Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Exercise 7.6

Self-Assessment: Your Learning Preference

Scale 1----Extraversion or Introversion
  • I prefer quiet and time to consider things--E
  • I prefer talking to people when doing mental work--I
  • I often act quickly, sometimes with ittle reflectiong--I
  • I prefer to understand the idea of a task and to do work alone r with just a few people--I
  • I want to know what other people expect of me--E
# of E's: 2 #of I's: 3

Scale 2----Sensing or Intuition
  • I usually pay most attention to experience and what something is--S
  • I prefer to use my imagination to come up with different ways and possibilities to do things--I
  • I like solving new problems. I dislike doing the same thing over and over--I
  • I enjoy learning new skills more than practicing old skills--I
  • I am patient with details, but impatient when details become complicated--S
# of S's: 2 #of I's: 3

Scale 3----Thinking or Feeling
  • I prefer to ise ligoc when making decisions--T
  • I expect to be treated with justice and fairness--T
  • I am usually very aware of other people's feelings--F
  • I feel unsettled by arguments and conflicts; I prefer harmony among people--F
  • I often can predict how others will feel--F
# of T's: 2 #of F's: 3

Scale 4----Judging or Perceiving
  • I prefer to make a plan and to have things settled and decided ahead of time--J
  • I deal easily with unplanned and unexpectd happenings--P
  • I prefer to start many projects, though I may have trouble completing all of them--P
  • I usually have my mind made up and may decide things too quickly--J
  • I live by making changes to do with problems as they come along--P
#of J's: 2 #of P's: 3

Scoring Preferenses
Scale 1: 2 Extraversion(E) or 3 Introversion(I)
Scale 2: 2 Sensing(S) or 3 Intuition(N)
Scale 3: 2 Thinking(T) or 3 Feeling(F)
Scale 4: 2 Judging(J) or 3 Perceiving(P)

My four-letter type INFP

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I do not do drugs but there are people I know who do and what they think:
  • pros: relaxing, not as serious as other drugs, can be used as medical drug, socialization
  • cons: can become addicting, harmful to lungs, illegal
  • pros: pleasure, stress reliever, fun
  • cons: leaves a smell on everything, addicting, causes lung cancer, have many medical complications, complexion of skin and teeth turn gross, loose voice, obtain a cough
  • pros: fun, tastes good, makes you feel good, warm, fuzzy, moderate and low amounts can help heart/dehydration
  • cons: hungover, impaired vision and reaction, damaging liver
Coffee is not a drug but addictive
  • pros: improving long-term memory, alertness, stimulates the bowels
  • cons: addicting, raise blood pressure and heart rate
Ny-quill even if not sick
  • pros: get a good night sleep when sick
  • cons: contains alcohol and can be addictive when sick or not sick
Pain killers prescribed by doctors like vicodin
  • pros: reduces pain, relaxes the muscles and mind
  • cons: overdose can be fatal, addictive.

Music List #4

List five songs that mention sex/drugs in the lyrics:

1. Herojuana- NOFX
2. Blaze It- Bone Thugs and Harmony
3. Rough Rider- Knock Out
4. We Are All on Drugs- Weezer
5. Express Yourself- N.W.A.

Out of these 5 songs that I found in my musical library my favorite has to number 1, Herojuana by NOFX because this is one of my favorite bands and in the song they talk about how drugs are just drugs and don't judge. People are going to do drugs.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Study Tip #6

When doing homework start with the hardest or most important assignment and work down towards the easiest/less important because then you will be happier that you accomplished your tasks. When you do the easiest one last you always feel like that whole homework time was easy.

Exercise 6.6

Cultural Geography
1. My teachers cognitive level of development
  • attitude/behavior toward students: facilitator
  • instructional methods used: mostly lectures
  • types of assignments/activities:independent reading and exercises
  • types of examination: multiple choice, true/false, matching
  • course policies: mandatory class attendance
  • teaching styles: allows for opinions
2. My cognitive level of development
  • attitude toward teacher: respectful and attentive, always at class
  • I am comfortable with the teaching methods
  • I do not complete the readings but I always do the assignments
  • I do my best on my assignments and it reflects on my grade
  • I complete and pass my tests in this class
  • I am comfortable with the class policies
3. This can be useful because then we both are on the same path of what we want to accomplish during class time and we respect each other. This can hinder my learning if their is an area where I do not enjoy or disagree with.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

MUSE workshop #1

When I went to the nutrition workshop I thought there was going to be a lot of facts thrown at me. What I got from the workshop was a lot of helpful information and ideas to change my diet. We did this Nutrition Scorecard that tallied up what you ate on the previous day. It added points to how much good food I ate and subtracted points for the bad food I ate. Something that I thought was really interesting was that timing is everything when you eat. Timing your diet and eating the right proportions will increase your metabolism, helps with digesting easier, and it controls your appetite. Everyone knows that we need to eat portions according to the food pyramid. It is true and when I do not eat like the pyramid I notice my bad attitude and health, but when I eat the way the pyramid plans out I feel better about my self and I am more active in the day. What I also learned was super foods. Super foods are foods that are high in protein and high in vitamins, some examples are the following: sweet potatoes, tomatoes, fate free/1% milk, broccoli, wild salmon, whole grains, brown rice, citrus fruits, squash, and bok choy. I actually learned a lot by going to this workshop and I enjoyed leaning about what I eat.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Interesting part in Fever

In chapter 2 of Fever, on page 38-39, there is a part that is interesting to me. When girl groups started to form there was a lot more attention brought around sex. In the mid-sixties the mainstream of rock was getting more involved in expressing ideas about sex. This is interesting because I did not think that girl groups started this, i always though it was guy singers that started singing about sex. The Rolling Stones did start singing about sex, but women groups did bring the songs into motion. The "sexy" music also traveled into movies and magazines.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Study Tip #5

Always plan ahead when test are going to be so that you are ready for studying and not cramming at the last minute. And plan when you will study.

