University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 65
Gains in Critical Thinking Skills, Writing Skills and Understanding a Field of Study, Spring 2008

Data visualization. please download the source data for accessible information.

When responding to the question, "Please rate your level of proficiency in the following areas when you started at this campus and now," UC seniors overwhelming rated their analytic and critical thinking skills, their ability to write clearly and effectively and especially their understanding of a specific field of study as very good or excellent compared to their skill levels as freshmen.

Source: Spring 2008 UC Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES). Additional information can be found at:

You may view or download a table of the raw data used to generate these charts in CSV files, which can be opened in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.