Draw from the list below and add your own questions to create a first day questionnaire that gives you the information about your students. If you are not doing a separate diagnostic activity, be sure to include some questions to help you learn what students already know about the topic. Ideally, the questionnaire should be filled out in class so that you can take it home and begin getting to know your students right away.
Welcome to the class! Please provide the following contact information. Thank You.
Basic demographic/contact information
Course Name and Section Number _______________________________________
What do you want me to call you in class/online? _______________________________________
What is your major? _______________________________________
Why did you choose this major? _______________________________________
Circle all that apply: Freshman | Sophomore | Junior | Senior | Second Degree | Graduate
For International students: Do you think you will need ESL support in this class? _______________________________________
What EAP classes have you completed? _______________________________________
What EAP class are you currently taking? _______________________________________
EAP teacher's name _____________________________
Do you have a job this semester? Yes (______ hours/week) No
What other classes are you taking this semester? _______________________________________
What has been your favorite class since you have been at the Academy? _______________________________________
Did you go to another college before the AAU? _______________________________________
If so, what classes did you take? _______________________________________
Have you ever studied art before? Yes / No Describe your experience. _______________________________________
When did you complete the following courses?
Typography 1 semester: ____________ Grade: ____
Typography 2 semester: ____________ Grade: ____
How do you think you learn best? Briefly describe your learning style and what kinds of classroom or homework activities help you learn best. _______________________________________
Other ideas that may be appropriate for other classes:
- Take five minutes to sketch the hand of the person sitting next to you.
- What are your favorite films? Why?
- Who are your favorite designers? Why?
- Look at the five posters on the wall and write about which one you think is the best example of good design. Give your reasons.