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Unformatted text preview: Personal Self Assessment Self assessment is a process in which you examine yourself in attempt to discover and learn more about yourself. Your likes, dislikes, behaviors, attitudes and habits can be found during this process. You can use the discoveries to your advantage by accepting or changing strengths and weaknesses. I plan on using this course to enhance my personal skills to become a better student and find success in earning my Bachelor of Arts degree at Ashford University in Social Science. Self Assessment is the first step in my successful future. I can remember in high school, it seemed like I was always one of the last students finished with a test. I was sometimes slower at completing a written paper or an assignment. In open discussions about material we had just read, things werent sticking with me after reading to feel confident to raise my hand and be active with discussions. I would have to search for answers in my memory for some time. Sometimes answers just werent retrieved at all. I became frustrated in school often, and eventually developed a negative attitude toward school. I struggled a lot with this because I knew I could do better. Every day I prepared myself for failure because I lacked the tools and strategies that I needed to succeed in school. Granted, I got by, but I could have been a much better student. I earned low Bs and Cs, but should have been As. If I was interested completely in the subject there was for sure a difference in what I was comprehending. If there was no interest at all, I would put it off and procrastinate until the last minute. Procrastinating got me nowhere except stressed out. I need to deal with things right away, no putting it off. I normally will, but I need to ALWAYS attack tasks head on. I have always wanted to maximize my learning potential. I feel I could have been a more I have always wanted to maximize my learning potential....
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- Spring '12