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On Course. Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life. Chapter 3. DISCOVERING SELF-MOTIVATION. CHOICES OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS DISCOVERING SELF-MOTIVATION. REVIEW: MASTERING CREATOR LANGUAGE. Indicate whether each of the following statements is that of a Victim or a Creator.

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On course

On Course

Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life

Chapter 3

DISCOVERING SELF-MOTIVATION


Choices of successful students discovering self motivation

CHOICES OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTSDISCOVERING SELF-MOTIVATION


Review mastering creator language

REVIEW: MASTERING CREATOR LANGUAGE

Indicate whether each of the following statements is that of a Victim or a Creator.

I might as well drop out of college.

I’m going to start a study team and go to the tutoring center.

I’ll list at least three lessons I can learn from this experience.

  • This grade is so unfair!

  • I’m going to meet with the instructor to find out how to improve.

  • I’ll never pass this course.


Review

REVIEW

What is the primary goal of this course?

To learn strategies for success in college…and beyond!

List at as many of the eight choices of successful students as you can.

Personal Responsibility

Self-Motivation

Self-Management

Interdependence

Self-Awareness

Lifelong Learning

Emotional Intelligence

Belief in Self


Case study in critical thinking popson s dilemma

CASE STUDY IN CRITICAL THINKING: POPSON’S DILEMMA

Do you think it is a professor’s responsibility to motivate students? Why or Why not?

From which of the professors in this story would you most want to take a course? Why?

From which professor would you least want to take a course? Why?

DIVING DEEPER: Is there an approach not mentioned by one of the eight professors that would be even more motivating for you?


Creating inner motivation

CREATING INNER MOTIVATION

FOCUS QUESTIONS

How important do educators think motivation is to your academic success?

What determines how motivated you are?

What can you do to keep your motivation consistently high this semester . . . and beyond?


Factors affecting self motivation

FACTORS AFFECTING SELF-MOTIVATION

Self-motivation is greatest when two factors work together at high levels: Value and Expectation.

When either factor is low, our motivation is insufficient to overcome life’s inevitable obstacles.

When both factors are high, even the biggest obstacles can’t stop us!


Formula for motivation

FORMULA FOR MOTIVATION

V x E = M

"V" represents "Value"

(how important something is to us)

"E" represents "Expectation"

(how confident we are about achieving it)

Multiplying these two factors gives us

"M," our level of "Motivation"


Formula for motivation example

FORMULA FOR MOTIVATION EXAMPLE

John’s goal is to earn an "A" in his writing class.

John wants to be a published author, so this goal has high Value for him. He gives it a "10."

John has always done well in writing classes, so his expectation of success is also a "10."


Formula for motivation1

FORMULA FOR MOTIVATION

John’s formula for motivation looks like this:

V x E = M

10 x 10 = 100

Clearly, John’s motivation is very high in his writing class.

Now let's see John’s motivation for his biology class...


Formula for motivation2

FORMULA FOR MOTIVATION

Science has always been a struggle for John because he hates memorizing facts and terms that he believes are unimportant to him.

However, John values getting a degree, and he knows he has to pass a science class with at least a “C” to graduate; thus, he rates the Value of the biology class to him as a “7.”

Though he’s not excited about taking biology, he is reasonably confident that he can earn at least a “C.” Thus, he rates his Expectation of success as a “6.”


Formula for motivation3

FORMULA FOR MOTIVATION

John’s formula for motivation looks like this:

V x E = M

7 x 6 = 42

Clearly, John’s motivation in biology is not nearly as high as in his writing class.

If the going gets tough, which course do you think he’ll stop going to, withdraw from, or fail?

What can John do to raise his motivation in biology?


Quick review v x e m

QUICK REVIEW: V x E = M

What term refers to the perceived importance or benefit of a task or goal?

Value

What term refers to the degree to which you believe you will succeed at a task or goal?

Expectation

When you multiply Value x Expectation, you get your level of Motivation. How can you use this knowledge to increase your motivation in any course?


Journal entry 8 diving deeper

JOURNAL ENTRY 8: DIVING DEEPER

1. Pair up!

2. Student A: Read your Journal 8 entry to Student B.

3. Student B: "What I hear you saying is…."

Then, “One question I have is...." Student A answers.

4. Reverse roles and repeat Steps 2 and 3.

5. Continue discussing your levels of motivation to succeed in college. In particular, identify specific ways you could raise any motivation levels that are low.


One student s story chee meng vang

ONE STUDENT'S STORY:Chee Meng Vang

When we lose motivation, it’s easy to make choices that take us off course. What choices did Chee Meng Vang make that were sabotaging his success in college?

