AVID Journal Prompts

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AVID Journal
Prompts
Advancement Via
Individual Determination
Journal Instructions
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Write you journals in the journal section of your
AVID binder.
You need to practice your BEST writing skills!
Journals are not just “work” to do at the
beginning of class, they are more than that.
These journals are meant to help you reflect
on your goals, academics, and critical
thinking skills.
You need a MINIMUM of 5 sentences.
You need to use EXAMPLES in your answers.
You need to write down the question!
7th Grade
Tuesday, August 6th
 1.
Why did you want to be in AVID?
8th Grade
Tuesday, August 6th
 1.
Why did you choose to be in AVID
again this year? If you are new to AVID,
why did you want to be in this class?
7th Grade
 2.
Write down everything you can about
what you know about AVID so far. What
do you think is the area that is going to
help you the most and WHY?
8th Grade
 2.
What helped you the most about AVID
last year and why? What area do you still
struggle with in AVID?
7th Grade
 3.
What are your academic goals this
year? What subjects are your strongest
and weakest, and how, SPECIFICALLY, are
you going to try and do better in some of
your harder subjects?
8th Grade
 3.
Last year, what was your most difficult
subject? Why was it difficult, and what
are your plans to do better in that subject
THIS year?
7th Grade
 4.
Do you think going to college is possible
for you? Why or why not? Do you look
forward to college, why or why not? What
are some of your biggest questions/fears
about college?
8th Grade
 4.
Has AVID changed your views about
going to college? What is your opinion
about college in the future? Is it
something you want to do? Are you
scared of it? Overwhelmed by it? Excited
by it? WHY?
 Clip of the day to make you smile:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW
ufA3GIukU
7th Grade
 5.
Organization is a HUGE part of AVID. In
your OWN words, WHY do you think
organization is important? If you struggle
with organization, why do you think that
is? Have you always been disorganized
or organized, and if so, why do you think
that is? When did you habits of
organization/disorganization start? Do you
think you can keep it up or change your
habits?
8th Grade
 5.
How were your organization skills last
year? Were you good at keeping an
organized binder? Why or why not? Deep
down, what are your thoughts about
organization? Do you think it’s important
or unimportant and WHY?
7th Grade
 6.
Learning Logs are an important part of
AVID. This is where you check your own
grades online, write down what you are
learning, and get your teachers to sign off
on them. Why do you think AVID wants
you to know your grades at all times?
What are the benefits of this?
8th Grade
 6.
How well did you keep up with
Learning Logs last year? Did it help you
keep track of your grades and why or
why not? WHY might it be important to
always know your grades in each class?
7th Grade
 7.
In AVID, we try to get guest speakers to
come in and speak to you all so that you
can learn first-hand what a particular
career is about. Are there any types of
guest speakers you would particularly
want to have come in? Why?
 Do you know any of your parents or
friends of parents who might want to
come in and speak to us?
8th Grade
 7.
Were there any guest speakers that
you remember from last year and WHY
did they stand out to you? How do you
feel about guest speakers in general? Are
they helpful?
 Do you know of any parents or friends of
parents who might want to come in and
speak about their career?
7th Grade
 8.
Almost every teacher will tell you that
“critical thinking” or “higher-level thinking”
is important to develop. Why do you think
that is? Although we might not need to
know an algebraic equation when we
are 30, how does solving the equation
help us as thinkers in the long-run?
8th Grade
 8.
Recall at least one assignment or
activity that you did in 7th grade that
caused you to “think really hard”, or in
other words, caused you to think more
critically on a higher level? How do you
think doing this activity helped you
become a higher-level thinker?
7th Grade
 9.
One third of all students in high school
drop out and don’t go on to college.
Why do you think this is? What are the
factors that may cause a student to drop
out? What are you going to do in the
next six years so that you graduate high
school and go on to college?
8th Grade
 9.
One third of all students in high school
drop out and don’t go on to college.
Why do you think this is? What are the
factors that may cause a student to drop
out? What are you going to do in the
next five years so that you graduate high
school and go on to college?
7th Grade
 10.
At this point in the quarter, what are
your biggest challenges academically,
socially, and personally? How are you
going to meet these challenges and
overcome them the rest of the quarter?
8th Grade
 10.
At this point in the quarter, what are
your biggest challenges academically,
socially, and personally? How are you
going to meet these challenges and
overcome them the rest of the quarter?
7th Grade
 11.
The definition of self-reliance is
“personal independence.” What are you
going to do to become more self-reliant
this year?
8th Grade
 11.
Benjamin Franklin is famous for having
said, “People that are good at making
excuses are seldom good for anything
else.” What do you think he meant by
this?
 Do you tend to make excuses in school?
How do you think this hurts you?
7th Grade
 12.
What are your academic and career
dreams/goals for the future? What are
five things you are doing this year to help
make those dreams come true?
8th Grade
 12.
Have your academic and career
goals changed at all since last year?
What are you doing THIS YEAR to help you
reach your academic and career goals?
7th Grade
 13.
“The day you take complete
responsibility for your life, the day you stop
making any excuses . . . That’s the day
you start at the top.”
 What does this quote mean? How does
making excuses hurt only yourself?
8th Grade
 Do
you think you are a role model for
other students, and if so, in what way?
Academically, personally, morally, or
socially? Describe. In what ways could
you be a better role model? Why?

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