Weekly Reflection Questions 7 (due the week of November 13th) - Answer all questions listed.
- List and describe three things you can do to be sustainable at Lynchburg College?
- In your own words, explain why you believe sustainability is an institutional value at Lynchburg College.
- What is most helpful to you as you prepare for final exams?
- Describe and evaluate how you prepared for final exams in high school. Please provide specific examples of successful things and not successful things.
- List and describe the resources available on campus to help you prepare for final exams? How can they help you, specifically?
Mid-Semester Review & Weekly Reflection Questions 6 (due the week of October 23rd) - Answer all questions listed.
- Develop goals for the second half of the semester, such as changes in study habits/self-management to which you will commit. Remember to use SMART goals. A SMART goal is:
· Specific - answers the six "W" questions (Who, What, Where, When, Which, and Why)
· Measurable - establishes concrete criteria for measuring progress towards the goal (i.e. how will you know your goal has been accomplished)
· Attainable - ask yourself if you have the attitude, behaviors, abilities, skills, and means to accomplish this goal
· Realistic - represents an objective towards which you are both willing and able to work
· Timely - must have a set time frame
· Example: I will study Biology for one hour each day of the week, including weekends, upon returning from Fall Break until the final exam.
- Reflect on who you have become and what actions you have been taking towards your educational and career goals thus far. What have you discovered about yourself so far?
- Discuss the differences you see in your current self from your high school self.
- What do you believe has held you back from achieving the grades you wanted this semester?
- What do you believe has helped you achieve the grades you wanted this semester?
Weekly Reflection Questions 5 (due the week of October 9th) - Answer all questions listed.
- In what ways do you feel you learn best? In other words, what is your ideal learning environment (how would the professor teach, how would you acquire information, etc.)?
- In college, you are challenged to learn in new ways as you are taught by a variety of individuals with sometimes very different teaching styles. What are some of the different ways you are being taught? How have you adapted to that form of instruction (or, what do you do to learn in that class)?
- Deep Dive Into Diversity & Inclusion: After discussing diversity, inclusion, and equity, what social justice issue or “cause” do you feel strongly about? What is one kind of service or action you might be willing to do in the coming year to address that issue?
Weekly Reflection Questions 4 (due the week of September 25th) - Answer all questions listed.
- Today's college student is far more diverse than ever before. What are some of the experiences you have had since you arrived on campus with peers different than yourself? How has that shaped your view of the world around you? How has that affected your perspective on your own upbringing? How have these experiences altered your thoughts about how you were brought up? If they have not shaped your world view, affected your perspective of your upbringing, or altered your thoughts, why do you think that is?
- How do you feel when you hear the terms diversity and inclusion?
- How do you define diversity? How do you define inclusion?
- How are the two terms similar and different for you?
- What are some experiences or outcomes you hope to have at LC, related to diversity and inclusion, before you graduate to better prepare you for the global society we live in today?
Weekly Reflection Questions 3 (due the week of September 18th) - Answer all questions listed.
- Students talk about spending all night studying and writing papers at the last minute. How do you prioritize (or organize) your school tasks, homework, and other activities each day? Remember to describe your organization style in detail.
- After meeting with your advisor to review your CSI and/or Check-in: What are you thinking about LC? How do you think things are going so far? What did you learn about yourself from the conversation? Based on the conversation with your advisor, what are two things you will work on this semester and why?
- From Dr. Selden's Session on September 8th: In several African cultures the concept of Ubuntu is quite prevalent. That is how the individuals in those regions define community. How do you define community; or, what does community mean to you? Why is it important for each individual to be an active member of their community? Why is it important (or why is it not important) to you? Describe a time you have contributed to your community in the past. What is one kind of service or action you might be willing to do in the coming year to cause an effect in your community?
Weekly Reflection Questions 2 (due the week of September 4th) - Answer all questions listed.
- In class on Friday, August 25th, we discussed institutional values and their importance to who Lynchburg College is today. How do you define values? What are your values? How did you discover or determine these values as your own? How do your values align with the institutional values of Lynchburg College? Why is finding a place that aligns with your own values important to you?
- Many individuals talk about the infamous "Freshman 15," referring to the average amount of weight a new student might gain during their first year of college. Describe some of the ways in which you plan to maintain a healthy lifestyle during your first year, as well as some of the resources you believe are available on campus to help achieve your healthy goals.
- What additional thoughts or questions do you have regarding campus resources that you would like to learn more about?
Weekly Reflection Questions 1 (due the week of August 28th) - Answer all questions listed.
- Students hear that the transition from high school to college is a big one. What does that thought mean to you? Describe some of the differences and similarities you are seeing between LC and your high school experience. What questions do you still have as you start your first week of classes at LC?
- Identify and describe your biggest fear about starting college.
- Identify and describe the thing that is most exciting to you about starting college.