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Choose the response that most closely matches your feeling about the statement:

SD – Strongly Disagree
D – Disagree
A – Agree
SA – Strongly Agree)

    SD D A SA
1. I feel my vocabulary is at the right level to accomplish college level reading and writing tasks.
2. I find the dictionary helpful in finding words I don’t know.
3. I know how to use the pronunciation symbols (diacritical markings) in the dictionary to look up words I don’t know.
4. I can choose the correct definition for a word if there are several in the dictionary.
5. I often lose the train of thought of a lecture because there are so many words I don’t understand.
6. When I don’t know a word, I stop and look it up right away.
7. When I don’t know a word I write it down so I can look it up later.
8. I can figure out a word in a sentence by using the context of the sentence.
9. I sometimes don’t use words I know because I’m afraid I’ll pronounce them wrong.
10. I can figure out what a word means by breaking it down into parts.
11. I know the meanings of most common prefixes, roots, and suffixes.
12. I have a method I use to learn vocabulary that I need for the courses I am taking.
13. When I learn a new word, I practice using it in conversation.
14. I use a thesaurus.
15. I speak or have studied a foreign language.
16. I have trouble understanding my textbook because of the words I don’t know.
17. When I read the newspaper or a magazine, I know most of the words.