Each night Sharon reads a chapter of her anthropology
textbook, but she usually has trouble understanding
the material until her professor explains it in class the
next day. Sharon probably has:
A. a tactile/kinesthetic learning style.
B. read/write learning style.
C. visual/graphic learning style.
D. an auditory/verbal learning style.
Although students with linguistic intelligence may
excel at English, students with spatial intelligence:
A. may do well on history tests requiring
memorization of a series of dates and events.
B. may perform well on geometry tests.
C. may prefer working with music.
D. may work well in a group, as they are sensitive to
Which of the following strategies can you use to break
the self-esteem cycle of failure?
A. Wait for others to praise you.
B. Understand that everyone has value and self-worth.
C. Try to make every part of yourself perfect.
D. Write a personal mission statement.
All of the following items can often be found in the
front matter of a book EXCEPT:
A. the preface.
B. the introduction.
C. the glossary.
D. the table of contents.
Advanced organizers include:
A. section objectives.
B. chapter outlines.
C. chapter summaries.
D. all of the above
A good rule of thumb for highlighting is to:
A. consider highlighting the margin notes made by the
book's previous owner.
B. highlight topic sentences and key points.
C. highlight unfamiliar words.
D. highlight as much as possible to make studying for
It's important not only to understand the main ideas
of a reading assignment, but also to:
A. rephrase the key points in your own words.
B. read the entire assignment a second time.
C. take thorough notes about possible opposing points
D. finish the reading in a predetermined period of
Learning disabled students:
A. are usually diagnosed with their learning disability
after they enter college.
B. can have difficulties in processing information.
C. sometimes do not perform well academically even
though they display obvious intelligence.
D. B and C only
Planning enough time for reading required course
A. blocking out every weekend for long reading
B. determining your attention span, the length of the
chapter, and your speed of reading.
C. using the SQ3R method.
D. none of the above
After you have completed a reading assignment, you
A. reward yourself by shutting the book and relaxing
from the stress.
B. rethink the reading by skimming easy passages and
rereading difficult passages.
C. reread the chapter two more times for greater
D. avoid concept mapping in order to prevent
confusing the material.
A. is a method of silencing your inner-critic.
B. is an excellent way to write a complete first draft.
C. is a way to overcome fear of the blank page.
D. A and C only
The technique of brainstorming:
A. is best done with a group of people.
B. is only valuable in an academic context.
C. is particularly valuable for scientists and other
highly intelligent professionals.
D. is a process that should only be done by oneself.
Which of the following techniques can effectively be
used for writing papers?
A. Constructing an outline.
B. Starting the paper with a relevant anecdote.
C. Considering how much the professor knows about
the topic before beginning work.
D. A and B only
Students who have trouble writing first drafts:
A. pay relatively little attention to grammar and
B. analyze each sentence immediately after writing it.
C. start in the middle instead of at the beginning.
D. start out with one thesis statement in mind and end
up with another.
The revision process:
A. requires less thought for today's students, thanks to
word processing programs.
B. is rarely necessary for accomplished writers of nonacademic material such as fiction.
C. primarily involves checking grammar and paragraph
D. none of the above
One way to overcome public speaking anxiety is to:
A. use relaxation techniques such as deep breathing.
B. practice, practice, practice.
C. begin with an appropriate anecdote or story to draw
the audience in to what is being said.
D. all of the above
It is important to develop strategies to cope with stress
because over time it can have damaging effects, such
A. increasing your susceptibility to illness.
B. increasing your risk of contracting sexually
C. reducing your hormone levels.
D. none of these
E. all of these
Which of the following is NOT one of the three main
types of stressors?
A. personal stressors
B. cataclysmic events
C. irrational stressors
D. daily hassles
_______________ is a subjective state in which people
do not experience the level of connection they desire
to have with others.
Which of the following is the first step toward
overcoming stereotypes and developing cultural
A. researching your own customs, perspectives,
background, and history
B. ignoring people's backgrounds
C. exploring your own prejudices and stereotypes
D. studying other cultures and customs
E. recognizing that others view you as being ethnically
According to your textbook, you are ____________ if
you have a basic understanding of others' customs,
perspectives, backgrounds, and history.
B. ethnically knowledgeable
C. racially experienced
D. morally correct
E. culturally competent
A person who evaluates people primarily on the basis
of their membership in a particular group is
_______ is the first step in solving any problem.
A. Generating alternatives
B. Separating fact from opinion
C. Defining the problem as clearly as possible
D. Imagining the outcome
E. Gathering information
If you are deciding to transfer to another college, you
A. new requirements you will have to meet at the other
B. the minimum requirements for admission.
C. what courses you have taken that the other school
D. whether your current school and your prospective
transfer school have an articulation agreement.
E. all of these
What is one key step in assessing alternatives to make
A. to go with your gut feeling
B. to take another perspective
C. to consider your prior experiences
D. to determine possible outcomes for each alternative
E. to make an educated guess
Which of the following is NOT an example of poor
A. turning off your cell phone
B. sending e-mails during class
C. sending texts or making calls in class
D. using headphones connected to your laptop
E. none of these
F. all of these