We have seen that there are many diverse styles that lead to success in
science and mathematics. Describe the
*style* you find most rewarding.
Note that this should be the style that you find the most rewarding -
not the one that is necessarily the easiest for you
(While visualization is actually the most difficult for me,
I chose geometry as my specialization
because I really enjoy working in this area).
How would you describe the process of doing science and
mathematics to someone else?
How do you get the flashes of insight that you need to do science and
How does your mind work? Do you have a photographic memory?
Are you really good with numbers? Are you good at visualization?
Do you prefer to collaborate or instead mostly work by yourself?
How would you describe what science/mathematics
is and where it comes from?
What aspects of science/mathematics do you enjoy?
Be sure to include information related to the following:
Next give one specific example from this semester where an aspect of
your scientific/mathematical style caused a problem in at least one
aspect of one of your courses. Describe this problematic experience in
Then give one specific example from this semester
where an aspect of your scientific/mathematical style
positively affected the generation of
knowledge and led to your success in at least
one aspect of one of your courses. Describe this successful
experience in detail.
You may wish to be creative in the presentation of your personal
reflection - a movie file, a narrative or poem, written as a
newspaper interview, a newsletter, a PowerPoint presentation, etc, but
it must be something that you can turn in.
If it can be printed out, be sure that it is typed.
If it is a digital file, turn in a cd or dvd (or bring me a copy via a USB pen
drive in office hours) / post it on the WebCT bulletin board.
Be sure to satisfy the grading rubric.