Welcome to your Portfolio Midterm!There are three sections to your midterm. Please read instructions in each section andfollow the directions.Section One: By Tania MoisesIt 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 intentions for this class are to maintain an A and keep it. I will try my best and graspall information relayed to me and use it for my near future. Furthermore, I intend to stayin this class and not be discouraged by outside sources. In addition I intend to obtain myassociates in applied science majoring in office management and find the occupationthat best meets my interest. I intend to pass all my classes and finish as soon aspossible avoiding and thing that may take me a step back instead of forward.
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. Visual: 4 Aural: 12 Read/Write: 8 Kinesthetic: 9 2. Now answer the following questions: a. What are your two highest VARK scores? My highest vark score is: Aural b. What are your two lowest VARK scores? My lowest vark score is: Visual 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: • The strategies that would be helpful for me in taking in information is to discuss topics with my classmates go over what’s been explained and whatever I don’t understand discuss with the teacher. Furthermore the strategies that would be helpful for me in using information for effective learning is to expand my notes be very detailed also read my notes out load to a classmate to make sure I’m comprehending what’s being taught to me. In addition the strategies that would be most helpful in communicating more effectively and preforming well in test and exams would be to discuss with my classmates what we’ve learned and evaluate it in so that we can understand also what we’re learning furthermore, as far as test taking the strategies would be Practice writing my answers to old test questions and speak my answers aloud or inside my head.
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:Your Type isESFJExtraverted Sensing Feeling JudgingStrength of the preferences %11 1 75 33 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).
• Home Economics• Nursing• Teaching• Administrators• Child Care• Family Practice Physician• Clergy or other religious work• Office Managers• Counselors / Social Work• Bookkeeping / Accounting• 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 the results 100% it describes exactly who I am from start to finish. b. Do these careers match the careers you have chosen for yourself? Answer: Yes, these careers do match the careers I have chosen for myself as I am working to obtain an associate in applied science majoring in office management. c. If no, will you change your career choice? Answer: d. What can you do with this information? Answer: What I can do with this information moving forward is apply what I know of myself and strengthen them in the areas that are beneficial to me and in the areas that will affect me negatively in the near future work to fix them in so that I can avoid finding myself in bad situations due to these types of characteristics I have.
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:BlueNEXT: 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 structure an itinerary and organize my trip accordingly in making sure I’m prepared for everything. B. Diffuse an argument at work with an irate co-worker. Answer: Be the bigger person and express the bigger picture, lower my town in making sure my co-worker is focused on what I’m saying and less focused on their emotions at the moment. C. Communicate with a supervisor, whose ethnicity is different from yours, to solve a scheduling problem.
Answer: Ethnicity would never be an issue for me I would discuss itaccordingly and make sure we both come down to a middle when itcomes to the scheduling problem.
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:I would most probably becomefrustrated and worrisome which in itself will probably only make the situationworst as that only creates negative thinking and feeling.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED:The lesson to be learned is to be a bit more optimistic and think positiveand make the most of it I do need to pass the class in order to moveforward in my education so I need to make the best out of the situation.
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 will become so stressed out to a pointwhere I become angry and frustrated with everything else in my life, it will lessenmy patience and tolerance for every other responsibility I have on a daily basismake everything that much more difficult to handle.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: The lesson to be learned is to take everything astep at a time avoid overwhelming myself as I could be much worst, organizemyself and find a solution as ultimately that is what it will come down to.
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 will be utterly exited, I will feel likeive accomplished one of my goal; succeeding, it will also give me a greatsense of accomplishment in showing my family that I can do it.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: The lesson that I learned is that everythingis possible, even though I didn’t have my families support I still succeededthis will only show me that I should enhance my positivity and knowingthat everything will always turn out for the best that it may not alwaysseem that way in the beginning but whatever is destined to happen willhappen.
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: My self-esteem would be sky high Iwould feel so happy and accomplished. I would be confident and proud that Ihave accomplished my goal and went all the way to the end.THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED: The lesson learned is that I proved to myself thatI can accomplish anything and everything I put my mind to. It will also show methat I underestimated myself and that I could do it!