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This survey is a great way for you to get to know your ALP students. I like it because it covers a variety of topics, including home life, possible roadblocks to their success in the class, and attitudes they have about their writing skills. I have my students fill it out during the first week of class and refer to it often during the semester. It gives me a snapshot of each student and is a valuable tool in planning the ALP class and addressing situations that come up during the semester. You can adapt the questions to meet your needs.
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