, Research Paper
Frs. 101 Justin Walker
Prof. Squires Portfolio Entry 1
What I Expect from My School
I expect my school to help to the full extent to help me to reach my educational goals to the best of my ability. The professors, counselors, and other faculty should make themselves accessible for the student and not feel bothered if a student comes to them looking for help. The school should present information in a timely fashion and keep the students informed of changes and developments of the school. Professors and services should be understanding and be sensitive to the fact that these days students have more things on their minds including school. The faculty should try to make sure that all services are running smoothly and quickly and provide the needed help to students.
What My School Should Expect from Me
My school should expect me to be a dedicated student whose goal is to excel at his schoolwork. My school also should expect me to be a person that will try his best in all of his work, and even though I know that I have some pitfalls in my work, that I am not out trying to fail. My professors should expect me to be a respectful person but not a person that will be run over or to respectful not to question something that I feel needs attention. The school itself should expect me to be a student that likes to be involved and if there is a function I will try my best to be there and lend a hand or support.
If I know that all of my expectations are being met and I know that I am working to the best of my ability I know that I will have a successful college career ahead of me.
Portfolio Entry 5
Evaluating Reading and Study Skills
Ability to define reading purpose.
I have a good skill level of defining my reading purpose. At the moment I do not have any special things that I do to improve my ability to define my reading purpose but I could start to work on the area a little. To help to improve my reading ability I have set a goal to try to read out of a book of poems once a week and try to define the meaning of the poem. For a yearlong goal I would like to start back on my reading to help to improve my work on reading purpose.
Progress in increasing reading speed.
My reading speed also is at a level that I am happy with. I use the method of reading and comprehending more than one word at a time which helps me to get the main points of a reading and I get it done in a quick and efficient way. I really do not have any goals that I have set to work on these skills.
Progress in increasing reading comprehension.
I feel that I also have good reading comprehension skills also. I usually can gain an understanding of a reading in as little as one reading of the topic. I really do not have to look at something more than once especially when I am writing an essay. I read a topic and just start to writing especially if I already know the material.
My vocabulary building skills can use some improvement. I have an above average vocabulary but I can improve on that to help it. My short term goals for improvement is reading the newspaper everyday. I read every section of the newspaper to help to build my vocabulary and my knowledge of current events.
Participation in study groups
I really do not like to use study groups because I learn in different ways than other people do. I would rather work by myself and work on my own pace. If I am with a group I will be more tempted to play around and not get anything done. So I really try to stay with the system that I already have in place for myself.
Ability to understand and use visual aids
I do not use visual aids that much but I do want to start utilizing these aspects of my work. My short-term goal is to use a visual aid in my next presentation in which it is not already provided in. My long-term goal is to try to insert a visual aid in all of my presentations that go before a class.
Portfolio Entry 6
9902 Poplar Street
Lanham, MD 20706
April 1, 1999
Mr. John Jackson
International Radio Company
500 Connecticut Ave.
Aspen, Alaska 23165
Dear Mr. Jackson:
After reading the description of the type of person you were looking for to fill your head disc jockey position, I knew that the job was for me. I have always had a personality that people just automatically gravitate to. I have always had a presence that some people see as arrogance but it is actually a high level of confidence that I am exhibiting. I am a very humorous person and I always make myself approachable to others.
I can not think of another field that would be a better fit for me than broadcast. Even as a little child I have been exposed to talking to large groups of people and having to get them to listen to me. It was not always easy but I always achieved the goal that I was trying reach. I have been in numerous plays and programs that allow me to access my creative side and use my people skills to get an audience interested in whatever I am talking about. I also think that my knowledge of audio/visual equipment makes me a natural for broadcast work. I have worked in my church as an audio and visual assistant and I have also been in a radio station working with a well-known radio personality. I also am an English major with an interest in writing, which can help me to be a part of writing material.
With the skills that I posses and my magnetic personality I feel that I would be a perfect fit for the position. It would only be a great professional relationship with my coworkers and I and there will always be a fun time at work. I look forward to hearing from you and your company. Thank you for your time.
Portfolio Entry 9
Personal Health Record
Health insurance plan and policy numbers- Willse & Associates, INC
Important phone #?s- Dr. Bhoragh
Immunizations- Polio, Mumps, and Tetanus: I have had all of my shots.
Surgery- I have had back surgery to remove a benign tumor from my spinal cord.
Hospitals stays- In the hospital for a day and a half for surgery recovery.
Illnesses and/or diseases- None
Family health history- I do not know. I am adopted and have no knowledge of family health history.
Chronic health problems- Allergies
Vision- I need glasses but I do not know my actual statistics.
Prescriptions used regularly and why- none
The test on page 340 really does not apply to me. I don?t drink nor do any type of drug.
Portfolio Entry 10
My financial aid package right now consists of a loan from Bowie State. I have a Stafford loan on which I pay back monthly.
I have a bank account with Bank of America. It is a student checking account on which I do not have to pay any fees as long as I keep money in the bank.
No other nonacademic loans
I do not posses any credit cards at the moment and have never had any.
AMC Academy 14 Movie Theaters.
Wages- Started at 4.25 Ended with 5.35
I was responsible for keeping the concession stand in order and supervising the work of other workers.
May 96-Oct. 97
Old Navy Clothing Store
Wages- $6.00 an hour
Responsible for assisting customers and keeping the merchandise straight
Wages- $7.00 an hour
I perform any tasks that are asked of me to be done.
May 99- present
Guy tim 99