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STUDY SKILL

PSYCHOLOGY TEST
ADMINISTRATION AT
COLLEGE
STUDY SKILLS

Test Administration At College Level


Name Of The Experimenter: Remya K

Date : 04/11/2016 Subject : 20 Student


Teachers

1.INTRODUCTION
A psychological test is an objective and standardized measure of a sample of
behaviour . The term sample of behaviour refers to an individuals’ performance on tasks
that have usually been prescribed beforehand performance of these items produce atleast
is believed to reflect a psychological construct such as achievement in a school subject,
cognitive, ability, aptitude, emotional, functioning, personality etc.

Difference in test score are thought to reflect individual difference in the construct the test
is supposed to measure.

STUDY SKILLS

Study skills are an array of skills which tackle the process of organizing and
taking in new information or dealing with assessments.

Some of the strategies for study skills are listed below.

1. Reduce interference : The better you know the material , the less likely that
interference will occur . Another way is to or make it meaningful , get adequate step
etc.
2. Space it out : Trying to leave all the material in one study session is called cramming .
It is poor way to learn.
3. Use whole and part learning : The third test way is knowing where to breakup the
material.
4. Recite it : Saying back to yourself the information you just learned.
5. Use a student system : A standard method of approaching the study of any material
like Review , Recite , Question etc.
a. AIM
To assess the study skills of student teachers of S N College of Education . 20
samples are taken for study.

b. SUBJECT
20 Student teachers of S N College of Education were selected. The 20 student
teachers differed in their age and educational qualification. They were randomly selected
among 92 student teachers.

2.METHOD
a. MATERIALS REQUIRED

Questionaire - It consists of 52 questions related to the study habits . The


answer will be YES / NO. For positive questions YES carried one mark and for negative
questions NO carried one mark .

Respondent sheet – It helped to analyse the study skills of 20 student


teachers . 32 questions were related to general study methods 33-35 questions were
related to class room skills . 37-39 were home work related question s and 40-52 were
regarding examination.

Scoring key was prepared based on the YES/NO questions.

b. DESCRIPTION OF THE MATERIALS

52 items were given in questionnaire . Positive questions and negative


questions were there.

SCORING KEY

Item No : 1

Option A B C D

Marks Yes 1 1 1 1

No 0 0 0 0

For Other Items :


Questions Yes No

Positive Statements 1 0
Negative Statements 0 1

SCHEME OF MARKS OR SCORES

 Questions 2,3,4,5,6,7,9,11,12,13,14,15 are given one mark if YES is


the answer.
 Questions 17,19,20,21,23,25,26,27,28,31 are given zero mark if NO is
the answer.
 Question 32,33,34,36,37,38,39,40,42,45,46,47,8,10,16,13,22,24,27,30
are given zero mark if YES is the answer.
 Questions 35,41,43,44,48,49,50,51,52 are given one mark if NO is the
answer.
c. PROCEDURE

The student teachers were made to sit comfortably. After initial discussion
and explanation questionnaire was distributed. The student teachers co-operated well.
After filling up the answers the questionnaire was returned for analysis.

4. DISCUSSION
Interpretation Of Data

Analysis was done to find out the study habits of the student teachers.
First question was , When do you study ? Is it in the morning , evening, morning and
evening , or not every day. 7/20 answered either in the morning or evening . 13/20
answered they do not study every day . Second question was , I learned more than one
subject per day 12 students said YES and 8 students respond NO.

The third statement was about setting a goal before studying and try to
attain it. All of them said YES . Forth statement was “I gathered all required materials when I
start studying “. 15/20 responded NO and 5 said YES . The fifth statement enveloping by a
feeling of gloom was responded positively only by three people.

12/20 students learn without any external distractions. 18/20 students


study in same place every day . 17/20 responded that they study as soon as they open the
book . 15/20 students dream most of their study time. Only 3/20 students set a time limit of
studying each subject for one week. 18/20 learn one paragraph after another . 3/20 recall
the important points after reading each paragraph. 18/20 said they proceed only after
clarifying their doubts.
16/20 students longer time to subjects they prefer. 18/20 students study the
subjects which they find difficult. When they feel fresh 17/20 said they devote little time
on subjects that they dislike or difficult.

13/20 make probable question guess in the examination . 8/20 said they
recall the points in previous chapter before proceeding to next . All of them take adequate
rest . 19/20 have problems in recalling learned material . 3/20 use new words in their
speech 10/20 said they try to study a lot in a short period of time . All of them underline
important points as they study . 8/20 do proper organization of notes . None of them are
up to date with daily lessons . 5/20 formulate byheart the important definitions . 3/20 find it
to learn byheart. None of them start studying as soon as they reach home .

13/20 study without parents or teaches compelling . All of them get distracted
easily when other people speak while they were learning.

12/20 students note down points while teacher taking class . 18/20 students
discuss lessons with friends . None of them talk during class hours . Only 2/20 recall what is
thought at every class. None of them make note of home work for next day . All of them do
homework by themselves

2/20 students practice writing important answers before exam . 13/20 students
learn only those answers that are likely to be questioned . None of them practice
arithematic sum before exam . None of them learn without taking rest . 13/20 students
recollect the answers before writing . All of them time their answers during exams . 8/20
people only revise their answers before submitting . 4/20 students responded positively
about their own scored scores . 2/20 said they spent two much time on leasure . 3/20
responded that their home environment is noise . None of them complaint about parents
encouragement .None of them said ‘YES’ to statement ‘ I am not interested in studies as my
teacher do not give me encouragement’ .

After finding the individual scores of positive and negative questions total score
of each individual was found . Generally children score range from 0-52 . Cutoff score is 30 .
Score 30 is considered to have good study skills . Based on the data the given questionnaire
was analysed and interpreted .

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Row data

24, 35, 30, 28, 34, 30, 34, 28, 34, 32, 33, 28, 29,

25, 22, 28, 29, 28, 28, 24


Frequency table

Class Interval Tally mark frequency


10-15 0

15-20 0

20-25 III 3

25-30 IIII IIII 9

30-35 IIII II 7

35-40 I 1
Total 20

Measures of central Tendency

Class Frequency Mid x fx Cumulative


Interval Frequency
10-15 0 12.5 0 0

15-20 0 17.5 0 0

20-25 3 22.5 67.5 3

25-30 9 27.5 247.5 12

30-35 7 32.5 227.5 19

35-40 1 37.5 37.5 20

Total 20 580

Mean x = ∑f x = 580 = 29
N 20

N –F
Median = l+ 2 xi
fm
Here
l = 30 , N =20, F = 12, f m =7 , i =5

20 – 12
Median = 30+ 2 x5
7

= 200 = 28.571
7
Mode = 3 Median - 2 Mean
= (3x28.571) – (2x29)
= 27.714

5. CONCLUSION
i. Among 20 student teachers 7 student teachers have above 30 scores and
have good study skills above the cutoff score.
ii. Among 20, 2 student teachers have exact 30 scores and they also come
under those who have good study skills .
iii. Among 20 , 11 student teachers have below 30 score and do not posses
good study skill .

Study skills affects the level of academic process .l Top students plan as soon as
they receive their syllabi or assignments , determining what resources they need and why
they will do their work . Great students know the value of doing something correctly first
time. If we incorporate specific techniques , it will make a huge difference in our academic
performance.

6. REFRENCE

I. www.educationcorner.com
II. www.signeteducation.com
III. www.memoryimprovement.tips.com