Are you ready for the Real World?

Author: Dominique Dolhon
Lesson Plan:
Are you prepared?

Part 1. Briefly explain how prepared you feel you are for the real world. Make sure you are specific in your explanation. Give examples of skills that you learned in school that you think you may use in your future.
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Part 2. Looking at the below skills and topics, rate each from 1 to 5, 1 meaning you need help with this area and 5 meaning you are strong in this area.

  1. Manners _______
  2. Interviewing _______
  3. Being timely (not tardy) _______
  4. Time management _______
  5. Respect _______
  6. Public speaking _______
  7. Collaborating _______
  8. Responsible _______
  9. Meet deadlines _______
  10. Multitask _______
  11. Constructing a formal email _______
  12. Financial literacy _______
  13. Writing a letter _______
  14. Good behavior _______
  15. Learn from mistakes _______
  16. Create or follow structure _______
  17. Finding a job _______
  18. Holding a conversation _______

Part 3. Throughout your high school experiences, you may have developed some of the above skills. However, it is in your best interest to work on building the skills in which may not be as strong. Research some tools that can help you build these skills. For example, http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/letter-generator-30005.html can be used to help your letter writing skills, http://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/how-to-write-a-resume can help you write your resume and find a job, and http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/5836-top-interviewing-skills.html may be a good source for learning some interviewing skills. Write your findings below.
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