Admit Slip: Words the Describe You
Open your "What's Next Notebook" and address the following questions.
After gathering some descriptors of yourself on Thrs./Fri., take some time to reflect on your word choices. This activity should help you consider the significance of the words you chose by asking questions about them as key concepts and then making predictions about what you will need to do in order to best represent yourself in your cover letter, letter of introduction, or personal statement:
Label - Lesson 9 (9/8): Making Predictions and Asking Questions
Step 1: Rank your words from 1-20. 1=Word that best describes you.
Step 2: Copy and paste the following questions in your "What's Next notebook" and then thoughtfully respond to each one.
1. Why did you rank them as you did?
2. What do your words tell you about your opinion of yourself in terms of readiness for work, military, or college?
3. What stories or experiences might you be able to share to support the choice of these words?
4. Based on your analysis of your key concepts, predict what you will need to learn more about to achieve your goals.
Think About: Predict how well your key concepts will work for you as you move into the next stage of your life. For example, if one of your words is “stubborn” or “serious,” imagine yourself in different next-stage situations, and reflect on how that concept may work for you or against you. The more you reflect on the significance of the words you chose to describe yourself, the more information you will have when you are writing your letter/essay.