Welcome to your Portfolio Midterm!There are three sections to your midterm. Please read instructions in each section andfollow the directions.Section One: By Samantha DegenIt is important that you make a commitment to succeed in your college education. Agood way to finish what you start is to start well! In one paragraph or more write whatyour intentions (right under this paragraph) are for this class and your college education.Intention statements are commitments you make to do a specific task or to take acertain action. Remember to be effective your Intention Statements must begin with "Iwill" or "I intend to" NEVER "I WILL TRY". Saying you will try is not good enough tobring about change.As a college student I intend on being successful in the field of study I choose.As of now I want to study in the field of nursing but I hope this class will betterhelp decide which career fits me best. I will become less of a procrastinator andsettle for nothing lower than an “A”. I intend on never giving up and stayingcommitted to completing each semester by attending my classes and arriving tothem on time. I will be more of a sociable person so that I can form and join studygroups with my peers to help better my knowledge for an upcoming quiz or test. Iwill do all of the above to help for great success while attending college and letnothing get in my way.
Section Two: There are three Learning Style inventories in this section. Pleaseread the instructions and follow the directions for each:One tool that students find most valuable is discussed in Chapter 1 and that isDISCOVERING HOW YOU LEARN. This information will help you to take advantage ofyour strengths and shore up your weaknesses in both school and daily living situations.Knowing this information will help you choose activities that match your learning style. Itwill also help you understand why you struggle with some activities, professors, andcourses and not others. You may also begin to understand why you get along, or workbetter with some individuals than others (it may help explain why you might disagreewith those you are close to as well).Learning Style Assignment #1: VARKRefresher - VARK is a questionnaire that provides users with a profile of their learningpreferences. These preferences are about the ways that they want to take-in and give-out information. Here is your assignment: 1. Copy and paste or type your VARK results.My scores were: 2. Visual: 3 3. Aural: 7 4. Read/Write: 9 5. Kinesthetic: 8 6. Now answer the following questions: a. What are your two highest VARK scores? Read/Write, Kinesthetic b. What are your two lowest VARK scores? Visual, Aural c. Read the Help Study Sheet a Guide to Learning Styles at: http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=helpsheets
Click on each of the Leaning styles and read the study strategies. d. Use one or more of the Learning Styles study strategies that you feel would be most helpful to you and write a paragraph about each of the following: 1. taking in information; 2. using information for effective learning; 3. communicating more effectively; 4. performing well in tests and examinations.Write your Paragraph here: Learning style study strategies are great. While takingin information the best strategy for me would be using visual approaches such asdrawing out graphs and diagrams explaining the information I’m taking in fromether the professor or the text. As well as reading a writing. I feel a visualapproach would be also well for preforming well in tests and examinations it is agreat way to help study and it pops out more rather the written out notes. Visualand reading/writing are also good approaches to use when communicating moreeffectively its hold a lot of good information in your notes for effective studygroups. Visual and reading/writing are again good approaches for me to usewhen using informant for effective learning. Both strategies are right there infront of my face so I can go back to the information at any given time.
Learning Style Assignment #2: Myers/BriggsThe purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is tomake the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable anduseful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly randomvariation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basicdifferences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment. 1. Do the following: a. Copy and paste or type your Score and Personality Type: Score: Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Judging Strength of the preferences % 1 12 25 11 Personality Type: ENFJ b. Since you have taken the Jung Test and know what your personality type is go to this Website: http://www.personalitypage.com/html/portraits.html to Identify careers for your Jung Personality Type – you will see a list of Personality Type Portraits. What is your Personality Type Portrait? Answer: The Giver c. Next click on what your Personality Type is; a new window will open. Read your Personality Type Portrait. d. After reading the “Personality Type Portrait;” go to careers to learn some of the careers that are possible for your personality type. e. To do this: at the bottom of the article in the center of the page you will see this image click on the image to open the careers for your personality type, a new window will open. What are the careers paths possible for your personality type?
Learning Style Assignment #2: Myers/Briggs (Continued) 2. Now answer the following questions: a. Do you agree or disagree with the results – why or why not Answer: I disagree with the results because I feel answering questions cannot determine your personality and whether or not a job suits you. b. Do these careers match the careers you have chosen for yourself? Answer: No c. If no, will you change your career choice? Answer: If I decide to change my career choice it is not because of my scores on the personality inventory. d. What can you do with this information? Answer: I can use this information to further my knowledge about what jobs best suites me although I do not feel that by answering questions the website can determine whether or not a job is best for me.
