Study Skills Portfolio Scavenger Hunt
A WebQuest for Freshmen Seminar
Heidi Leonard, Ed.S.
You are a builder searching for the tools that you need to build a successful college career. You want to find out how to maximize your educational opportunities. This web quest will take you on a scavenger hunt to find the tools for your portfolio to equip you to make the most of your time in university.
Essential Question: How can you achieve academic success in college?
Over the next ten weeks students will develop a personal study skills portfolio with all of the following activities included:
The study must organize the Study Skills Portfolio in a presentation binder, a three-prong folder, or a 3 ring binder. This portfolio needs to include a cover page, a table of contents page, and all ensuing activities in the process section.
To accomplish the task, the student will do an Internet Scavenger Hunt to find various resources he or she can use to discover what his or her study habits are like and how he or she can better develop these skills. Learners will access the on-line resources. Students will develop their portfolios by doing the following activities as instructed.
a. Click on the icon to take the Study Environment Analysis inventory.
b. Copy and print the Study Environment Analysis
c. Write a one-paragraph response to this activity.
a. Click on the checklist icon and complete the Study Skill Checklist. If you have more than one “yes” in a category at the bottom of the checklist, then these areas need improvement.
b. Write an one page an action plan for two of your areas of weakness based on the Study Skills Self Help Info on this website.
Click on the clock and conduct the Time Audit.
a. Complete the Time Use Chart.
b. Then complete the Summary of Activities for the Time-Use Chart.
c. Complete the Evaluation of Time Use Summary.
d. Based on any behavior changes you may need to make, create your ideal schedule using the Planned Weekly Schedule printout.
e. Write a one-paragraph response to the Time Management Principles.
Include a copy of all activities from the time audit in the portfolio as well as the one-paragraph response.
Click on the icon and read the article on Beating
Procrastination. Write a self-analysis of ways in which
you procrastinate and how you can overcome this
negative habit. If you don’t procrastinate, write an
action plan for a friend who is a procrastinator.
a. Click on the wristwatch icon to take the online time management test and calculate your score.
b. Print out a copy of your time management test and score to include in your portfolio.
c. Analyze your score results and write a comprehensive reflection on your area of strengths and weaknesses.
a. Click on the icon above and watch the video on the MindTools website.
b. After reading the Personal Goal-Setting article, develop a list of your personal goals from the categories given under “Your Lifetime Goals”.
c. Write a few sentences describing details about these goals.
a. Read the instructions for the SRE and then take the SRE assessment by clicking on the icon above.
b. Score your assessment according to the instructions provided and print out a copy of your results to include in the portfolio.
c. Write a reflection about your level of long-term stress and how, if at all, it has affected your life.
a. Click on the above icon. Respond to the questionnaire about your stress level and follow the instructions for each question.
b. Write a 2-3 paragraph reflection on your ability to manage stress and some new techniques that you are going to implement in your life based on the information provided on this website and how you are going implement these techniques.
a. Click on the above icon and read the article on scheduling time.
b. Write a 2-paragraph summary about time scheduling.
a. Click on the hourglass icon and take the “Where Does Time Go?” Survey. Click on the multiply, add, & subtract results
b. Print out a copy of your results to include in your portfolio.
c. Then write a 2-paragraph analysis of how you use your time and how you could use your time better.
Many times college students have not had adequate preparation in high school developing their study skills. This web quest has given you the opportunity to assess some components of your study skills and your academic preparation. It is important to get to know yourself so you can make good decisions about how to best tackle your academic endeavors. Hopefully through this web quest, you have learned ways to set goals for yourself, use your time more effectively, manage stress, and develop a plan of action on how to implement better study skills into your future academic ventures. Happy Studying!
Last updated on August 15, 1999. Based on a template from The WebQuest Page