Welcome to your Portfolio Midterm!There are three sections to your midterm. Please read instructions in each section andfollow the directions.Section One: By (Vanessa Madriz)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 Vanessa Madriz intend to bring the very best of my ability in my educationand in my life choices. I know I will do amazing things with my life and pass mywisdom onto others in need of help. I use to procrastinate of choices in my lifeand I have directed my self to a more hopeful future and I can say I am extremelyproud. I’m more then positive my family and friends are very proud of me andwhat’s more to come from me.
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.1. Visual: 9 1. Aural: 11 1. Read/Write: 8 1. Kinesthetic: 10 2. Now answer the following questions: a. What are your two highest VARK scores? Aural & Kinesthic b. What are your two lowest VARK scores? Visual & Read/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. 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: I am writing about Aural study strategy which is taking in information bylistening. I need to hear my teacher or professor speak. That is how I comprehendand understand better. I can compare my notes with other people. Also I canbring a tape recorder and record my professor speak. I can use those information for effective learning by using my materials. Ican play my recorder of my professor speaking to remember the information Ineed. Also I can read my notes out loud over and over again till I can retain theinformation. Another thing I can do is imagine my teacher speaking in my head. By communicating more effectively I can simply get more involved indiscussions with my teacher asking question and responding with the professor.Also I can make sure I discuss information with my class mates and get involvedwith them. Ask people to hear my notes and see if they can understand what mytopic is. In order to perform well in my test I have to listen to voices and believethey will guide me to the information I need to know. Also I can practice writingdown old exam questions to basically give me a head start in knowing what’s tocome. Lastly I can speak my answers out loud or inside my head. Since I am abetter listener.
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 39, Sensing 1, Feeling 38, Judging 33 Personality Type: ESFJ 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 Caregiver 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). 1. Home Economics 1. Nursing 1. Teaching 1. Administrators 1. Child Care 1. Family Practice Physician 1. Clergy or other religious work 1. Office Managers 1. Counselors / Social Work 1. Bookkeeping / Accounting 1. Administrative Assistants
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 agree with my results because I do care about people and my decisions. b. Do these careers match the careers you have chosen for yourself? Answer: Yes it does because I want to be is the nursing field and I am exactly what it say I care. c. If no, will you change your career choice? Answer: d. What can you do with this information? Answer: With this information what I can do with it is, continue to work towards my career because I know the career I have chosen is the one 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: Blue 13NEXT: 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: I would make sure that our flight and hotel room is arrange and that we will have transportation. Also I would make sure that we have a complete brochure of activities for everyday that we can choose from. Therefore, everyone can choose what they want to do instead of me just picking everything for them. B. Diffuse an argument at work with an irate co-worker. Answer: I would simply tell my co-worker its not necessary to get into an argument and that we can just work it out with no problems and give them a hug and walk away if he or she doesn’t want to comply.
C. Communicate with a supervisor, whose ethnicity is different from yours, to solve a scheduling problem. Answer: I would explain that I need the day off but I will also understand that if I did not request my day off at an appropriate time and then no one can cover my shift unless it a dying situation then I have to go to work.
The National Student Success Institute The National Student SuccessInstituteSection 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 defiantly give the teacher aday or two and if its so boring that I cant learn let alone keep my eyes open Iwould have to drop the teacher and look for another class because I wontpass the class if I can learn.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: The lesson to be learn here is to use someof the advantages you have as a student. Because there is a website calledrate my professor and although all the comments are not true about theprofessor, you can kind of get an idea of what to look forward to.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 Once had a teacher say that about aprep class and I got so scared of the fact that I had to write a 15 page researchpaper for a prep class I freak out plus I didn’t have access to a computer so itgave me more motivation to drop the class.
THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: The lesson to be learned is that regardless youwill face a class that you may have to even write a 30page research paper thatjust comes with life.. It helps you to be prepared for the future and it enhancesyour brains ability. As far as not having access to a computer you should alwaysuse the advantages of your local library and the school has computers you canuse almost all day free of charge so it shouldn’t be a problem.3. EMOTION: EXCITEMENT TYPICAL 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 cant wait to share the good news with your family because they were having a hard time helping support you while you were in college.YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THIS SITUATION: Having to pay for school out ofpocket can be both stressful and costly. Not everyone can do it, and if itwasn’t for financial aid I wouldn’t even be able to go to school full time, andtaking one credit at a time I will never be able to graduate and start mycareer.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: The lesson learned is that by keeping upyour good grades and faith you can receive help and you should nevergive up and don’t take the people who help you for granted.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:THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: