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  • 1. PRE-ASSESSMENT SKILLSBefore using an assessment, you should know: • Assessment results represent preferences, not absolutes. • There are no “right” or “wrong” answers, one style is not better than another. • Most people have strength in more than one dimension or preference. • Results should be used to inspire understanding rather than to lock you into a particular “label.” • The environment or circumstances under which you take an assessment may influence the results.PRE-COURSE: ASSESS YOUR ANALYTICAL THINKING SKILLSFor each statement, circle the number that feels right to you, from 1 for “not at all true for me” to 5 for “very true for me.”1. I recognize and define problems effectively. 1. ___3___1 2 3 4 52. I see myself as a “thinker,” “analytical,” “studious.” 2. ___3___1 2 3 4 53. When working on a problem in a group setting, I like to break down the problem 3. ___4___1 2 3 4 5 into its components and evaluate them.4. I need to see convincing evidence before accepting information as fact. 4. ___1___1 2 3 4 55. I weigh the pros and cons of plans and ideas before taking action. 5. ___2___1 2 3 4 56. I tend to make connections among bits of information by categorizing them. 6. ___2___1 2 3 4 57. Impulsive, spontaneous decision-making worries me. 7. ___5___1 2 3 4 58. I like to analyze causes and effects when making a decision. 8. ___3___1 2 3 4 59. I monitor my progress toward goals. 9. ___5___1 2 3 4 510. Once I reach a goal, I evaluate the process to see how effective it was. 10. ___3___1 2 3 4 5 Total your answers here: ___31____
  • 2. PRE-COURSE: ASSESS YOUR CREATIVE THINKING SKILLSFor each statement, circle the number that feels right to you, from 1 for “not at all true for me” to 5 for “very true for me.”1. I tend to question rules and regulations. 1. ___1____1 2 3 4 52. I see myself as “unique,” “full of ideas,” “innovative.” 2. ___2___1 2 3 4 53. When working on a problem in a group setting, I generate a lot of ideas. 3. ___4___1 2 3 4 54. I am energized when I have a brand-new experience. 4. ___2___1 2 3 4 55. If you say something is too risky, I’m ready to give it a shot. 5. ___1___1 2 3 4 56. I often wonder if there is a different way to do or see something. 6. ___4___1 2 3 4 57. Too much routine in my work or schedule drains my energy. 7. ___1___1 2 3 4 58. I tend to see connections among ideas that others do not. 8. ___3___1 2 3 4 59. I feel comfortable allowing myself to make mistakes as I test out ideas. 9. ___4___1 2 3 4 510. I’m willing to champion an idea even when others disagree with me. 10. ___3___1 2 3 4 5 Total your answers here: ___25___
  • 3. PRE-COURSE: ASSESS YOUR PRACTICAL THINKING SKILLSFor each statement, circle the number that feels right to you, from 1 for “not at all true for me” to 5 for “very true for me.”1. I can find a way around any obstacle. 1. ___3___1 2 3 4 52. I see myself as a “doer,” the “go-to” person, I “make things happen.” 2. ___3___1 2 3 4 53. When working on a problem in a group setting, I like to figure out who will do what and 3. ___2___1 2 3 4 5 when it should be done. 4. ___5___1 2 3 4 54. I apply what I learn from experience to improve my response to similar situations. 5. ___5___1 2 3 4 55. I finish what I start and don’t leave loose ends hanging. 6. ___5___1 2 3 4 56. I note my emotions in academic and social situations and use what they tell me to move toward a goal. 7. ___1___1 2 3 4 57. I can sense how people feel and can use that knowledge to interact with others effectively.8. I manage my time effectively. 8. ___5___1 2 3 4 59. I adjust to the teaching styles of my instructors and the communication styles of my 9. ___3___1 2 3 4 5 peers.10. When involved in a problem solving process, I can shift gears as needed. 10___3___1 2 3 4 5 Total your answers here: ___36___
  • 4. PRE-COURSE: ACTIVATE YOURSELFUse this self-assessment to think about how well you can get and stay motivated right now. 1 2 3 4 5Definitely Like Me Somewhat Like Me Not Sure Somewhat Unlike Me Not At All Like MePlease circle the number which best represents your answer:1. I motivate myself well. 1 2 3 4 52. I can control my impulses. 1 2 3 4 53. I know when to persevere and when to change gears. 1 2 3 4 54. I make the most of what I do well. 1 2 3 4 55. I can successfully translate my ideas into action. 1 2 3 4 56. I can focus effectively on my goal. 1 2 3 4 57. I complete tasks and have good follow-through. 1 2 3 4 58. I initiate action—I move people and projects ahead. 1 2 3 4 59. I have the courage to risk failure. 1 2 3 4 510. I avoid procrastination. 1 2 3 4 511. I accept responsibility when I make a mistake. 1 2 3 4 512. I don’t waste time feeling sorry for myself. 1 2 3 4 513. I independently take responsibility for tasks. 1 2 3 4 514. I work hard to overcome personal difficulties. 1 2 3 4 515. I create an environment that helps me concentrate on my goals. 1 2 3 4 516. I don’t take on too much work or too little. 1 2 3 4 517. I can delay gratification to receive the benefits. 1 2 3 4 518. I can see both the big picture and the details in a situation. 1 2 3 4 519. I am able to maintain confidence in myself. 1 2 3 4 520. I can balance my analytical, creative, and practical thinking skills. 1 2 3 4 5