LASSI Prescriptions

A Concise and Practical Guide to Becoming a Strategic Learner

Your LASSI SMI Percentile Score: 30

Selecting main ideas refers to your skills at identifying the important pieces of information to learn in your courses. It also involves figuring out the main points of your readings, lectures, and course assignments and being able to distinguish between the main points and supporting details.

Your LASSI score on Selecting Main Ideas indicates that you frequently have trouble understanding the main ideas that you need to learn in your courses. By completing the Prescriptions that follow, you can learn to improve your ability to select main ideas.

It is important that you work through each prescription in order. The sequence of the material within this prescription is not random – earlier explanations and exercises build a foundation for later sections.

Preparing for a learning experience actually saves your time.

To begin learning how to improve the ways you select main ideas, click on the Next button below.