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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? 

 

 

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