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Reading Survey

Reading Survey

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This survey will allow me to get to know you better as well as evaluate yourself as a reader.
This survey will allow me to get to know you better as well as evaluate yourself as a reader.

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Published by: maribelgonzalez on Sep 01, 2007
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Name:Course:Fall or Spring
READING SURVEY: WHAT, WHY, HOW, AND WHEN DO YOU READ?
 Directions
 
Print and complete this survey. The more honest your answers, thebetter I can teach you. This is the first step in a series of assignments thatwill use the information form this survey; to do well on them all you must firstdo well on this- that is, take it seriously. Unless otherwise indicated, feel freeto mark as many as you like in response to any question.
1.
I read the following:
(F = Frequently; O = Occasionally; and N = Never)
o
Newspapers( F O N )
o
Magazines( F O N )
o
Novels( F O N )
o
Web sites( F O N )
o
Reference books( F O N )
o
Inspirational books( F O N )
o
Poems (Includes song lyrics)( F O N )
o
Essays( F O N )
o
Plays( F O N )
o
History( F O N )
o
Auto/biographies( F O N )
o
Comic/graphic novels( F O N )
o
Manuals( F O N )
o
Self-help books( F O N )
o
E-mail/Instant messages( F O N )
o
Chatrooms( F O N )
o
 Textbooks/assignments( F O N )
o
Work-related documents( F O N )
2.
I would rate myself as a ________ on a scale of 1 – 10 as a reader. Why?
3.
Circle the types of reading you most enjoy (using the list from #1). Provide details for the ones circled. For example, if you chose magazines, provide the name or subjectmatter. If you circled novels, which genre do you prefer to read?
4.
Which types of reading listed in #1 are most difficult for you? (Pick one and explain.)
5.
I would describe myself as a __________________________ reader. Explain.
 
6.
My favorite book of all time is ___________________________. Explain.
7.
The best reader I know is ____________________________. Explain.
8.
Reading is something you either can or cannot do well. (Circle one.)AgreeDisagree9. Check any of the following that help you understand what you read better:
o
Reading it aloud to yourself 
o
Having someone else read it aloud to you
o
 Talking about what you read with others
o
 Taking notes
o
Drawing or doing art in response to or inspired by what you read
o
Reading silently to yourself during class time
o
 Taking in groups about what you read
o
 Talking as a class about what you read
9.
What was the last book you read – and when was that?
10.
Check the following response that best describes you as a reader:
o
I will do what I need to in order to read anything. With enougheffort I can understand anything I am asked to read. I amconfident in my abilities as a reader.
o
I try but eventually give up if it is too hard. I understand most of what I read but not as well as I would like to. I am somewhatconfident in my abilities as a reader but recognize there arecertain texts I just don’t know how to read yet.
o
Reading is hard for me. I rarely feel like I understand what thewriter is saying. This is why I give up easily. Even when I feellike I understand it I don’t trust myself and assume I amprobably wrong.
12. Describe your biggest achievement as a reader.13. If asked to choose a book to read, how would you go about in choosing it? Explain.14.I read when: (Check all that apply.)
o
I’m bored
o
I need to escape.
 
o
I am sad.
o
I want to learn about something.
o
My friends are reading the same book.
o
I feel alone and need company.
o
I want to think about something.
o
I do not ever choose to read.
o
I read all the time, anything, for a million different reasons. I
have
to read.
15.Check the statement that most matches your own belief:
o
Reading is not important. By the sixth grade you knoweverything you need to know about reading.
o
Reading is crucial to your success in the adult world.
o
Reading is more important now than ever before.
o
Reading is less important than it used to be.
16.Mark those with which you most agree:
o
I like it when a book challenges my beliefs, ideas, orassumptions.
o
I prefer to read books that do not make me think aboutunfamiliar things.
o
I like to read in order to do things; this makes reading seemuseful and valuable to me.
17.I expect the reading I do for school to be:
o
Boring
o
Interesting
o
Difficult
o
Useful
18.If I could improve up to three things about myself as a reader, I would choose:1.___________________________________________________ 2.___________________________________________________ 3.___________________________________________________ 
19.
Circle the one (of the three listed in #18) most important goal you have as a reader.20.The following consistently interfere with my ability to read as well as I would like:
o
Distractions
o
Lack of time
o
Lack of knowledge
o
Lack of interest
o
None of the above: this is not a problem for me
21.Check all that describe what you do when you read your course assignments:

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