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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 Gregory BazileIt 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 class with at least a C or higher. What I have planned for mycollege education is to receive my degree as a Physical therapist assistant (PTA)but that is not my main goal. I have learned that having a fixed wage and hoursrelated to a job is not something I want to pursue. The PTA is like my back upplan my main goal is to own my own business and be my own boss.
  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.Your scores were: • Visual: 7 • Aural: 10 • Read/Write: 4 Kinesthetic: 10 2. Now answer the following questions: a. What are your two highest VARK scores? Aural and Kinesthetic b. What are your two lowest VARK scores? Visual, Read and write 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.
  3. 3. 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; For a Kinesthetic having information that is relatable is a key way of remembering the information. I would remember real things that happened things of interest that are concrete and relevant. The use of plenty of examples discussing the topic with another person and using illustration as a tool can benefit you in taking in information. 2. using information for effective learning; for a Aural to use information effectively there are a lot of activities we can do. For example imagining a conversation with the professor can help you recollect important information. Practicing writing answers to old exam questions and also reading out loud or in your head can be very effective when your using the information for effective learning. 3. communicating more effectively; listening to the person who is speaking, asking questions through out a conversation and understanding his or her point of view can help a Aural communicate more effectively 4. performing well in tests and examinations. For a kinesthetic to perform well in a test reenacting the test is the best possible course. Writing answers and paragraphs related to the test or exams would help you perform above average or better.
  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: Score: Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging Strength of the preferences % 56 12 50 1 Personality Type: INTJ 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 thinker 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. • 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? • Scientists - especially Physics, Chemistry • Photographers • Strategic Planners • Mathematicians • University Professors
  5. 5. • Computer Programmers, Systems Analysts, Computer Animation and Computer Specialists• Technical Writers• Engineers• Lawyers / Attorneys• Judges• Forensic Research• Forestry and Park Rangers e.
  6. 6. 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: yes, because im a very rational person I use facts and ideas above intuition and gut feelings. I always way out my options to see which option would give me a preferred result. b. Do these careers match the careers you have chosen for yourself? Answer: some of the careers that was given does interest me and matches my personality however the amount of time to get a degree in each of these jobs is to long. c. If no, will you change your career choice? Answer: yes, I will try to find something that better fits my patience d. What can you do with this information? Answer: I can use this information as a reference when I choose my major.
  7. 7. 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: GreenNEXT: 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: Gold A. Plan a trip to Europe. Answer: make a schedule for everyday we will be in Europe, hand it out to everyone so they will be well organized and on the same page. B. Diffuse an argument at work with an irate co-worker. Answer: I would probably listen to both sides and try to make them see the others perspective. C. Communicate with a supervisor, whose ethnicity is different from yours, to solve a scheduling problem.
  8. 8. Answer: just make sure I try my best to explain the problem and thesolution I found .
  9. 9. 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: well in my experience I canassociate this situation with many of my classes but I never worry aboutfailing because passing this class depends on me in the end.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: don’t judge a book by its cover, most firstimpression can be deceiving always keep a positive attitude.
  10. 10. 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: when I have a class that is alreadymentioning a hugfe amount of work that I know I will not be interested in. I usuallyend up failing.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED:Being well prepared and organized can help plenty in these situations so youwont feel overwhelmed.
  11. 11. 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 never experienced this before so Ihave no personal input.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: hard work and patience will pay off.
  12. 12. 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 personally never been in this sortof situationTHE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: the lesson I would find in this would be thatrather you notice it or not people younger than you subconsciously influencedby your actions.