Day 2: Chapter 2
Summer Link Dual Credit:
Managing for Success
1. Login to Blackboard. You will need your username and
password from your Confirmation of Registration.
2. Select “Discussion” from the left side menu. There will
be a whole list of discussion on that page.
3. Select the assigned discussion. Today is “Discussion #1”
4. Using Blackboard
Watch video tutorial.
Discussion Board #1
For the first discussion forum for the course,
explore why you have decided to take this
course. What do you hope to get out of the
experience? What do you want to learn? In
what ways do you want to be shaped or
changed? This response should be around 300
words. At the end of your posting, ask 1-2
questions that can be answered by your peers.
We will take until 9:30 for you to get started on
this task. Later we will type them in the
computer lab into a discussion forum on
Blackboard. Your audience is your instructor
and your class peers. You will be expected to
respond to a question from at least 3
postings and answer those who respond to
Post your discussion board entry, respond
to two peers’ questions, and respond to
those that post to your discussion thread.
Write three goals for the course and how
you plan to attain them. (This is related to
your first reflection writing. It can be
handwritten or typed.)
Begin reading chapter 2 (Chapters 1, 2 &
4 need read by the end of the week)
SMART Goal Setting
Characteristics of SMART Goals, (pg. 18 in
Fitness example LINK
Write a SMART goal for yourself in terms of
becoming a successful college student. Choose one
of your three goals written last night to complete this
Share and Compare with a peer
Give each other feedback based on the SMART
criteria. What is done well? Are there ways they can
Revise your statement.
What’s more useful—external or internal motivation?
Why? How does one become more motivated?
Forces or people trying to get you to do something.
Energy inside YOU, pushing you to go after what you
Find an internal reason to move forward – internalizing
“Successful people live in the world of internal motivation, or find
ways to convert external motivation into internal motivation”
(Moody, 2013, pg. 31)
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Basic Needs
Do you agree with the structure of this hierarchy based on your
own experience and what you see in society?
1. Physiological Needs 1st
Shelter, food, water…
2. Safety Needs 2nd
Security of body, employment, stability…
3. Loving/Belongingness Needs 3rd
Friendship, family, affection, relationships…
4. Esteem Needs 4th
Self-esteem, achievement, recognition…
5. Self-Actualization 5th
Reaching fulfillment in one’s life
“Maslow suggests that we all have a basic, driving desire to matter, to have
a life where we are doing what we were meant to do” (Moody, 2013, pg.
What challenges are there for first-generation college
College students whose parents have a high school
diploma or less
What can a first-generation college student do to
help ensure success and graduation?
CREATE A SIMPLE MINDMAP THAT
INCORPORATES BOTH QUESTIONS
Achieving Potential &
Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become character.
Watch your character, it becomes your
(Frank Outlaw in Moody, 2013, pg. 34)
Achieving Potential &
1. Develop a New Attitude (pg. 35)
2. Make Excellence a Habit (pg. 36)
3. Overcome Your Doubts and Fears (pg. 37)
4. Put Adversity, Failure, and Challenges into Perspective (pg.
5. Eliminate Negative Self-Talk and the “I Can’t” Syndrome (pg.
6. Identify and Clarify What You Value in Life (pg. 40)
7. Take Pride in Your Name and Personal Character (pg. 41)
8. Develop a Strong Personal “Guiding Statement” (pg. 42)
9. Make a Commitment to Strengthen Your Self-Esteem (pg. 44)
Finish writing your 2 SMART Goals for becoming a
successful college student.
Write your REFLECTION #1 submission and submit it
through the “Assignments” page. See instructions on
next page. Attach a .doc file in the following format:
Reading for next week:
(Each should be read prior to class next week.)
Submit your 2 SMART goal statements.
Discuss one or more of the “Achieving Potential
and Increasing Motivation” points that are
relevant to you. Explain how the point relates to
you and discuss what you plan to do to increase
your motivation in order to achieve your potential.
Write three positive statements about yourself!