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These questions are offered as a guide as you work on your educational plan. If other questions or topics are more helpful, they can be substituted. If you and your advisor agree on some other format entirely, that’s permitted also. Final approval of your plan rests with your advisor. For samples of completed educational plans, click on the links at the left.
LOOKING BACK: Thinking about coming to college and your experience so far, considering academics, co-curricular activities, and the personal side of things.
What were you looking forward to in coming to college? How has your experience compared to your expectations?
What has helped or facilitated your success so far at Knox?
What have you enjoyed the most?
What barriers or difficulties have you dealt with in coming to college and/or in your life here at Knox? Have you been able to overcome these difficulties? How so? What difficulties are you currently coping with?
What has had the biggest impact on you?
What interests or talents have you discovered here? What previous interests or talents have you developed further?
What have you chosen for your major and minor fields? What factors contributed to these choices?
What connections can you see between different parts of your experience?
Is there any pattern that emerges from these reflections? Any signals of subjects and activities that are likely to engage your interest into the future?
LOOKING AHEAD: Thinking about the future.
Your next two years at Knox:
PLANS FOR COMPLETION OF GRADUATION GOALS:
|History and Social Science||________________________|
|Natural & Physical Sciences||________________________|
|Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning||________________________|
*(could be one minor, one additional major, or two minors)
Explain these choices and what connections you see between your fields, if any.
|Information literacy and|
|informed use of technology||________________________|
|Diversity (2 courses)||________________________|
Use your EDR (Educational Development Record) to review the list of courses you’ve already taken and to see how they are counting towards graduation goals. Your EDR is available in the Registrar section of My.Knox.
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