. *
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When an assignment is difficult, I try not to give up.  *
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Even if I fail my first test in a class, I feel like I could "bounce back" to pass the course.  *
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I do not get discouraged when I get low grades.  *
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I do not let things like personal or family relationship problems affect my schooling.  *
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When I do not like the way an instructor teaches, I want to learn the subject matter anyway.  *
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I want to do well in college for my own personal reasons, not to make others happy.  *
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I am able to study subjects I do not find interesting.  *
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In my past academic reading experiences, I primarily tended to . . . *
Read the whole text and take notes on it
Skim texts, mainly looking for correct answers
For my academic success, I feel that reading *
I often set goals for myself.  *
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I would rather be in school attending college than doing anything else.  *
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When it comes to studying, I can fight procrastination in order to get my work done.  *
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I would say that I like learning and studying.  *
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Whether I am happy or not depends mostly on me.  *
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Things like poor teaching or boring classes are never the cause of low grades for me.  *
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I am the one who has created the successes and failures in my life.  *
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I believe that people achieve success because of hard work, not luck or circumstance.  *
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If I get a bad grade on a test, it is my fault.  *
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Students determine their grades in school, not teachers.  *
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I really like to make myself "to do" lists.  *
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I can make myself stick to a study schedule.  *
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I like to keep things in a planner or on a calendar.  *
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I avoid doing assignments and papers at the last minute.  *
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When I decide to study, I set aside a specific length of time and stick to it.  *
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When choosing between doing a school assignment or something really fun, I usually do the school assignment.  *
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I am always on time to my classes and work.  *
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In high school, I spent appx. ____ hours per week on homework (i.e., work or readings outside of class) *
I like Thomas Nelson Community College. *
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I feel like I belong here at this school.  *
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I feel like there are many things I would like to participate in at this school.  *
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I feel like I already know some of the faculty, staff, and other students on campus. *
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There are not many other colleges I would rather be attending than this school at this point in my life.  *
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I feel like people care about me at this school.  *
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I like learning with online resources.  *
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I would call myself a "techie" or someone who likes computers.  *
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I get excited about new technology and devices.  *
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I think face-to-face classes are better than online classes. *
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I like to trouble-shoot with a computer and solve problems.  *
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Learning about how to use computer technology is important in college.  *
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Knowing how to use a computer will be important in my career.  *
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The grade I expect to earn in this class is:  *
In everything I do, the outcomes I get result directly from the effort I put in. *
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I plan to attend this school next semester. *
The area(s) I am STRONGEST in are (choose all that apply): *
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The area(s) I am STRONGEST in are (choose all that apply): *
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The area(s) I am STRONGEST in are (choose all that apply): *
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I have test anxiety.  *
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I like to complete assignments alone instead of in a group.  *
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