Welcome Back to Seminar!

Anagram Activity

Anagrams are words that can be rearranged to form other words. For example, "tablet" can be rearranged to spell "battle", and "rescue" can become "secure". Some people tend to think verbally and are really good at solving anagrams! What does your ability (or inability) to solve anagrams say about your overall ability as a college student? How does this relate to themes you've discussed in your Sociology and Composition classes (power, equality, etc.)? We'll find out!

Self-Exploration: Motivation

I've asked for feedback about your college experience thus far, and one very consistent theme is trouble maintaining motivation. That can be a real challenge for college students, and it may become more difficult as you continue your educational journey. That said, lots of students stay motivated throughout their college years and are able to graduate and be successful. How do they do it?

Today, we'll look at sources of motivation and how you can determine the best way to motivate yourself.

  • What is "intrinsic motivation"? How can it help me succeed?
  • What is "extrinsic motivation"? How can it help me succeed?
  • Who are my role models? Why do these people inspire me?
  • How can I create a plan to stay motivated throughout my college career?

Announcements and Reminders

  • Countdown to third exam (November 10): 14 days! What are you doing to prepare?
  • Walk for Mental Health: Saturday, October 29, 2016
  • Freshman registration: Friday, November 4, 2016
  • Drop date: Friday, November 11, 2016