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  • The Learning Autobiography What do you know about yourself?
  • Learning Autobiographies (LABs)
    • LABs provide opportunities for you to demonstrate your writing abilities, and for them to be assessed.
    • You get to reflect on and evaluate your prior learning experiences, significant people and/or events in your life, and your goals, values and philosophy.
    • LABs help you to plan your future academic endeavors.
    • LABs begin the relationship between you and Ottawa University by building confidence, trust and mutual respect.
  • LAB Topics
    • #1 Formal and Informal Education
    • #2 Significant People and Significant Events
    • #3 Future Goals, Philosophy, Values and Obstacles
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  • Just The Basics
    • Lab #1 – You will be discussing your informal and formal learning experiences.
    • Lab #2 – You will be discussing significant people or events in your life.
    • Lab #3 – You will be discussing your goals and values and your philosophy of life and relate this information to your quest for higher education here at Ottawa University.
    • (Additional details will be provided for each LAB)
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  • Suggestions
    • Use a timeline of events and people to get you started in thinking about your past.
    • Discuss “what”, “why” and the result of events.
    • Key words – choose, describe and reflect. In other words, choose a topic, describe it, reflect on it… Then write about it.
  • Components or Main Headings
    • Introduction - Introduce your subject and provide the reader with a general idea of what the essay will cover.
    • Body of Literature or Middle Section Headings - Provide one or more main headings that relate to the topics you are discussing. Tell a brief story in this section.
    • Conclusion – Summarize and stress your key points but avoid repeating earlier points word for word.
  • Benefits of LABS
    • Through reflection of your…
      • learning experiences
      • significant people and/or events
      • and your goals and philosophies,
      • You’ll be able to understand…
      • what’s important to you
      • who you can look to as a role model
      • what your goals are and
      • what obstacles you may face.
  • Having clarity on your past and understanding what you value will help you to better plan your future.