This is a knowledge survey rather than a test. The purpose of this survey is to serve as a study guide and to help you and the instructor evaluate the change produced in your knowledge by this course. In this knowledge survey, you won't actually try to answer any of the questions provided. Instead, you will rate (on a three-point scale) your confidence to answer the items based on you your present knowledge. Read each question and then respond by clicking the appropriate response button on Web in accord with the following rating.
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Mark an "A" as response ONLY if you feel confident that you can now answer the question sufficiently for graded test purposes. Mark a "B" response to the question if you can now answer at least 50% of it or if you know precisely where you could quickly get the information needed and could return here in 20 minutes or less to provide a complete answer for graded test purposes. Mark a "C" as response to the question if you are not confident that you could adequately answer the question for graded test purposes at this time. These marking of an "A" "B" or "C" will go quickly after you get the hang of responding based on confidence.
Accurate self-assessment is a practical skill that is more important than even current content knowledge. It is important to make an accurate self-assessment so that you can obtain the best learning enhancement from a knowledge survey. What constitutes a successful response to this survey is an accurate self-assessment, one that neither overestimates nor underestimates the knowledge that you now currently have. Do your best to provide a very honest assessment of your present knowledge. If you mark an "A" or a "B" that states you have significant background to answer a question, you should be confident that if your professor asks you to demonstrate that ability by actually answering the so-designated questions, that you could actually respond for graded test purposes.
This survey will be given again at the end of the semester. Save/print the survey and refer to the items as we progress through the course in order to monitor your increasing mastery of the material as we proceed through the semester.
Please answer all the questions in one sitting. It should take you about 15 minutes to complete the survey.
Please fill in your name and select the appropriate class section before completing the survey.