BASIC SKILLS CREATIVE THINKING DECISION MAKING PROBLEM SOLVING SEEING THINGS IN THE MINDS EYE KNOWING HOW TO LEARN REASONING
READING Can I locate, understand, and interpret information from manuals, graphs, online resources, and schedules-to perform tasks?
WRITING How well do I communicate my thoughts, ideas, information, and messages in writing? Do I understand the difference between formal register and informal register when communicating?
ARITHMETIC How well do I make estimates in my head? Can I use whole numbers and percentages in practical situations? Do I have a sense of measurement for time, space, or distance?
MATHEMATICS Can I solve practical problems with mathematical techniques? Do I know how to figure how much carpet to buy? Do I know how much paint it would take to paint a room?
LISTENING RECEIVES ATTENDS INTERPRETS AND RESPONDS TO VERBAL MESSAGES
SPEAKING How well do I present information to others? Do I speak clearly and respond to listener feedback?
CREATIVE THINKING Uses imagination and combines ideas and information in new ways.
DECISION MAKING How well do I evaluate risks and choose the best alternatives? How often do my choices get me into trouble?
PROBLEM SOLVING Do I recognize when a problem exists? Do I know how to find the resources I need? Can I make a plan to solve it? Do I evaluate progress? Can I revise the plan if it doesnt work?
Seeing Things Through the Minds Eye Do I see the total picture? Do I see a building when I read a blueprint? Can I see the systems operation from the schematic or storyboard design?
KNOWING HOW TO LEARN How well do I take the foundation skills that have been provided to me for many years and apply them to new information? What kind of foundation do I really have?
REASONING Do I have logical thinking skills? Do I approach a problem with a plan? Am I able to see the next step to accomplish a goal?
BASIC SKILLS= ACADEMIC GRADES these are EASY TO MEASURE…. NOW ON TO the Most IMPORTANT SKILLS FOR SUCCESS.
PERSONAL QUALITIES RESPONSIBILITY SELF-ESTEEM SOCIAL SELF- MANAGEMENT INTEGRITY HONESTY
RESPONSIBILITY DO I EXERT A HIGH LEVEL OF EFFORT TO ACHIEVE A GOAL? Do I have a Good Work Ethic? WHAT ABOUT MY ENTHUSIASM? AM I PUNCTUAL IN ARRIVAL, ATTENDANCE, and for DEADLINES? ARE MY STANDARDS HIGH? DO I HAVE MATERIALS FOR CLASS? DO I PERSIST EVEN IF I THINK THE WORK IS HARD?
SELF-ESTEEM DO I BELIEVE IN MYSELF? WILL I LET OTHERS SEE MY SKILLS OR DO I HIDE WITH POOR BEHAVIOR? DO I REALIZE I INFLUENCE OTHERS? WILL I TRY TO DO THE RIGHT THING WHEN OTHERS DONT?
SOCIAL HOW DO I TREAT OTHERS? DO I TRY TO HELP OR BELITTLE? AM I ABLE TO RESPECT OTHERS?
SELF-MANAGEMENT DO I SET GOALS AND COMPLETE WORK? DO I EXHIBIT SELF-CONTROL? DO I PLAN WITH & UTILIZE TIMELINES? DO I RESPOND TO FEEDBACK WITHOUT GETTING DEFENSIVE?
INTEGRITY/HONESTY CAN I BE TRUSTED? IF ASKED TO GET A TASK DONE AND LEFT UNSUPERVISED, DO I WORK or GOOF OFF? DO I TELL THE TRUTH EVEN IF IT MIGHT BE UNCOMFORTABLE FOR ME?
You will be responsible for giving yourself a portion of your own SCANS grade in this class. To be successful adults in the work place you will learn to develop the SCANS skills that every employer wants.