Self-Check for Effective Practice

This tool is intended to help you assess areas of strength and areas for improvement, with reference to skill-development-focused interpreting practice.

Read each statement below and indicate the extent to which it describes you by selecting the appropriate response. Click submit to view the results.

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1. I enjoy engaging in practice activities related to improving my interpreting skills.
2. I involve family/friends/classmates in my interpreting practice sessions.
3. Practicing is important, but I can never find enough time for it.
4. I have trouble selecting materials to use while practicing.
5. I regularly review my recorded performances from my practice sessions.
6. I am not sure what to focus on when I practice.
7. I feel that practicing is not a good use of my time.
8. I am confident that I can set good/appropriate goals for my practice sessions.
9. I have a hard time getting started with practicing.
10. When I review recordings of my work, I am able to confidently identify both points of strength and areas for improvement.
11. I get discouraged because the material I practice with is too difficult for me or doesn’t align well with the goals I am working on.
12. I view practice as an opportunity to stretch my skills and grow.
13. I am comfortable with practicing in front of others (or sharing my recorded practices with others) in order to get feedback.
14. I avoid practicing whenever possible.
15. I am confident about my ability to set goals for myself when I practice.
16. I choose practice materials from just a few sources.
17. I feel like the reason I need so much practice is that I am not a good interpreter.
18. Practice time fits well into my regular routine.
19. I have difficulty with making use of insights and suggestions from others’ feedback on my interpreting work.
20. The materials I use for practice meet my needs.
21. Sometimes I am not sure how to make good use of my practice time.
22. Practicing interpreting makes me feel positive emotions (e.g., pride, accomplishment, motivation).
23. I spend sufficient time practicing interpreting.