Personal Growth Paper profile Discussion
Read the book
Weiten, W., Hammer, E., & Dunn, D. (2014). Adjust. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Self-Authorship Paper: (50 points) One part of Personal Growth is to reflect on your development in the course overall. You will do so by writing a 3-4 page paper; typed, double spaced, Times New Roman, font size 12 with 1 inch margins surrounding each page and follow APA style. You should have a minimum of 3 scholarly references that are cited throughout the paper, and included in an APA style reference list at the end of the paper.
For information about APA style see: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
The purpose of this paper is to develop a sense of your journey towards Self-Authorship, outline your personal self-development plan, and to incorporate what you have learned in the course into your life in a meaningful and productive way. In your paper you will attend to the following questions:
a. What is your definition of self-authorship?
b. How would you know when you had reached a point of self-authorship? Where do you think you are now (i.e., on a scale of 1-10, how self-authored are you)? PROVIDE EXAMPLES.
c. What are the three most important concepts in self-authorship? (hint hint! From PowerPoint!!!) How do you plan to achieve those in your own life? GIVE EXAMPLES. What concepts did you learn in this course that will assist you with this? GIVE EXAMPLES.
d. What resources will you need to achieve self-authorship? Are those resources in place now? Why or why not? How do you plan to get them if they are not in place now? GIVE EXAMPLES!
e. What are some barriers (systemic barriers, meaning barriers across many systems, such as personal barriers, family barriers, societal barriers) to you achieving self-authorship? What is your plan for removing or disposing of those barriers? Provide as much detail as possible in your plan.
Measurement Procedure: Students will be evaluated on the completeness of their reflection with regard to the topic area identified as well as the professionalism of the paper. This fulfills SLO 1, 2, 3, & 4. As a professional in any field, it is your responsibility to manage your time. NO LATE PAPERS WILL