The Lab will offer motivational assistance in the forms of individual consultations with "Learning Specialists" and through computer- based modules. The computer modules will strive to meet the following objectives:
Procrastination: The Thief of Time - After the completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Distinguish between rationalizations and the real reasons for procrastinating.
- Describe the Procrastination Cycle and its effects on self-beliefs.
- Identify important self-beliefs and behaviors that result in Procrastinating Busting.
- Construct a To Do Checklist to break down large activities into manageable tasks.
Self Confidence: Believing in Yourself - After the completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Explain the relationship of thoughts to feelings and actions.
- Describe a technique that you can use to change your thinking.
- Give examples of self-confident thoughts and self-doubting ones.
- Describe and give examples of the following four techniques for building self-confidence: regulate your emotional level, seek affirmation, pick the right models, and "just do it."
Taking Responsibility: It's Up to You - After the completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Identify possible causal explanations for success and failure.
- Distinguish between internal and external causes, stable and unstable causes,
general and specific causes, and controllable and uncontrollable causes.
- Distinguish between causal explanations that do and do not reflect responsibility.
- Identify the importance of effort and strategy as causal explanations.
- Describe and demonstrate the importance and use of Think Positive beliefs about
responsibility in attaining successful outcomes.
Managing Your Life in School - After the completion of this module, students will beable to:
- Analyze situations and ensuing thoughts, behaviors, and reactions in terms of the
- Describe each of 10 techniques for managing your life.
- Explain how each of the 10 techniques could be or has been used to manage specific, challenging situations in my
- State and explain two perspectives or formulas for viewing cause and effect in my life, one that I should believe and one that I should not
Career Exploration - After the completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Describe how career exploration is related to student motivation.
- Explain the relationship between career satisfaction and life satisfaction.
- Identify specific skills that should be developed in college in order to be qualified for many different potential careers.
- Describe a strategy to explore possible career choices.
- Explain why values, personality characteristics, interests, and skills should be considered when choosing a career.
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