What did he do that raised his motivation and how did that change his choices? (Remember: V x E = M)

If your own motivation slips, what could you do to raise it?


Designing a compelling life plan

DESIGNING A COMPELLING LIFE PLAN

FOCUS QUESTIONS

If your life were as good as it could possibly be, what would it look like?

What would you have, do, and be?


Setting goals

SETTING GOALS

1. Pair up.

2. You will be presented with pairs of goals.

3. With your partner, decide which is the better goal in each pair and why. Together, write a list of the qualities of an effective goal.

Here we go….


Setting goals1

SETTING GOALS

"I'm going to improve my grades."

"By March 1st, I will have an 85 average in my Algebra class."

"I hate living in the dorms; I'll be glad when I can get out of here."

"By July 30th, I will have a lease in hand for my own apartment."

"I wish my kids would quit messing up their rooms."

"By October 1st, I will develop an 'inspection and reward' plan for my two kids."


Setting goals2

SETTING GOALS

The next slide presents the five qualities of motivating goals. See how many of those qualities are on your list.


Setting goals3

SETTING GOALS

Dated: Specific Deadline

Achievable: Challenging but Realistic

Personal: Yours because You want it

Positive: Achievement, not Avoidance

Specific: Concrete and Measurable

"By March 31st ..."

"... I will have an 85..."

"... I will submit resumes for three jobs I would really like..."

"... I will complete three trainings to increase my promotion chances..."

This is the DAPPS Rule

DatedAchievablePersonalPositiveSpecific

"... I will weigh 135 pounds..."


Setting goals4

SETTING GOALS

Achievable?

I'm going to get a starring role in a major motion picture this semester.

I'm going to be president of a Fortune 500 company by the time I'm 23 years old.

Within two years, I'm going to have my own line of designer clothing featured at Macy's.

Achievable?

I'm going to earn key roles in four major college dramas by the time I graduate.

I'm going to earn an MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree within six years.

I'm going to earn an 'A' in every design class.


Setting goals5

SETTING GOALS

Specific?

I'm going to make better grades.

I'm going to get a good job someday.

I need to figure out what I want to major in.

Specific

I will earn a 'B' in Calculus.

I will research three employers and prepare resumes that target each one.

I will go to the Career Center and take a career interest inventory.


Application practice

APPLICATION PRACTICE

Identify whether each of these is an example of applying the DAPPS rule.

"By November 1st, I will raise my Biology average to 85%."

"I'm going to make better grades this semester."

"My parents want me to get a college degree.

"By December 1, I'm going to be registered for next semester."

YES!

NO

NO

YES!


Quick review of the dapps rule

QUICK REVIEW OF THE DAPPS RULE

D

A

P

P

S

DATED

ACHIEVABLE

PERSONAL

POSITIVE

SPECIFIC


Journal entry 9 warm up

JOURNAL ENTRY 9: WARM-UP

Write a Long-Term Goal in any of your life roles.

Pair up.

Student A: Read your Long-Term Goal to Student B.

Student B: Using the five qualities in the DAPPS Rule, coach your partner to improve his or her goal.

Reverse roles and repeat Steps 3 and 4.


Committing to your goals and dreams

COMMITTING TO YOUR GOALS AND DREAMS

FOCUS QUESTIONS

Do you start new projects (such as college) with great enthusiasm, only to lose motivation along the way?

How can you keep your motivation strong?


Journal 10 warm up

JOURNAL 10: WARM UP

On the next slide is a sample visualization. As you read it, prepare to answer these questions:

What images can you picture from this description?

What sensory words does the writer use?

What emotions come to mind as you read the description?

What would you add or change to make the visualization more effective for you?


My visualization journal entry 10

MY VISUALIZATION(JOURNAL ENTRY 10)

I get a huge grin on my face and start laughing out loud.

I remember a waitress at a barbecue place in North Carolina. When she came to take away my plate, I showed her some lyrics I'd written on a napkin. "You're going to hear this on the radio one day. It’s called ‘A Mama Who Will Stay,’" I told her. Riding in my car, I chuckle out loud, reach over and turn the volume up a bit. A feeling of tremendous satisfaction washes through me like a warm breeze. My dream has come true!

I am driving down a back road in the Appalachian foothills, listening to a country music station. It's a beautiful day, sun glistening on autumn leaves, air crisp and clean. I roll down the window and feel the wind on my arm, take another sip of Mountain Dew. After a classic Emmylou Harris song, the DJ announces, "Here's a new song from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, off their latest album. This one's called 'A Mama Who Will Stay.' I think you're gonna like it."


