Writing Attitude Questions

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Attitude – General

1. I like writing at school.

2. I am good at writing.

3. My teacher thinks I am good at writing.

4. My family/whānau think I am good at writing.

5. I enjoy writing in my own time (not at school).

6. I am good at spelling.

Engagement – General

1. At school, I feel like an outsider (or left out of things).

2. I make friends easily at school.

3. School is a place where I feel I belong.

4. I do not feel awkward and out of place at school.

5. Other students seem to like me at school.

6. I do not feel lonely at school.

Motivation – General

1.I try hard to make sure that I am good at my school work.

2. When I am improving in my school work I try even harder.

3. The harder the problem the harder I try.

4. I try hard at school because I am interested in my work.

5. I work hard to try and understand new things at school.

6. I am always trying to do better in my school work.

7. I like being given the chance to do something again to make it better.

8. I try harder when schoolwork is interesting.

Motivation – Writing

1. It is very important to me to be good at writing.

2. I try to get higher marks for my writing than my friends.

3. I like hard, challenging writing exercises.

4. I do as much writing school work as possible.

5. I have favourite subjects that I like to write about.

6. I like it when writing exercises are hard.

 Interest – Writing

1. I think writing is exciting and interesting.

2. I never get tired of writing.

3. I like to do lots of writing outside of school.

4. I think writing about things helps me to understand life in general.

5. I think that writing things down helps people make important decisions.

6. Writing is not boring.

Self-Regulation – General

1. During class time I pay attention most of the time.

2. When reading for this subject, I make up questions to help my focus.

3. When I become confused about something I’m reading for this subject, I go back and try to figure it out.

4. I ask myself questions to make sure I understand the material that I’ve been studying in class.

5. When studying for this subject I try and work out which concepts I don’t understand well.

6. If I get confused taking notes in class, I make sure I sort it out afterwards.