Analysis of Poor Course Performance

  • For your self-analysis of poor course performance, print and complete this form page for each course in which you received a grade of “D” or “F” during the prior semester.



    Course name __________________________________       

    Grade I received _______________________________     

    Semester I took the course _______________________

    Instructor’s name ______________________________     

     

    Rate the following elements and their contribution to your lack of success on a scale of 0 to 5. 

    • 0 means the element was not very significant in your lack of success. 
    • 5 means the element was very significant in your lack of success.

    Attendance

    This class met _______ days a week for ______ hours a day.

    Number of class sessions I missed: 
    _____ none    _____ fewer than 3    _____ more than 3    _____ about half    _____ most 

    0     1     2     3     4     5

    Academic skills background (reading ability, math background, study skills) 

    0     1     2     3     4     5

    Academic content background (success in prerequisite course/s)

    0     1     2     3     4     5

    Preparation and study (average hours per week _______)

    (Examples: reading text in advance, timely work on projects and papers)

    0     1     2     3     4     5

    Taking useable class notes

    0     1     2     3     4     5

    Class participation (attention, discussion)

    0     1     2     3     4     5

    Personal motivation (I “liked the class”, or I “took it because I had to”)

    0     1     2     3     4     5

    Please answer the following three questions with a sentence or two. 

    1.  What out-of-class contact did you have with the instructor?

     

     

    2.  Did you seek any peer assistance such as tutoring or study group?

     

     

    3.  In Summary:  What were the most significant reasons for lack of success?