The Study Skills Handbook

Fifth edition

by Stella Cottrell

Developing your skills

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How strong are your current study skills? Which particular skills should you focus on developing further? The activity below helps you to identify your current strengths and weaknesses.
  1. Decide how important each skill is to you by choosing a number between 1 and 5, where ‘1’ means ‘unimportant’ and ‘5’ means ‘essential’.
  2. Rate your current ability at each skill on a scale between 1 and 5, where ‘1’ means ‘very weak’ and ‘5’ means ‘excellent’.
As you move through the questions, the ‘priority’ column reveals how much priority you should give to each particular skill. The final column shows where to learn more about each skill in The Study Skills Handbook. At the end of the activity, you can print or download your results.

Try another self evaluation: This self-evaluation has been adapted from The Study Skills Handbook © Stella Cottrell, 2013. Published by Palgrave Macmillan.