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During this course, you will keep a journal reflecting on your thoughts about the topic we explore each week. Please use the prompts to guide your reflection.

· Complete the Employable Skills Self-Efficacy Survey for Psychology MajorsPreview the document and score each domain.

· Which domains indicate your strongest employable skills (highest scores)? In what ways were you surprised by these scores?

· How have you developed these strengths throughout your courses in your psychology program? Give an example to illustrate your answer. 

· Which domains indicate your weakest employable skills (lowest scores)? Explain why these scores seem accurate or inaccurate?

· Given the results of this survey, what is your plan to develop your weaker skills? How are these skills relevant to your potential career path?

Journal is due by Sunday at 11:59pm.

Rubric

PSY 324 Reflection Essay Rubric

PSY    324 Reflection Essay Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is   linked to a Learning OutcomePreparation of reflection essay

25.0 to >23.0 pts

STRONG Reflection     Essay shows evidence of thorough preparation through reading or reflection.     Author speaks as one who has knowledge to share.

23.0 to >20.0 pts

PROFICIENT. Reflection     essay shows some evidence of preparation through reading or reflection.     Author speaks as one who has some knowledge to share.

20.0 to >18.0 pts

DEVELOPING. Reflection     essay shows little evidence of preparation through reading or reflection.

18.0 to >0 pts

BEGINNING. Reflection     Essay shows no evidence of preparation through reading or reflection.

25.0 pts

This criterion is   linked to a Learning OutcomeQuality of content

25.0 to >23.0 pts

Reflection essay     contains substantial information for reader. The entry addresses the focus     question(s) completely.

23.0 to >20.0 pts

Reflection essay     contains substantial information for reader. The entry addresses the focus     question(s).

20.0 to >18.0 pts

Reflection essay     contains minimal information for reader. The entry addresses the focus     question(s).

18.0 to >0 pts

Reflection essay     contains almost no information for reader. The entry does not address the     focus question(s).

25.0 pts

This criterion is   linked to a Learning OutcomePersonal reflection

25.0 to >23.0 pts

Reflection essay     conveys extensive evidence of a personal response to the focus question(s);     demonstrates the author’s growth through reflection on learning.

23.0 to >20.0 pts

Reflection essay     conveys evidence of a personal response to the focus question(s);     demonstrates the author is capable of reflecting on learning.

20.0 to >18.0 pts

Reflection essay     conveys little evidence of a personal response to the focus question(s).

18.0 to >0 pts

Reflection essay shows     no personal response to the focus question(s).

25.0 pts

This criterion is   linked to a Learning OutcomeConventions

25.0 to >23.0 pts

Reflection essay shows     few, if any errors in standard written English that do not interfered with     understanding.

23.0 to >20.0 pts

Reflection essay may     have some errors in standard written English that rarely interfere with     understanding.

20.0 to >18.0 pts

Reflection essay has     several kinds of errors in standard written English that interfere with     understanding.

18.0 to >0 pts

Reflection essay has     frequent and severe errors in standard written English that interfere with     understanding.

25.0 pts

Total Points: 100.0

Employable Skills Self-Efficacy Survey for Psychology Majors

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements using these options:

123456
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeSomewhat DisagreeSomewhat AgreeAgreeStrongly Agree

