Journal One, College 101

Topics: Learning, Scores Pages: 2 (448 words) Published: September 12, 2011
Journal Entry 1

1. In your journal, write the eight areas of the self-assessment ad record your scores for each, as follows:

_____ 1. Accepting personal responsibility
_____ 2. Discovering self-motivation
_____ 3. Mastering self-management
_____ 4. Employing interdependence
_____ 5. Gaining self-awareness
_____ 6. Adopting lifelong learning
_____ 7. Developing emotional intelligence
_____ 8. Believing in myself

2. Write about the areas on the self-assessment in which you had your highest scores.

I have really excellent self management. I feel I manage my time and keep things organized very well. For as long as I can remember I've kept a full planner of due dates, times I work, birthdays, and any other upcoming events. So as I'm sure you can guess, I was very pleased to see that I scored well on the self management portion of this self-assessment. Another thing I was happy to see on this self-assessment was that I did not score under a 40 in any category. To me, this shows I could use some help perfecting my study skills, self-awareness, responsibility, and motivation but generally, I am not to far off from being a successful student. One thing that came as a shock to me was that my highest score was discovering self-motivation. I feel I sometimes lack motivation to save money, do an assignment, or even wake up and come to class at 8am so to see this as my strongest area was quiet the surprise.

3. Write about the areas of the self-assessment in which you had your lowest scores.

I was disappointed to see that I was grouped with people who are "solitary, seldom requesting, and even rejecting, offers of assistance from those who can help" in the believe in themselves category. I feel I can focus best when I am working alone. It's not that I do not want help when I need it, but rather study groups and things of that nature distract me. I work best independently and strongly dislike group work. I do not feel ashamed to ask questions or seek the...
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