Tips for Making Realistic Major Choices


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What concerns should students consider if they choose an 'Undecided' major?

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1. What is a 'Passion'?

2. Why is it important to take aptitude and personality tests before choosing a major?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Choosing your major at a college or university is a big decision, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help gauge your knowledge about ways to choose successfully. Some topics you will need to know about to pass the quiz include undecided major considerations, and the importance of knowing your aptitude before choosing a major.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What to ask yourself before selecting a major
  • Usefulness of aptitude and personality tests
  • 'Undecided' majors
  • How selecting a major affects future career choices
  • The definition of passion

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about 'undecided' majors from the related lesson about degree choices
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding the relationship between college majors and career options
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding questions to ask yourself before pursuing a specific major
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge about aptitude, personality and passion to answer questions about responsibly choosing a major

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more about choosing a degree, then check out the lesson called Tips for Making Realistic Degree Choices. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Learn about approaches to determining the best major to pursue
  • Discuss aptitude tests, and provide an example
  • Recognize alternative options to choosing a major
  • Explain general education courses
  • Understand the uses and limits of undecided majors