Some of the time that you spend on enrichment activities will be devoted to working on individual or small-group projects. I would like you to work on projects that are of interest to you, so it is necessary for you to do a little thinking to know what some of your interests might be.
A good way for you to get in touch with your interests is to think about some of the things you like to do now and also some of the things you might like to do if the given the opportunity. Some of the questions that follow will be “Imagine if...” questions, but keep in mind that their only purpose is to have you think about the choices you would make in an imaginary situation.
As you read the questions try not to think about the kinds of answers that your friends might write or how they might feel about your answers. Remember, no one will see your answers if you want to keep them confidential.
Do not try to answer the questions now. Read them over and think about them for a few days and then write your answers. Please do not discuss the questionnaire with others at this time. Sometimes we can be influenced by the opinions of others and this influence may prevent you from exploring some of your own interests. The purpose of The Interest -A-Lyzer is to get YOU to THINK about YOUR OWN INTERESTS.
FOR Creativity Sample Below:
I. A Personal Quest: What is your life’s purpose? What obstacles, dangers, and challenges do you anticipate as you journey towards your destination? What self- knowledge do you hope to develop as a result of your quest? Complete a written response (500 words) an artistic representation (8 ½ by 11 in any medium) with a short description (25-50 words) of what is presented, or a 24-30 line poem. II. Best and Worst Experience: Retell an experience you would never want to repeat for $1,000,000 AND one you would pay a $1,000,000 just to relive. (500 words) III. Show and Tell: Choose an object from your personal life which, in some way, reveals something about your core personality. Please include a photo of the object or representative art piece (no larger than 8 ½ by 11) Then, in a piece of writing, explain the item’s relevance — why and how it is a part of you. (500 words)
IV. Listen to the Music: Choose a piece of music which could be your personal theme song. Copy down the lyrics (if it has lyrics), give the title, artist and then in two paragraphs explain why this piece of music is meaningful to you and what it says about your personality and beliefs. (500 words)
V. A Mirror Image: Create a self-portrait that incorporates a visual component interpreting your inner self. How do you see yourself from the inside out? You can choose any medium you wish. Size not to exceed 8 ½ by 11. You can incorporate key words, symbols, diagrams, quotes, etc.