Online Aptitude Test

This test is intended to give you a feedback on how prepared you are to take an online course. Given the feedback, you should know your weaknesses so that you can work on strengthening them.
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1. I consider myself to be
a slow typist.
a good typist.
an adequate typist.

2. If I am having difficulty with an assignment
I struggle with it for a while, and if I can't figure it out myself then I ask for help.
I always ask for help right away to clarify the issue.
I rarely ask for help. I don't like to bother instructors or other students.

3. When I have to work individually
I almost always complete the task successfully.
I finish the task, but I feel a bit uncomfortable without the instructor's presence.
I rarely finish the task.

4. As a learner, I would classify myself as being
highly independent.
somewhat independent.
dependent on others.

5. As a reader, I would describe my interest and abilities as follows:
Reading is enjoyable and interesting as long as I am interested in the topic. If I am not interested in the topic, reading is not enjoyable.
I don't find reading to be very effective for me. I learn best by doing things, not reading.
I enjoy reading for classes and for pleasure. I usually understand textbooks without too much additional explaination.

6. Written instructions are
easy for me to follow.
easy to follow, but I would prefer to have the instructor explain them to me.
confusing and frustrating to me.

7. I am considering taking an online course
to add another course to a full load.
because I can never seem to make it to my campus classes.
because the flexibility fits my schedule.

8. When asked to utilize new skills and technologies as a learner
I am very uncomfortable and tend to avoid new strategies.
I am hesitant to take risks, but am persistent and determined.
I embrace the challenge and enjoy trying new things.

9. I have ready access to a computer, and through it, the internet.
Yes, at the university's computer labs.
Yes, at home or at a friend's place.
No regular access.

10. The words "software", "download", "plug-in" and "set up" usually
scare me a little bit.
don't scare me at all.
send me into a total panic.

11. When something goes wrong with my computer, I feel that
it is extremely frustrating. I have little patience for disruptions or have no time for unexpected technology difficulties.
it is somewhat annoying and frustrating. I get anxious when I can't complete work or projects because of unexpected technical difficulties.
it is something that complicates my day, but it doesn't strongly impact my mood or my ability to work around the problem.

12. When I have an assignment or homework
I tend to put things off until the last minute. Or some things are either more pressing or more interesting than completing coursework on time.
I try to complete it on time, but sometimes I miss deadlines. Work or family commitments sometimes prevent me from completing class assignments.
I consistently complete it on time or ahead of time.

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