4 year plan

My four year plan will consist of the following: the classes I will be taking, where I will live, my major, and what jobs I will have.

My major is Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management. I will receive a BS in this major. The classes that I need to complete to complete the program consists of 120 units. 48 of the units are consisting of general education. Physical Education is 2 units. I have to take supporting courses for my major which consists of 11 units, classes like business and nutrition. There are 59 requirements for the major. There are the core courses that are all the HRTM classes. which takes up 32 of the 59. The other 27 are electives that I need to take. If i want to complete all of these units in time i need to take 15 units each semester. Their is a advising form that I found on the website where you can go to here and click on the advising form. This form shows what classes should be done when.
The classes that I have been doing so far and for the next few semesters is GE. Next semester I am going to take my intro to HRTM which I am excited for.
I recently live at home and I plan on living here for awhile so that I can save up money to move out when I am ready too. I want to move out my 3 year of college. I have a job now where I make good money and it is in a really convenient location for me. I do want a job/internship in my major when I take my core lasses so that I can put something on my resume.

Music Memory #2

Music is apart of everyone’s life and what they listen to be what brings out their own personality. As for my personal choice for music I still have to find it because I am still growing up and have not found my niche of what music I like. I think I have found it in alternative, indie, and punk music because I like the underground bands and listening to music for me and not for what people want me to listen too. As for the two people that I interviewed there musical taste was completely different from mine because of the era that they grew up in.
I interview my Grandmother who was born in 1928 and the era when she would be listening to music most would be in the late 1940’s early 1950”s. The bands that she really liked were the Glen Miller band, The Andrews Sisters, and Benny Goodman. My grandma said that they would listen to the big band orchestras. My grandma said she did not go to any concerts when she was younger because she never got the chance to go to any concerts. Her taste in music has not changed because she still listens to the big band music and it has not really changed.
The other person that I interviewed was my Aunt Marsha. She was born in 1950 and the era that she would be mostly listening to music would be the late 1960”S and early 1970”s. The music that my aunt listened to was the mainstream type of music in that time. The popular rock bands that were played a lot on the radio and featured on television. Some of the bands that she listened to were the Beatles, the Mamas and the Papas, and the Beach Boys. She told me that when she was eighteen she went to a few concerts and none of the bands that she remembers going to see was the Mamas and the Papas. She does not really listen to this music anymore or really listened to different music in general. She told me that she is past that stage in life where music is all about who you are, but this type of music will always be apart of her.
Looking at these three generations of my family I have realized that we are not that very different in what kind of music we like. When I had the opportunity to interview my grandma and aunt we went through their old LP’s and we got to listen to some of them. The style of music that my grandma like and my aunt like, I like as well but the 21st century version. My taste in music comes from these styles such as indie, ska, punk, and alternative. My family and I are not so different from each other and we have the same style in other things as well. Not only does my grandma and aunt have these music choices, I know that most of all of my family has the same taste in music, otherwise how would be a family if we did not like the same things?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Exercise 5.4

Are you Committed?

1. Your thoughts and feelings about the institution you attend:
  • Are you proud to be a student there? Yes
  • Is it important that your degree comes from this institution? Yes
  • Do you feel a sense of belonging; in other words, is this institution a good fit for you? Not really because I do not live on campus so I do not know a lot about it.
  • Have you relinquished your bonds to your former school and now transferred your loyalties to this one? Yes on leaving high school behind but no on the new school yet because like I said before I do not know the school very well yet.
  • Are you comfortable in your dealings with the faculty, the staff, and other students? Not yet because I am still trying to find the right niche for me and what works best for me.
2. Your goals for attending college:
  • What is your main goal for attending college? To be top of my major class and graduate with hing grades so that I can get a good job.
  • Have you made a clear choice of a major or selected program of study? Yes, Hospitality.
  • Is it important for you to have a college degree or to get a certifies in a particular program? Yes
  • Will attending college result in a better job or change in career? Yes
  • Have you investigate graduate/professional programs? No I have not.
  • Have you completed any internships or volunteered or worked part-time in a field related to your academic goal? No
  • What are your academic ambitions. including GPA and honor societies? I want to maintain a 3.5 GPA
3. Support from family members:
  • Does your family support your desire to attend college? Yes
  • If you life at home, do they make it possible for you to study? Yes
  • Do they help you financially? Yes

Exercise 5.1

Self Assessment: My Commitment and Involvement
Almost Always Sometimes Almost Never
5 4 3 2 1

1. I tend to keep promises I make to my self. 5
2. I tend to keep promises I make to others. 5
3. I do not need others to make me honor my commitments. 4
4. I like setting realistic academic goals for the semester. 5
5. I look at difficult college course as a challenge and growth opportunity. 3
6. I feel a strong sense of commitment to my college institution. 4
7. I attend all my classes regularly. 5
8. I meet with my instructors on a regular basis outside of class. 1
9. I study regularly and enough to be successful in college. 4
10. I seek out others who can help me to be successful in college. 3
11. I am appropriately involved in collegiate extracurricular activities. 1
12. I like being a college student. 5