|You are developing your intellectual skills both in the classroom and through your extracurricular activities. When applying for internships and jobs, you will need to be able to describe and sell these intellectual skills to interviewers; they will find them valuable and distinctive once you have clearly made your case about them.|
Begin to document your intellectual skills in the space provided, list 3 significant examples of times in which you have demonstrated each intellectual skill. This example might fit under several categories: "In my history class, I wrote a 10-page research paper that included an analysis and review of related literature."Please save this page for your records!
- Google Chrome - Click Print, Change Destination and save as a PDF.
- Firefox - Click (Ctrl-S or CMD-S for Mac Users) to save the document.
- Internet Explorer - Install Google Chrome.
Tips to build (and to learn to describe) your intellectual skills:
- Study! Prepare for your classes; don't wait for deadlines. Take classes you have an interest in.
- Take advantage of office hours to discuss any academic questions or problems with your professors.
- Practice: write multiple drafts, practice speeches, ask for comments and feedback.
- Model your behaviors after people whose intellectual skills you respect and admire.
- Schedule ongoing meetings with a Learning Center tutor; note ways your skills are improving.
- Work with your academic advisor to identify the ways in which you are developing intellectual skills.
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