HELP! Human Dev. assignment

  1. I have an assignment due tonight that I'm not sure I completely understand. Here's the assignment:


    Personal Application 1: Who are You?

    Think about human development by focusing on yourself and your experiences.When we think about human development, we often do so in terms of a person's life story. When we read the summary of someone's experiences, it creates an image of who they are and the road they traveled to get there. Our interest in human behavior is generated by the history each one of us has, and the role it has played in creating the individual we are.
    Instructions for Students: Write your own profile, and begin your journey into the realm of life-span development with a description of your own life's journey. How would you be written up to this point in your life? What is your background, and what have you experienced that would tell the story of whom you've become? Why do you believe certain aspects of your life have influenced who you are. Have you experienced any major events/experiences that you don't think impacted the person you've become. To what do you attribute your strengths? Your weaknesses?




    I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do. I have something typed up but it reads like a story, not a "profile." I guess I'm not sure what a profile is supposed to be or sound like. I hope someone can help quickly! I have to sleep for a while today (night shift last night and tonight) and this is due by 10pm. Thanks for helping!

    Christina
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  3. by   SummerGarden
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    I have an assignment due tonight that I'm not sure I completely understand. Here's the assignment:
    From a student point of view I want to say that I took Human Development. Your best bet is to contact the instructor immediately and get clarification!!!! Human Development classes are not universally taught. So I do not know how anyone on here will be able to tell you what your instructor is looking for in your response unless he/she is taking the same class from the same professor and has gained clarification already.

    From a professor point of view I want to say that doing this assignment at the last minute is not a good idea. Yes, I am sure you know this, but you did it anyway. So, your professor (if available) might think that since you waited until the last minute to gain clarification, you do not deserve a response. I am not this way, but I have had many professors who are this way. They think that a "lack of planning on your part is not an emergency on my part."

    In any case, don't worry. Try your best to interpret and complete the assignment on time. If you are wrong, your professor can give you feedback that will help you with future assignments. Good luck.
  4. by   lisabeth
    Quote from paccookie
    I have an assignment due tonight that I'm not sure I completely understand. Here's the assignment:



    Personal Application 1: Who are You?


    Think about human development by focusing on yourself and your experiences.When we think about human development, we often do so in terms of a person's life story. When we read the summary of someone's experiences, it creates an image of who they are and the road they traveled to get there. Our interest in human behavior is generated by the history each one of us has, and the role it has played in creating the individual we are.
    Instructions for Students: Write your own profile, and begin your journey into the realm of life-span development with a description of your own life's journey. How would you be written up to this point in your life? What is your background, and what have you experienced that would tell the story of whom you've become? Why do you believe certain aspects of your life have influenced who you are. Have you experienced any major events/experiences that you don't think impacted the person you've become. To what do you attribute your strengths? Your weaknesses?




    I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do. I have something typed up but it reads like a story, not a "profile." I guess I'm not sure what a profile is supposed to be or sound like. I hope someone can help quickly! I have to sleep for a while today (night shift last night and tonight) and this is due by 10pm. Thanks for helping!

    Christina
    Probably what they are wanting is a look at your life, at certain ages, stages, etc. I really enjoyed that class alot because at 42, I have already been through many of those stages at about the ages that it discusses. It is a way to look back and see how your circumstances have shaped the person you have become. People change all throughout life, and each thing you go through helps to make those changes. Getting married changes you, having children changes you and believe me, divorce CHANGES you.
    Those are just a short discription of a profile.
    Hope that helps, and I am sure others may have other ideas.
  5. by   Daytonite
    one of the things you are supposed to be learning in this class is what the life tasks are at the various ages of the life span. 26 is still kind of young along the life span, but there are still tasks that the mid-20s adult is supposed to be accomplishing. what are those? check your textbook? you successfully went through your teenage years and young adult years. look up the life tasks of those ages and compare yourself to them.

    now, that you've told a story about yourself, you will want to focus on analyzing how what happened in that story of yourself has in some way met those developmental life tasks in your textbook and what wisdom you've gained from them. this is most likely what your instructor is looking for; not just the deeds you've done, but what wisdom you've gained from them. it is this kind of analysis and application of the theory that separates college students from plain old high school graduates. this shows the instructors that you are thinking about the information in the course and able to apply it to your own situation.

    now, do this analysis part, edit for grammar and other errors and get your "a".
  6. by   paccookie
    Thanks everyone! That is pretty much what I thought and that's what I've written so far. I just need to fine tune it and it's done. This is one of my online classes and so far it's going well. I don't intentionally wait until the last minute to do my assignments, but sometimes that's unavoidable considering I work full time, attend school full time and I have a family to worry about too. Most of the students at my school are in the same sort of sitautions since this is a commuter school. I think they said the average aged student is 28 years old. The professors are usually understanding as long as things are turned in on time.

