13. CH6-Gaining Self

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Chapter SIX:
Gaining Self-Awareness
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Homework
Note: No late assignments will be accepted.
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Quiz Time
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Reminder
50% of your grade in this class
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College Strategies Presentation (50 pts.)
Major and University Search (50 pts.)
Individual Ed Plan Assignment (50 pts.)
Group Ed Plan Assignment (50 pts)
TBA Presentation (50 pts.)
Personal Philosophy of Success Essay (50 pts.)
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Gaining Self-Awareness
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Case Study in Critical Thinking
• Read Strange Choices (page 172)
• Which student made the strangest choice?
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Recognizing when you are off course
• In which of your life roles are you aware of being
off course?
– Roles such as student, employee, brother, sister,
parent, athlete, friend, etc.
• Do you know how you got there?
• Close your eyes, take a deep breath, relax, and
consider your journey so far
• “How well am I doing?”
• “Am I reaching my goals?” If not, why?
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Jerome’s Story
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Freshman in college
Dream: Accounting Firm
Goal: earn 60k a year by 30th birthday
Long-term: Degree and pass CPA (certified public
accountant) Exam
Short-term: A’s in every class
Created self-management system
Showed interdependence
Created study group
At end of semester, he fails Accounting 101…
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Jerome failed Accounting 101…Why:
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Skipped his accounting class 3 times to work a part-time job
Did not attend one class because he was angry at his girlfriend
Missed two classes because of the flu
Came late 5 times because of parking problems
Did not do his homework because he is busy
Did not hand in one important assignment because it was
confusing
• Stop going to study group after 1st meeting… he is not sure why
• As the final exam came closer, he got a lot of anxiety and cram
for the final exam. On day of exam, he blank on the exam.
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Jerome’s story (cont.)
• Was it his fault?
• Was it possible for him to get back on course?
“Invisible force comes along and
bumps us off course”
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Scripts
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Anatomy of a Script
Habit Patterns
• Habitual Thoughts: “If I don’t understand a
subject right away, I never will.”
• Habitual Emotions: “When I don’t understand a
subject immediately, I get frustrated .”
• Habitual Behaviors: “When I get frustrated, I
quit.”
Core Beliefs
• “I’m not smart enough to succeed in college.”
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Applying the Concept: Scripts
Identify each statement as possible Thought, Emotion or Behavior
THOUGHT
EMOTION
EMOTION
BEHAVIOR
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I’m so dumb
Being irritated
Being very angry
Driving around instead of stopping
to ask directions
BEHAVIOR • Often arriving late to class
EMOTION • Frustration
THOUGHT • I’m no good in math
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Applying the Concept: Scripts
What Core Beliefs (left) might lead to the Behavior (right)?
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Core Beliefs
Cheating isn’t really a big
deal
Not trying is better than
failing
Asking for help is a sign of
weakness
Effort is rewarded
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Behaviors
Studying math for 4 hours
straight
Skipping a final exam for
English class
Copying answers during a
test
Avoiding the tutoring
center
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Calvin and Hobbes
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Self-Awareness at Work
• Career planning requires self-awareness
• Identify your hard skills (special-knowledge skills that
you’ve learned to do throughout your life from other
people. E.g. abilities in sport, writing, computer
programming, cooking, solving problems, etc.)
• Identify your soft skills (ones you have developed to cope
with life. E.g. seeing yourself as a Creator, developing
relationships, being flexible, finding lessons in
experiences, manage your emotions, feeling confidence,
etc.
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Self-Awareness at Work (cont.)
• Identify your personal preference
– Strong Interest Inventories
– Self-Directed Search
– Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
– Holland Code
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Why is this important?
• It will help you identify which career is suitable for
you
• That’s why the Journal Entries are important.
They assist you become self-aware of you
behaviors, beliefs and attitudes.
• Know this can help you excel in your workplace
and in life
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Homework
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Journal 21 – page 182
Journal 22 – page 185
Journal 23 – page 194
Read Wise Choices in College
– Taking Tests – page 198
Journals for 5th edition only:
• 20, 21, 22
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Study Guide
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Unconscious forces
Victims and Creators
Scripts (chart)
The impact of outdated beliefs
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