Strengths and Weaknesses
Ever since I was very young, I have enjoyed creating things with my hands, then showing and selling them to others. I have also enjoyed seeking out odd jobs that I can do for neighbors and friends. While I no longer sell my creations and have found an actual job, I recognize that the pleasure I took in marketing my creations and convincing others of my expertise are characteristics that relate to my academic life. I perform best when I can demonstrate my knowledge with project-based assignments, especially when an oral presentation is involved such as power point presentations. After presenting a project to the class, teachers usually pull me aside after class to compliment me on my project and my delivery.
Test taking, particularly with multiple choice tests, is not my forte. Test taking has always been my weakest point in my academic career. The pressure of selecting the best answer from a set of options creates anxiety for me. I perform better on short answer or essay exams that do not require me to match my thoughts with a set of options.