Self-assessing my expectations
To develop your profile, you need to take part in a self-assessment activity. We will present you with a series of statements that describe possible motivations or expectations that you may have for attending university in general or studying your intended or current degree in particular.
We ask you to rate, on a seven-point scale from 1 (not at all) to 7 (very), the extent to which each statement reflects your current thinking about going to university.
If you thought this statement didn’t reflect your attitude you might show this by using a lower number (closer to 1) on the scale. If you thought this statement strongly reflected your attitude you would show this by using a higher number (closer to 7) on the scale. Don’t spend too much time on each item, as your first reaction is probably the best one. Please answer all questions.
A quick word on the importance of your approach to self-assessment. Exercises like this are only useful to the extent that they are based on accurate information. It is easy to inflate or change your ratings to look good or give the answers that you think others would like. But remember:
- no one else will see your profile
- This is not an examination – there aren’t any right or wrong answers
- No one will use this information to grade you in any way
This is a helpful exercise where the aim is to provide yourself with accurate feedback that you will then be able to use to develop yourself and better manage your university experience.