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- focus on results
- seek opportunities in adversity
- take responsibility
- learning styles
- take risks
- critical thinking
- make sound judgments and decisions
- use time wisely
- utilize all resources
- supportive relationships
- acquire new skills and competencies
- remain confident and resilient
- small steps, consistent, always are doing something
Positive step in making changes in your life
One way to develop critical thinking skills in your self-assessment
- suspend judgements
- look for evidence that supports the facts
- adjust your opinions
- ask questions, look for proof
- examine the problem closely
- reject incorrect information
- consider the source of the info.
- dispute irrational thinking
Know the purpose of a mission statement
statement that focuses at the big picture of your life, which includes your goals
(Ch.10) Know the sequence of Bloom's Taxonomy lowest-highest
- 1. Knowledge 2. Comprehensive 3. Application 4. Analysis 5. Synthesis 6. Evaluation
- K, C, App, An, S, E
Know the attributes of a critical thinker
- Willingness to ask pertinent questions and assess statements and arguments
- Ability to be open minded and seek opposing views
- Ability to suspend judgment and tolerate ambiguity
- Ability to admit a lack of information or understanding
- Curiosity and interest in seeking new solutions
- Ability to clearly define a set of criteria for analyzing ideas
- Willingness to examine beliefs, assumptions, and opinions against facts
- specific to general
- Inductive reasoning- generalizing from specific concepts to broad principles
- ex: "might have had a bad experience with a math class in high school, and based on that experience, might reason inductively that all math classes are hard and boring"
- general to specific
- "since all mathematics classes at this college must be taken for credit and this is a math class, I must take it for credit"
Know test taking strategies for Math
- 1. Make a model or diagram
- 2. Draw, illustrate, and make tables, charts, or lists
- 3. Look for patterns and connections
- 4. Act out the problem
- 5. Simplify
- 6. Translate words into equation
- 7. Estimate, make a reasonable guess, check the guess, and revise.
- 8. Work backwards and eliminate
- 9. Summarize in a group
- 10. Take a quiet break
First step in problem-solving
1. Define the problem
Math & Science Strategies
What is the first rule of time management?
make a commitment to what you want to accomplish (set goals)
Why is it important to develop short and long term goals?
(Ch.4) Academic Advisor v. Transcript Evaluator
- Academic Advisor- help you navigate academic life, requirements for your major and the substitutions available, best sequence of lasses and when certain courses are offered, whether certain instructors are better suited to your learning style, general education and other requirements
- Transcript Evaluator- does a degree check to make cetain you have met not only your major's requirements but also all university requirements
Networking why is it good?
enriching yourself and your opportunities by building relationships with others.
When do you know when you are in financial trouble?
What is the writing pyramid used for?
logical, comfortable with facts, makes lists and notes
What is the purpose of a resume?
is show your strengths, accomplishments, and skills and their connections to an employer's needs