1. In your journal, draw an empty table like Table 3. 1. Fill in three or more of your own desired outcomes for this course and/or this semester. Next to each, explain why you value achieving that outcome.
Take notes during class.
Getting all A’s in my classes this semester.
Attend class every day.
Taking notes will help me connect my assigned readings with materials presented in class.
It will look good on my college transcript.
I will attend class everyday so I won’t be penalized for not going.
2. In your journal, place an empty table like Table 3. 2. Fill in three or more of your desired experiences for this course and/or this semester. Next to each, explain why you value having that experience.
Desired Experience Value
When I was in high school, I didn’t taking learning serious. Since I’ve been in college I have to worker harder.
I sometimes get off task, so sometimes I have to treat myself to stay motivated.
I never give up until I succeed, but I try a variety of things to get what I want.
3. Using the formula of V x E = M, write about your level of motivation to be successful in college. Begin as follows:
The value I place on being a success in college is 10 and my expectation of being a success in college is 10. Multiplied together, this gives me an achievement motivation score of 20.