Assessing Intellectual Skills
To help you keep track of your intellectual skills, begin to document them in the space provided. At least once a year at Hanover, try to list significant, specific examples of times in which you have demonstrated these intellectual skills. Aim to have 2 - 3 examples of each by the time you graduate.
Here is one that might fit under several categories: "In my American history class, I wrote a 10-page research paper that included an analysis and review of related literature."
Tips to build (and to learn to describe) your intellectual skills:
- Study! Prepare for your classes; don't wait for deadlines to get started. 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 your speeches and 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 the ways your skills are improving.
- Work with your academic advisor to identify the ways in which you are developing intellectual skills.