_____ 1. I feel comfortable working in group settings.

_____ 2. I would rather be the person who gets to lead a group project.

_____ 3. People easily understand what I mean when I am talking to them.

_____ 4. I struggle to manipulate numbers in a spreadsheet.

_____ 5. Writing is not a strong skill for me.

_____ 6. I can easily think of ways for testing my research questions.

_____ 7. I prefer not to volunteer for more than I have to already do.

_____ 8. I can persuasively present my ideas through my writing.

_____ 9. My mind seems to go blank when I have to speak in front of a group of people.

_____ 10. I have difficulty delegating when working in groups.

_____ 11. I feel uncomfortable in professional settings.

_____ 12. I have trouble evaluating the quality of information I get from publications.

_____ 13. I struggle to gather the information from reliable sources.

_____ 14. People often misunderstand my point when reading my writing.

_____ 15. I have difficulty planning a project from start to finish.

_____ 16. I typically remember all information I read.

_____ 17. Others sometimes believe that I can be somewhat unreliable in meeting deadlines.

_____ 18. My mind tends to wander when someone is verbally telling me what needs to be done.

_____ 19. It is easy for me to follow written directions.

_____ 20. I can easily use software to create tables and graphs to effectively display information.

_____ 21. I am eager to learn new information.

_____ 22. When I have multiple projects, I can easily set priorities.

_____ 23. I do what it takes to finish a project even if I do not find it enjoyable.

_____ 24. I often have difficulty verbally expressing my thoughts to others.

_____ 25. I can easily fit into any group work setting.

_____ 26. It is easy for me to use the scientific approach when solving problems.

_____ 27. Professional writing is easy for me.

_____ 28. I am easily overwhelmed by data.

_____ 29. It is difficult for me to remember information I only hear.

_____ 30. I am confident whenever I need to a lead a group project.

_____ 31. I know where to find relevant information from good sources when I need it.

_____ 32. It is easy for me to find the information that I need using search engines such as Google.

_____ 33. It is easy for me to follow verbal directions.

_____ 34. I am an effective leader in group settings.

_____ 35. I usually understand information that I read.

_____ 36. I like having opportunities to improve my leadership skills.

_____ 37. I am comfortable learning to use new technology when working on a project.

_____ 38. I am not sure what it means to dress “professionally.”

_____ 39. I typically comprehend information that someone tells me verbally.

_____ 40. It is easy for me to integrate information from a wide of variety of sources.

_____ 41. I struggle to manage my time.

_____ 42. I rarely procrastinate when working on projects.

_____ 43. I prefer to work alone on projects.

_____ 44. It is easy for me to use data when making decisions.

_____ 45. I have trouble working in groups successfully.

_____ 46. I struggle with being self-motivated in my work.

_____ 47. I have the analytical skills to work with data.

_____ 48. I often feel lost when trying to read professional publications.

_____ 49. I can persuasively present my ideas in talking with others.

_____ 50. I think I do some of my best work in group settings.

_____ 51. I can easily organize information into a database.

SCORING KEY (NOTE: “r” indicates the item rating should first be reverse-coded. To reverse code, please calculate the number on the opposite end of the likert scale. For example, on the writing skills subscore you are to calculate the mean of 5r, 8, 14r, and 27. To get the “reverse-code score for 5r and 14r, you will match the selection in the reverse. If you selected “Agree 4” for 5r, the reverse score would be ‘2’.)

If you selected the number in the top row for reverse-code questions, you would select the number at the bottom in your calculations:

123456
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeSomewhat DisagreeSomewhat AgreeAgreeStrongly Agree

Reverse= 6 5 4 3 2 1

Communication Skills

Writing Skills Subscore: _________ (Take mean of 5r, 8, 14r, & 27)

Speaking Skills Subscore: _________ (Take mean of Items 3, 9r, 24r, & 49)

Reading Skills Subscore: _________ (Take mean of Items 16, 19, 35, & 48r)

Listening Skills Subscore: _________ (Take mean of Items 18r, 29r, 33, & 39)

Overall Communication Skills Score: ____________ (Take mean of writing skills, speaking skills, reading, and listening skills items)

Analytical Inquiry Skills

Research Skills Subscore: _________ (Take mean of Items 6, 26, 28r, 44, & 47)

Information Literacy Skills Subscore: _________ (Take mean of Items 12r, 13r, 31, & 40)

Overall Analytical Inquiry Skills Score: ____________ (Take mean of research skills and information literacy skills items)

Collaboration Skills

Working in Groups Skills Subscore: _________ (Take mean of Items 1, 25, 43r, 45r, & 50)

Leadership Skills Subscore: _________ (Take mean of Items 2, 10, 30, 34, & 36)

Overall Collaboration Skills Score: ____________ (Take mean of working in groups skills and leadership skills items)

Professional Development Skills

Self-Management Skills Subscore: _________ (Take mean of Items 21, 22, 41r, & 42)

Professional Skills Subscore: _________ (Take mean of Items 7r, 11r, 15r, 17r, 23, 38r, & 46r)

Technology Skills Subscore: _________ (Take mean of Items 4r, 20, 32, 37, & 51)

Overall Professional Development Skills Score: ____________ (Take mean of working in self-management skills, professional skills, and technology skills items)