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Assignment #4

Reflect on who you are as a high school student.

Now it's time to flip your focus. Think about yourself as a high school student. Connect to your story by gathering details from your freshman year until now. Notice if any themes emerge.

 

Directions: Respond to the following questions.

In high school -

 

  • What are your favorite classes, and why?

  • Who are your favorite teachers, coaches and mentors? Describe why they are meaningful to you.

  • What did you do during your high school summers?

    • Did you work?

    • Have an internship?

    • Participate in sports?

    • Take classes?

    • Go to camp?

    • Travel?

    • Pursue creative passions?

    • Get involved in your community?

    • Volunteer?

    • Have family responsibilities?

    • Create independent projects?

In college -

 

  • Do you know what subjects you want to study?

  • Do you have plans for a major?

  • Outside of academic classes, what do you want to explore?

 

Review your activities and commitments with fresh eyes. Notice what truly inspired you. Highlight any areas that are meaningful to you. The goal is to reconnect with the experiences you value. 

Activities During the Pandemic

The pandemic has disrupted traditional pathways of academic and experiential learning. Colleges are aware of the challenges you may encounter regarding online learning, access to resources and testing, employment, and extra-curricular activities. Many students have family responsibilities that require time and attention. Depending on individual circumstances, make the choices that are best for you. Most importantly, take care of yourself.

Review. Now you’ve explored who you are as a person and as a high school student. It’s just like doing research for a paper. In this case, you are the topic!

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