Final Reflection Paper This paper should be typed and show reflection and connection to class content. The main goal of this paper is to discuss your growth, new learning and what you are taking away from this course. You will do this by first, analyzing and discussing your Human Abilities pre and post assessments. Respond to the following questions: 1. What assumptions or expectations did I have when I completed the pre-test at the beginning of the quarter? 2. In what ways did my scores change in the post-test in each area? Why? What did these changes mean for me? Based on your analysis of your pre- and post-tests and your experiences in the class, choose 3 specific topics/experiences from the class and write about them using the “Keys to Articulate Your Learning” as outlined below. Think about what has been most meaningful to you and select those 3. Please label each section prior to responding with your articulated learnings (i.e., if you are writing about your self esteem label it Self Esteem, then complete your learnings related to self esteem). Class topics: Attitude Self Esteem (including any inventories) Motivation Goal Setting Teams & team building – including your team/service learning experiences Professional Presentation – including job apps, interviews, resumes, etc. Communication and communication styles – including communication style inventory Stress Anger Conflict Resolution Self-Awareness inventories – Learning Styles, Personality inventory, etc. Cultural Diversity Ethics & Values Keys to Articulate Your Learning The statement “I learned that” should… Express an important learning, not just a statement of fact. Provide a clear and correct explanation of the concept(s), as a result of reflection on your experience. Be expressed in general terms, not just in the context of your experience (so that the learning can be applied more broadly to other experiences). “I learned this when” should… Connect your learning to your specific activities, making clear what happened in the context of that experience so that someone who wasn’t there could understand it. “This learning matters because” should… Consider how the learning has value, both in terms of your project-related activities and in broader terms, such as: o Other organizations or issues o Other activities you participate in o Other personal interests or professional goals o Other courses “In light of this learning” should… Set specific and assessable goals and consider the benefits and challenges involved in fulfilling those goals. Tie back clearly to the original learning statement. Sample paragraph using the keys to articulate learning: In taking College Success Strategies, I learned that the Cornell method for note taking is a very effective system. I learned this when I tried this note taking system in my math class. I used the left side to take notes on the explanation the teacher gave and the cue column to write down the examples. When I went back to look at them it was so much easier to read than my other notes. Then at the bottom of the page I wrote a summary of the rules for using that particular equation. I also saw that I was missing some information so I went back to the book and found it and wrote it into my notes. When I went to do my homework I just referred to my notes. The summaries helped me locate quickly which page of notes talked about which problems. It seemed so much less confusing. This learning matters because anything I can do to help myself understand math is a good thing. I have been struggling in that class but I think this will help. It also helps me keep focused in class and stops my mind from wandering. It would probably help me in my other classes as well. In light of this learning I am going to continue to use the T-note system in math class and also try it in my other classes.