Learning Style Assignment #3: True Colors:Are you a thinker, always analyzing, like a GREEN? Do you prefer inspiring people andbuilding their self-esteem as a BLUE? Are you the responsible one who is always ontime and keeping everyone else on time like GOLD? Or do you thrive on entertainingand persuading people, like an ORANGE? Take the FREE quiz now and find out whatcolor you are. True Colors, a personality system, has been around since 1979 whenDon Lowry modeled it as a graphical presentation of both Keirsey’s Temperament andthe Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The True Colors descriptions are listed at the end ofthis document.Learn how to: Discover your unique gifts and talents Soar with your strengths Discover your passion Express your heart and soul in what you do Increase self-esteem, creating a positive, clear self-image Become successful in spite of your fearsDo the test at the website: http://www.truecolorscareer.com/quiz.aspAfter you have completed the test: 1. What is dominant color (your highest score). Answer: OrangeNEXT: Open and read the PowerPoint Presentation that is attached tothis assignment. 2. After reading the PowerPoint Presentation: Choose a color that is different from your dominant color and explain how you would handle the following situations:(BLUE) A. Plan a trip to Europe. Answer: I would gather all my friends/family whom are attending the trip to Europe with me and have them help me plain the trip step by step planning the trip as a whole rather than by myself. B. Diffuse an argument at work with an irate co-worker. Answer: I would sit the co-worker down and discuss the things about the arguments that got them to upset trying to work with them rather than against.
C. Communicate with a supervisor, whose ethnicity is different from yours, to solve a scheduling problem. Answer: I would sit them down and go over it step by step in a way we both would understand rather than getting aggravated and walking away.
The National Student Success Institute The National Student Success InstituteSection Three: Emotional Intelligence Activity: Tapping into EmotionsDirections: The following are examples adapted from Joshua Freedmans At the Heartof Leadership: How to Get Results with Emotional Intelligence. He argues that we oftenexperience emotions in a pattern. For example, similar situations will trigger a type ofresponse. It will help us, he argues, if we learn to recognize the pattern and to digdeeper to explore the reasons why we feel the way we do. Then, we should look for thewisdom in the situation and response; in other words, we should look for a lesson to learnto improve ourselves.Using the following "typical" college student examples, reflect on your emotionalreaction to these types of situations and what you think the wisdom, or lesson, is ineach.1. EMOTION: DISCOMFORTTYPICAL SITUATION: You walk into a class for the first time and the professorseems uninterested to teach or uninteresting in general. You suddenly get worried thatyou will not enjoy this class—and you have to have it for your degree.YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THIS SITUATION:In this situation I would just suck it up attended my class daily and on time. Iwould do whatever it is I have to do to pass all my assignments, quizzes, andtest.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: The lesson learned here is that you’re notgoing to always be given what you want and sometimes you got to workwith what you got which is a great lesson not only about school but workand life as well.
2. EMOTION: ANXIETY/FEARTYPICAL SITUATION: You walk into class where the professor explains everything thatyou are going to do this semester. He talks about a 15-page research paper, field studies,and weekly journals. You dont even have access to a computer.YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THIS SITUATION: I would simply go to a local library andsign up for a library card and use the computers that the public supplies for us asa citizen.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: The lesson learned here is there are always wayto work around things just because you’re in lack of some essentials needed tocomplete your classes never means give up there’s always solutions you just gotto find the best one that fits the situation.
3. EMOTION: EXCITEMENTTYPICAL SITUATION: You find out that you won a scholarship that will pay for books,tuition, and fees when you transfer to a four-year university next semester. You cantwait to share the good news with your family because they were having a hard timehelping support you while you were in college.YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THIS SITUATION: I would get home as quickly as Ican and tell them the great news including every single detail.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: The lesson learned here is hard work paysoff at times and a lot of the times you got to work hard for things they’renot going to be given to you.
4. EMOTION: JOYTYPICAL SITUATION: You have taken your last final exam and will be graduating nextweek in front of your family, friends, and co-workers—and a few people who thoughtyou wouldnt make it. You have a job ready and waiting for you in your field of study.While the pay may not be high, it offers great opportunities for advancement. Your twochildren are proud to tell everyone that their mom has a college degree, and you knowthat they will be more likely to attend college because you did.YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THIS SITUATION: I would be more than happy just tobe a great influence on my kids.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: Hard work pays off and you could do anythingyou put your mind to there’s no limits in life.