1This assessment is an indicator of the degree to which online learning will be a good fit for you. It will help you prepare to be successful as a student. Remember, this assessment is strictly for your benefit. Take the time to rate yourself honestly.

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1.6I am a first generation college student. Neither of my parents have attended or earned a college degree.

1.7I care for a child or other dependent.

1.8I have access to adequate dependent care if needed.

1.9I have access to reliable transportation to and from the campus if needed.

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2This section measures items such as time management, procrastination, persistence, and willingness to ask for help. Indicate the answer choice which best describes how you really are, not how you may feel you should be or how you may feel the school would like for you to be.

2.1I am good at setting deadlines for myself.

2.2I have developed good ways to solve the problems I encounter.

2.3I rarely miss details in written instructions.

2.4I am willing to spend 10-20 hours each week for each 3-credit online course.

2.5I rarely need reminders for due dates and assignments.

2.6I am good at setting goals and deadlines for myself.

2.7I am confident in my study skills.

2.8I can easily follow written instructions.

2.9I have used a learning management system like Blackboard or Canvas.

2.10I finish the projects that I start.

2.11I do not quit just because things get difficult.

2.12When you procrastinate, you put off tasks that need to be done.

2.13If you are having trouble getting started, it is best to sit and stare at the assignment.

2.14College students procrastinate by always tackling the most tedious, difficult, or uninteresting tasks first.

2.15Which of the following is NOT a reason given for college students procrastinating?

3Many students strongly desire to continue their education. However, other situations in their lives often prevent them from being able to do so. By being honest in this section, we will be better informed about your particular situation. This information will allow us to more effectively provide the resources for support that you need to be successful in achieving your educational goals.

3.1I have access to reliable high-speed internet.

3.2I can troubleshoot common computer issues.

3.3I can install new software on my computer.

3.4I am comfortable learning new computer skills.

3.5I have a place to study that meets my educational needs.

3.6My family supports me and my academic pursuits.

3.7My home environment has ample quiet time when I can complete my coursework.

3.8I get tired or overwhelmed if I have read a lot of text on the computer.

3.9I have a regular place to live.

3.10Gwinnett Technical College is my first choice for college.

3.11I have financial support for tuition, fees, and supplies.

3.12I can upload documents to an online folder.

3.13I have previously taken an online course.

3.14I can attach documents to an email.

4Read the selection below and answer the questions that follow it.

 


Controlling the Tendency to Procrastinate 
Have you ever felt that you should work on an assignment, and even wanted to get it out of the way, but could not get started? If so, you may have been a victim of procrastination— putting off tasks that need to be done. Although you know you should review your biology notes this evening, for instance, you procrastinate and do something else instead. Tedious, difficult, or uninteresting tasks are often those that we put off doing. It is often these very tasks, however, that are essential to success in college courses. The following suggestions can put you on track for success by helping you overcome or control a tendency to procrastinate.   


Regardless of What You Do, Start! If you are having difficulty getting started, do something other than sit and stare, regardless of how trivial it may seem.   


Recognize When You Need More Information Sometimes procrastination is a signal that you lack skills or information. You may be avoiding a task because you’re not sure how to do it. You may not really understand why a certain procedure is used to solve a particular type of math problem, for example, so you feel reluctant to do math homework. Similarly, selecting a topic for a term paper may be difficult if you aren’t certain of the paper’s purpose or expected length. Overcome such stumbling blocks by discussing them with classmates or with your professor.   


Think Positively As you begin a task, it is easy to get discouraged by negative thoughts. A positive attitude will make the task more enjoyable so it moves along more quickly.         
 

4.1What is the overall central idea of the passage?

4.2Which of the following is NOT a supporting detail in the first paragraph?

4.3Which of the following is a supporting detail in the third paragraph?

4.4What is the purpose of the supporting details used in the third paragraph?

4.5The second sentence in the last paragraph states the paragraph’s main idea.

4.6What type of clue is used to provide a definition of “procrastination?”

 

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