Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters to Lucilius (circa 64)

Guide to Reflective Thinking: My Study Skill Competency

Use the following statements to assess your sense of competence with regard to university studies. Any weak areas indicate an attitude, ability or habit that may be worth developing.

  • I like to have a large margin of leeway when it comes to my way of learning and demonstrating my competencies.
  • I am confident in my ability to reach the academic results that I have set for myself.
  • I make as close an estimation as possible of the skills required for academic success: knowledge base and study skills (note taking, reading, writing, knowledge of a second language), methodological skills (problem-solving, project management, research, computer processing), interpersonal skills (communication, team work), etc.
  • I consider acquiring these skills as one learning goal, even though it is not explicitly mentioned in the study program.
  • At the beginning of the school year, I devote a significant period of time to my adjustment and to developing my learning competencies.
  • Performance evaluations do not worry me, regardless of the format.
  • I consider the evaluation of my knowledge and skills necessary to my progress.
  • I take pride in openly sharing my discoveries or achievements with the class.
  • I enjoy taking on personal challenges and I have high, yet realistic, expectations for myself (no magical thinking).
  • I challenge myself to do better than previously; to obtain better results.

Statements 1 to 4 reflect your desire to take charge of your education and study independently. Statements 5 to 10 reflect your self-confidence and how you feel about your ability to succeed at whatever you attempt.

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