INVENTORY AND PERFECT READER ESSAY ASSIGNMENT (see
Please complete the following and, unless
otherwise indicated, all written work for this course in pen.
What are some of the reasons you decided/were guided to
take this course?
Do you enjoy reading?
do you enjoy reading most (newspapers, magazines, fiction,
you enjoy writing?
Do you read a newspaper daily?
If so, which one(s)?
Do you have online access at home?
At work? Other?
much time do you spend each week reading online?
much of that time is devoted to reading email/texts?
the types of online documents you usually read.
What do you think is the average number of books you
a few of the books you have recently read.
Are you aware of any problems with your vision? E.g.,
glasses, bifocals, contact lenses, visual perception
Is this your first semester in college?
was the name of the last school you attended?
What other courses are you taking this semester?
Approximately how many hours per week are you working
Will your job, major, and/or current course load require much reading?
Is there anything else I should know about you and/or
your reading and writing which might interfere with or promote
your success in this course?
a. What do you
think are the areas of weakness in your reading ability? If you
can not identify areas of weakness, indicate areas you would
like to improve. Please try to be specific, i.e., vocabulary,
identifying the main idea, comprehension, concentration, memory,
study skills, reading rate, etc.
b. Which of the objectives listed for this course do
you feel will be most useful to you? Why?
13. To what
extent do you experience test anxiety?
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
14. How are
your study skill/study habits?
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
Perfect Reader Essay Assignment
In an essay of at least four
paragraphs describe the following:
What is your definition of an expert/ideal/perfect
college level reader?
Analyze your current reading/learning skills and
compare/contrast your abilities
and attitudes to those of your ideal.
What improvements would you like (or do you need) to make
reading/studying abilities and habits?
Set specific goals for improvement this semester, long
on a separate sheet using pen or word processor. Keep in mind that every time you communicate in writing you
should use your very best writing style and avoid, as much as
possible, careless errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
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