Such evaluation does not have to be restricted to our courses, however. You could also evaluate your own performance so far this semester.
Are you prepping for class appropriately? (Remember that it’s easy to over-prepare!) Returning student assignments before too long? If your research is important this semester, are you regularly setting aside time to get it done? Are you getting enough exercise? Eating right? Getting enough sleep (when you can)?
Ask yourself these questions:
- What’s going well?
- What needs improvement?
- What can I do to improve my semester?
By identifying the positives, acknowledging the negatives, and focusing on those things that are within your power to change, you can devote your energy to those areas that need your attention.
How about you? How are you doing this semester? Have you ever tried to take stock with a mid-semester self evaluation?
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