Knowing Your “Student” Style
Each student has a certain style of learning or performing in class and on the high school campus. Think about your three favorite classes on campus. Answer the following questions about yourself and how you have performed in each class:
What have you demonstrated in class that this teacher could praise? Describe ways you have made learning in class better. Focus on specific contributions, including:
What positive character traits have you displayed in this teacher’s class? Which of the following character traits have you demonstrated in class?
- Going above expectations
How have you used your intellect in this teacher’s class? Describe ways you have demonstrated your love of learning in this class. Can you describe how you have demonstrated each of these intellectual traits in class:
What was challenging for you in this class? Don’t just focus on the “easy” classes. Think about some of your more challenging classes. What was most challenging in this class? Tests? Assignments? Course content?
- How did you overcome the challenge?
- How did your (or how can you) improve your performance?
Answer these questions for each of your top three favorite classes. Reflect on your answers. What can you do to change your “student style”. How can you grow as a student and get more out of your classes? Where can you ask teachers for help?
To Do: Record your answers to these questions and upload to the EduPlan system. Later, you will have concrete information to share with teachers when you ask for letters of recommendations or have essays to write.