LASSI - For Students

What is LASSI?

Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) is a 10-scale, 80-item assessment of students' awareness about and use of learning and study strategies related to Self-Regulation, Skill and Will, which are the components of strategic learning. The survey aims to help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses with which you can consider further actions for improvement.

After completing the survey, you should have access to your own LASSI scores, through the AIMS system, which cover 10 major areas of your learning and study strategies:

  • Concentration
  • Self-testing
  • Study Aids
  • Time Management
  • Information Processing
  • Selecting Main Ideas
  • Test Strategies
  • Attitude
  • Anxiety
  • Motivation

The learning skills you developed in the past will be useful but may not be sufficient for university study. Here, higher intellectual thinking skills are demanded. You need to be able to process information, construct meaning and demonstrate your understanding through different kinds of assessment tasks and activities. There are lots of workshops and resources provided by different units in the University, such as the Computing Services Centre (CSC), Run Run Shaw Library (Library), Student Development Services (SDS) and Talent and Education Development Office (TED) and etc. Equipping yourself with the necessary learning skills is the first step to effective learning.

Please feel free to contact the LASSI Team of Talent and Education Development Office (TED) at if you have any questions.


Does LASSI really help ?

LASSI can really help improve your GPA score. It can be used as:

  • A basis for improving your learning and study strategies.
  • A diagnostic measure to help identify areas in which you could benefit most.

In our pilot studies conducted in 2005 and 2006, there was a significant positive association between overall LASSI score and end of semester GPA scores. In other words, if you manage to score highly on LASSI you are more likely to have a high GPA score.

So, what are you waiting for? If you are really serious about your learning at CityU and beyond, use the traffic light system to get into the learning zone now!