Three criteria’s that I believe I fall into when describing my own sense of competences would be my ability to develop greater proficiency as a self-regulated learner, leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems/complete tacks/accomplish goals, and the ability to exercise sound reasoning in order to analyze issues/make decisions, and overcome problems. Firstly, let us examine the criteria of the first ability– to develop greater proficiency as a self-regulated learner– which truly defines the type of student that I am. I envision myself as a self-regulated learner because I always organize time. For instance, during the first and second week of school every semester since freshman year, I took a planner and wrote every assignment, test/quiz, study session and times I could attend office hours for each class. It is common for me to find different avenues to avoid falling behind in my classes/studies. Lastly, following the plans set and staying productive during the week is essential to becoming proficient as a self-regulated learner.
The second criterion coincides perfectly with the first criteria; having the ability to leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems/complete tacks/accomplish goals. As a young adult in “Generation Z”, we are all about technology. When talking about myself, I can honestly say that I am addicted to my phone and computer. Although, over the years I have learned to efficiently use my phone and computer to layout strategies. For instance, I use the sticky-note app on my computer to display the office hours of my professors and I place physical sticky notes on my computer to display the assignments/quizzes/tests due for that week. I also use my phone to set reminders for weekly review sessions. Following my set plans, allows me to always complete tasks and accomplish goals.
The last criteria for having the ability to exercise sound reasoning in order to analyze issues/make decisions and overcome problems also relates to the first and second criteria. This last criterion can be displayed through my habits of planning. Overall, these three learning goals grant me the opportunity to manage my time well throughout the semesters.