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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 (Steven Santiago)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. My intensions for college are to become someone I’ve never been before. Goingto college helps my mindset become more independent of my future. I will do better formyself and my family; also I will make my mom proud. She has always wanted me to dowell in school and that is something I will do. My future is very important to me and aswell as my kids if I do have later on. I will commit myself to doing well and walk a path ofsuccess.
  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.The VARK Questionnaire ResultsYour scores were: Visual: 3 Aural: 10 Read/Write: 7 Kinesthetic: 10You have a multimodal (ARK) learning preference. 2. Now answer the following questions: a. What are your two highest VARK scores? My highest VARK score is 56 for Judging, and 39 for extraverted. b. What are your two lowest VARK scores? My lowest VARK scores are 6 for Sensing and 1 for Thinking,
  3. 3. 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: When taking in information the learning styles I would prefer to be useful areread/writing and aural. Reading information and writing down the important parts areuseful, helping you understand the material a lot easier. Reading your notes over willhelp you memorize the information and process them much better. And aural becauseasking question will help you understand what the assignment is about. Askingquestions is very important when learning in college. Using information for effective learning. The two learning styles I chose are visualand read/write. When using information you have to visually see the show results.Showing a class some of your how to answer problems visually will help themunderstand the answers. Also read/writing the information to solve a problem willshowing your classmates is a big help. For communicating more effectively I chose the aural and kinesthetic strategies.You need speak properly to communicate. Communicating is very important whenlearning in class. It is also a way of getting to know your classmates better. Getting toknow your classmates will help you get better answers for questions about class. I alsochose kinesthetic because interacting and doing things with others helps you have abetter relationship with others. Doing activities like sports will help your communicationimprove. Performing well in test and examinations, I chose multimodel because whiletaking a test you need to use most of your senses. You need to read/write, aural torepeat yourself a question, and visual to see what you are writing. These strategies willbe very useful when taking exams and test.
  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: 54 Personality Type: Visionaries 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: Project-oriented Enjoy generating ideas and theories Creative and ingenius Bright and capable Flexible and Diverse Excellent communication skills Enjoy debating issues with other people Excellent people skills Natural leaders, but do not like to control people Resist being controlled by people 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?
  5. 5. Possible Career Paths for the ENTP: Lawyers Psychologists Entrepreneurs Photographers Consultants Engineers Scientists Actors Sales Representatives Marketing Personnel Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst, or Computer Specialist 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 definitely agree with the result. I love art and I also love the outdoors. Creativity is a big plus for me and I love to conversation with others. b. Do these careers match the careers you have chosen for yourself? Answer: Yes I once wanted to be an architect and an actor. I love movies. c. If no, will you change your career choice? Answer: d. What can you do with this information? e. Answer: I can use this info on deciding my career in case I choose not to pursue into my major.
  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: Green. When planning a trip I would always do research first. I’d go online and search for hotels, car rental spots, and entertainment around the area I’m visiting in Europe. B. Diffuse an argument at work with an irate co-worker. Answer: Orange. I would talk to the irate person and persuade that he or she to calm down. Normally I’ll make some jokes to calm that person down. Then I’ll listen to what they have to say, and after that I’d try to resolve the problem.
  7. 7. C. Communicate with a supervisor, whose ethnicity is different from yours, to solve a scheduling problem. Answer: Blue. I’d talk to the supervisor and view his scheduling, and then I’ll show him mine. Finally we’ll merge both our scheduling to make it as best as possible helping solve the problem and making us both happy. 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 learn toimprove 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 keep asking the professor foranswers. If it’s my degree on the line I’m going to just keep asking questions to getas much information as possible.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: My lesson to be learned is that beinguninterested in something that is important to you will only hurt you in yourfuture with jobs, school, and friendships.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.
  8. 8. YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THIS SITUATION: I would definitely be worried. At the sametime I would figure out a way to do my paper at a friends’ house or a relatives. There arealso libraries and computers at school that you could use.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: Anyone could overcome their fears by thinks ofsolutions. There is always going to be a way to fix a problem.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:THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: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: It is a great experience to know yourchildren are under a good influence. Showing that going to college and provingthat school is important is something you show always tell your children.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: I feel the lesson to be learned is that even thoughyou working for a company that is under your field. Going to college will give you evenmore opportunities. With a better degree, finding jobs will be easier and your resumewill look much better.