The Study Skills Handbook

Fourth edition

by Stella Cottrell

Managing writing tasks

How good are you currently at managing writing tasks? Answer the questions below to find out.
  • Decide how important each skill is to you by choosing a number between 1 and 5, where ‘1’ means ‘unimportant’ and ‘5’ means ‘essential’.
  • 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 of a priority you should accord to developing each particular skill. The final column refers you to the relevant pages in The Study Skills Handbook which will help you further. Once complete, you can print and download the results of this activity.
Try another self-evaluation: This self-evaluation has been adapted from The Study Skills Handbook © Stella Cottrell, 2013. Published by Palgrave Macmillan.