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Cypress College Distance Education Readiness Quiz

The goal of the Cypress College Distance Education Readiness Quiz is to provide you with the insight you need to determine whether taking distance education courses is a good match for your learning needs and style. It is important that you be honest with yourself to get a result that is useful to you. There are no right or wrong answers, only different learners with different learning needs.


Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements.

1.I have 3 hours of time a week to devote to a class that meets one hour weekly in person, for example 12 hours of time a week to devote to most 3-unit classes.
2.I understand that Distance Education courses have the same level of difficulty as in-person classes.
3.I manage my time effectively and almost always meet deadlines without having to be reminded.
4.I am a disciplined student, I make a study plan, and I can usually stick to it.
5.I have good writing skills and can effectively communicate my ideas in writing using an internet-connected computer.
6.I usually read directions carefully and am able to figure things out on my own; however, I am not afraid to ask for help when I need it.
7.I have basic computer and Internet skills. I know how to: use a word processing program; use the Internet, download software, change settings on my browser, and install plug-ins; send, receive, and open email messages with attachments.

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