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  1. 1. Welcome to your Portfolio Midterm!There are three sections to your midterm. Please read instructions in each section andfollow the directions.Section One: By (Brandon Miller)It 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.I intend to pass this course with flying colors with an B+ or above that. Andthroughout this term I Intend to soak up all the knowledge I can in order to grow ahigher education so that I am mentally prepared for the future courses I take inmy college career and bring what I have learned to my future career. I also wantto make my family happy and proud of me. And I want to become successful inwhat I do in the future so I will be able to live well.
  2. 2. 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: Visual: 10 Aural: 14 Read/Write: 13 Kinesthetic: 12 2. Now answer the following questions: a. What are your two highest VARK scores? My two highest scores were Aural and Read/Write. b. What are your two lowest VARK scores? My lowest scores were Kinesthetic and Visual c. Read the Help Study Sheet a Guide to Learning Styles at: http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=helpsheets
  3. 3. Click on each of the Learning 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:One of the learning styles I could use Aural and I can use this for taking ininformation by attend classes, attend discussions and tutorials, discuss topicswith others, discuss topics with your teachers and explain new ideas to otherpeople. And you can use the information for effective learning by taking notesand for communicating by asking questions in class and that will come in handy.And finally for tests I can Imagine talking with the examiner, Listen to your voicesand write them down and Spend time in quiet places recalling the ideas.
  4. 4. 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: My Type is ESTJ Strength of the preferences % 1 1 12 11 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 Guardian 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? (copy and paste the careers here)My Possible Career Paths for the ESTJ:Military leadersBusiness Administrators and ManagersPolice / Detective workJudgesFinancial Officers ,Teachers and Sales Representatives
  5. 5. 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: yeas and no I never thought that I would be able to fit in such careers it shocked me in-fact but maybe I might become one of the following above in the future. b. Do these careers match the careers you have chosen for yourself? Answer: yes I always wanted to work in business with games and business is up there. c. If no, will you change your career choice? Answer: I mean it is possible I do want to shift jobs in the coming years but you never know. d. What can you do with this information? Answer: with this information I can study the career’s and see how it may benefit me and see examples and hopefully choose the right one for me.
  6. 6. 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: GoldNEXT: 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: A. Plan a trip to Europe. Answer: What I would do is make a list of what I want to do once I get there, and call a friend who lives there and ask them if can stay there for awhile. Plan to see famous places on a tour bus and go shopping there as well. Think about how much money I will need for the trip to be a success and find out the best way to travel there at a simple budget. B. Diffuse an argument at work with an irate co-worker. Answer:
  7. 7. In this situation it would be wise for me to listen well, and try to calm down the co-worker and try to be nice about the situation and convince them to talk to you privately because I have been in this situation before and let them know how we can defuse the issue personally because you have to work together to keep the business good.C. Communicate with a supervisor, whose ethnicity is different from yours, to solve a scheduling problem. Answer: I would try to pull the supervisor aside to explain why I can’t work on certain days of the week and give a very detailed and professional explanation as to why you need this day off. And finally let them you are willing to work double shifts if it takes and you are willing to redeem yourself when you return.
  8. 8. 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:I would question the professor’s motives but I would do my best to be niceabout it and if I do not like the class I would find the best way to eitherconvince them that what they are doing is a waste of our hard earned moneyor switch out the class.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED:Speak up and always speak you’re mind because you never know what willhappen.
  9. 9. 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:What I would do is try my best to go to a library and do my best to get all my workdone and be prepared for this paper as soon as possible because in collegeexcuses don’t mean a thing.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED:never give up there always ways to find what you’re looking for you just have toask and look around.
  10. 10. 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 be very excited and would love to tell them but I want to share thenews with them without being self-fish but show my happiness in the bestway I can without hurting their feelings.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: try not to boast about it you don’t want tohurt you’re families feelings so much because even though they love you Ican say you don’t want them thinking you have a big ego and you thinkyou are better than them in any way.
  11. 11. 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: what I would do is plan out a goodcareer and be able to share the news with my family and I would not gloatabout the people who mocked me but smile with confidence as well.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: never doubt yourself because when you putyour mind to it you will always succeed

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