    Christina
  7. by   lisabeth
    Quote from paccookie
    Thanks everyone! That is pretty much what I thought and that's what I've written so far. I just need to fine tune it and it's done. This is one of my online classes and so far it's going well. I don't intentionally wait until the last minute to do my assignments, but sometimes that's unavoidable considering I work full time, attend school full time and I have a family to worry about too. Most of the students at my school are in the same sort of sitautions since this is a commuter school. I think they said the average aged student is 28 years old. The professors are usually understanding as long as things are turned in on time.

    Christina
    I hope you like the class as much as I did. The only part I didnt care for was all the different perspectives. I really wish we had had projects like that though cause I think it would have required more of the deep thinking. It was mainly lectures/study guides.
  8. by   greenfiremajick
    Maybe you could do something where you are describing and detailing different decades in your life?









    Running Head: COMFORT
    Comfort Zone
    Traci Borgmeyer
    MBA9010: Professional Effectiveness: Stretch, Impact, Reposition
    Martha Lasley
    Capella University











    Comfort Zone
    While thinking back on my previous decades of experiences, it seemed a bit overwhelming to name just a few instances in which I "stretched" myself. During my first decade, I did many things that the average child accomplishes in the first ten years of life. I learned to walk, talk, run, and swim. There were some scary and funny moments during this first decade of my life. For instance, I overcame asthma; afterwards learning how to run quite fast when being pursued by angry grown men who owned the brand new car at which my cousin and I had flung rocks at the windshield. Did I mention this was a brand new station wagon being driven home from the car dealership showroom floor?
    My second decade encompassed many happenings which forced me to leave my comfort zone and to grow accustomed to new beginnings and taking leaps of faith. During this time I sang in public for the first time, stood up to an abusive step father, got married, moved to a small apartment in Chicago, IL. and quickly got divorced. Before the divorce, I had to move back home to live with my parents for a month until I got my next apartment. Moving involved packing two cardboard boxes full of two things: my clothes and my Grandma's porcelain shoe collection she had entrusted to me.
    I am currently in my third, (and I believe my most satisfying so far) decade. I still have fears and worries but I have learned to be brave--Not without some uncertainty, but definitely possessed with a more ferocious hunger for exploration and driving need to express myself. So far, this decade has included a wonderful fourteen year marriage to a beautiful man that I married in my second decade, the fostering and adoption of three beautiful kids and buying my first home. This was the decade in which I truly learned what responsibility means; how to become the parent and not the child. I also experienced the life of a truck driver for five years after obtaining my Commercial Driver's License.

    During my forthcoming decades, I will continue to hunger; to possess the desire to learn and experience everything life has to offer. Life's offerings may be unknown to me now, but the desire will guide me there. These decades are not fully planned, nor should they be; they do include running a marathon, publishing a book, becoming an accomplished healthcare administrator eventually moving into an executive director position. To do these things, I plan to remain healthy, both physically and mentally. In addition, I want to run a marathon, try skydiving, travel extensively and most importantly, watch my kids grow into self possessed, responsible, and successful adults; happy to be alive.
    In order to continue my drive towards life it is necessary that I plan my educational endeavors with Capella in regards to my MBA. It is vital that I make plans to balance work, family, and school. I need to be successful in all three of those areas in order to reach all of my goals. I also find it important to maintain a high grade point average. Finally, one of my courageous actions will involve approaching upper management and discussing and working with them on the new methodologies and tools I have been given thus far and in the future while attending Capella classes.
    I plan to be a bold and influential leader in the healthcare arena; a leader that is respected for their ability to lead selflessly. In order to do that, it is crucial for me to continue to be open to feedback and to continuously be ready to analyze my strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and threats. After all, as Drucker (1999) has stated "Successful careers today are not planned out in advance. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they have asked themselves those questions, and they have rigorously assessed their unique characteristics."


    References

    Drucker, P.F.. (1999). Harvard Business Review. Managing oneself, Vol. 77 Issue 2, p64-74. Retrieved on August 8, 2006 from: http://ezproxy.library.capella.edu/l...buh&an=1613189.


    Draw 7 concentric cirles and list each decade with a short blurb about yourself and the things you have accomplished....This is how I did a part of one of my assignments....

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