Study Skills Inventory – What You Need to Know about Study Skills
A new study from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that the ability to learn new skills can be enhanced by the use of study tools.
According to the study, students with lower test scores on the study skills inventory (SIA) can learn more from the same level of study than those with higher scores.
The study was based on data from the General Social Survey (GSS) in 2009, and is one of the first to look at how learning and retention of study tasks relates to study skills.
It is published in the journal PLOS ONE.
The SIA consists of 30 items that assess the ability of participants to perform a study task on a set of tests.
It was developed in collaboration with the Department of Education and includes items that ask participants to indicate how much they learned from the test and how much the test took away from them.
This article originally appeared on TechRadars blog.