Liberal Studies students are defined not just by what they know, but by their very character. They think critically, creatively, and independently. They inquire, persist, and apply. The progress you make in acquiring and developing these Habits of Mind may be the most valuable part of this class.
Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
Review the “Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations” section in Dr. Costa’s summary of the Habits of Mind
Think of a time when you solved a problem by using information or skills that you learned when overcoming an earlier, dissimilar problem. Think in terms of transferable skills.
Write a brief paragraph (100-150 words) describing the problem and how you conquered it (or are currently conquering it). What aspect of the problem prompted you to employ information or skills learned earlier when solving an unrelated problem?