- How am I doing?
I think that, so far, I am doing really well in Science. For the formative that took place 3 weeks ago I got a 7, and for the summative that took place 2 weeks ago, I got an 8. For the summative that I got back yesterday, I got an 8 as well. These are the two highest scores available, and the fact that I improved from my formative to my summative is very satisfying for me.
- What am I good at?
I think that my strengths are doing well in assessments and taking part in group discussions.
- How do I know I am good at these things?
I find talking very easy. Whereas many people are scared to give presentations, I always love it to stand in front of the class and go on and on about the same subject. I also get lots of good marks in assessments. For example, the 7 in my formative and the 8 in both of my summative assessments.
- What do I need to work on?
I think I need to work on sometimes being quiet. I don’t always have to be the one talking. Secondly, I should work on writing lab reports quicker, as I normally end up finishing them for homework.
- How do I know that I need to work on these things?
I normally end up finishing lab reports at home, which I don’t like, and that is often because I get tired during a lesson and then find it hard to concentrate. I also notice that I hear my own voice more often than others, so I want to give them the chance to talk as well.
- What targets do I want to set myself?
My target is to let other people talk as well.
- How am I going to achieve these targets?
I don’t know if my target is achievable, since I am the biggest chatterbox in the world, but if I am aware of the people around me it should be possible.
- What time scale am I going to set myself to complete these targets
I want to have improved by my next science self-assessment.
- Are completing self-assessments like this useful for your development in Science?
Yes, I think it is handy and useful because by reflecting on a unit I know what to improve. Once I improve something I am a better person. A better person has more friends. And the more friends you have, the happier you are.