Visualization

VISUALIZATION

What images can you picture from this description?

What sensory words does the writer use?

What emotions come to mind as you read the description?

What would you add or change to make the visualization more effective for you?

Remember these suggestions when you write your own visualization.


Four keys to visualization

FOUR KEYS TO VISUALIZATION

Relax

Use Present Tense

Use All Five Senses

Feel the Feelings


One student s story amanda schmeling

ONE STUDENT'S STORY:Amanda Schmeling

For you, what is the most interesting or useful aspect of Amanda's story? Be prepared to explain your choice.


Self motivation at work

SELF-MOTIVATION AT WORK

Create a list of jobs (paid or unpaid) you’ve had in your life.

Pair up.

Partner A: Share the list of jobs you've had, describing what you liked or disliked about each one.

Partner B: Based on this information, identify careers you think your partner may find motivating.

Reverse Roles and repeat Steps 3 & 4.


Applying the concept

APPLYING THE CONCEPT

Compare these two goal statements:

By September 30th, I will obtain a high paying job with the fastest growing company in our metropolitan area.

Beginning May 1st and continuing for ten weeks, I will send a letter of inquiry and my resume to five employers each week.

Analyze both goals using the five criteria of the

DAPPS Rule.

What are the pluses and minuses of each goal statement?


Believing in yourself writing a personal affirmation

BELIEVING IN YOURSELF:WRITING A PERSONAL AFFIRMATION

FOCUS QUESTIONS

What personal qualities will you need to achieve your dreams?

How can you strengthen these qualities?


Affirmation milling

AFFIRMATION MILLING

With your affirmation on a card, walk around the room meeting people for 90 seconds.

Greet one person at a time saying, “Hi, I’m [your name], and I’m a [your affirmation].” Your partner says, “Yes, you are.” And you say, “I know!” Now reverse roles and repeat the same exchange.

Find new partners and repeat Step 2.

As you say and hear affirmations, be very aware of your inner conversation as well as how you feel. Be prepared to report your full experience.


Empowering your affirmation

EMPOWERING YOUR AFFIRMATION

1. Repeat your affirmation.

(Several times a day.)

2. Dispute your Inner Critic.

(Remember a time when you demonstrated a

quality in your affirmation.)

3. Align your words and deeds.

(Each time your actions demonstrate a

quality, you strengthen both the quality and

your belief in possessing the qualities.)


One student s story donna ludwick

ONE STUDENT'S STORY:Donna Ludwick

What did Donna do to help overcome her doubts and fears about succeeding in college?

What doubts or fears do you have about your ability to do academic work successfully…or any other ability?

How could you apply what Donna did to overcome your own doubts or fears?


Embracing change

EMBRACING CHANGE

From the list of nine options, choose the one you think would be most helpful to you.

Organize into groups of people who all chose the same option.

Explain the reason for your choice, any challenges you expect, and how you will overcome them.

Team up with one or more “accountability partners.” Commit to reminding, encouraging, and checking progress with each other.


Wise choices in college

WISE CHOICES IN COLLEGE

What is your level of motivation to do well in college? Be honest!

How will learning effective study strategies increase your motivation?

Knowing effective study strategies increases your expectations of success. (Remember, V x E = M)


Wise choices in college1

WISE CHOICES IN COLLEGE

Examine the strategies in the "Before Taking Notes" section. Which of these are actions you already do? Which of the others do you think would help you the most to improve your academic performance?

2. Repeat Step 1 for the "While Taking Notes" and "After Taking Notes" sections.

3. Choose one strategy from each section and make a personal commitment to use these three strategies consistently for one week.


Becoming an active learner

BECOMING AN ACTIVE LEARNER

In pairs, create a concept map for Chapter 3, placing the Key Concept at the center. (Hint: The Key Concept is found in the chapter title.)

Now add Main Ideas…then any Secondary Ideas.

Now add Major and Minor Supporting Details.

Compare your concept map with one created by another pair of students. What can you learn from theirs?


Review summary

REVIEW & SUMMARY

What does the motivation formula reveal about self-motivation?

Which aspect of the DAPPS rule do you think is the most important?

How does visualization contribute to self-motivation and achieving goals?

How does a personal affirmation influence your expectation of success?


Key choices for discovering self motivation

KEY CHOICES FOR DISCOVERING SELF-MOTIVATION

Committing to

Your Goals

& Dreams

Designing a

Compelling

Life Plan

Creating

Inner

Motivation


Ticket out

TICKET OUT

What aspect of discovering self-motivation seems most challenging to you? Why?


Strategies for creating success in college and in life

End

Chapter

Three


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