2018 SONS FPF - Part 1: Early Experiences

Transition into UC Berkeley
Academic and Personal Development
Goals and Aspirations
Berkeley Plans
Future Plans and Aspirations
High School Experiences

Transition into UC Berkeley

Please rate the start of your Berkeley experience by completing the following statement. Overall, I am off to ...

ResponseNumberPercent
a great start 86 17%
a very good start 145 29%
a good start 181 36%
just an OK start 83 16%
not a good start 10 2%

As you begin your academic career at UC Berkeley, what is your level of agreement or disagreement with the statements below.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I feel valued as an individual on this campus 16 19 40 161 179 77
3% 4% 8% 33% 36% 16%
I am proud to be a student at this campus 14 1 12 62 174 229
3% 0% 2% 13% 35% 47%
This institution values students' opinions 17 9 29 111 216 107
4% 2% 6% 23% 44% 22%
Academic dishonesty is a problem on this campus 61 168 126 63 39 34
12% 34% 26% 13% 8% 7%
I feel that I belong at UC Berkeley 17 20 38 136 186 94
3% 4% 8% 28% 38% 19%
This campus values diversity 18 12 30 74 166 188
4% 3% 6% 15% 34% 39%
Diversity is important to me 13 3 9 50 154 264
3% 1% 2% 10% 31% 54%

What is your level of agreement or disagreement with the statements below?

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Opportunities to engage in community service while a UC Berkeley student are important to me 6 6 22 94 213 136
1% 1% 5% 20% 45% 29%
Opportunities to connect my academic work with community-based experience at UC Berkeley are important to me 6 3 12 81 216 158
1% 1% 3% 17% 45% 33%
It's important to me to work toward goals that are larger than simply making money or acquiring prestige 6 3 8 61 189 208
1% 1% 2% 13% 40% 44%
It's important to me to make good choices while at UC Berkeley 5 2 5 39 177 246
1% 0% 1% 8% 37% 52%

Using the scale from 1 to 6 below, please indicate how true each of the following statements is of you.

Not at all true of me (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)Very true of me (6)
When I take on a new task, I make a plan with clear and measurable goals that must be reached before completion 9 27 68 156 138 79
2% 6% 14% 33% 30% 17%
I regularly monitor how I am doing in order to gauge how well I'm progressing toward my goals 10 29 73 125 154 85
2% 6% 15% 26% 32% 18%
I reflect on my existing commitments before I decide to take on new tasks so I don't get overwhelmed 7 28 53 123 167 96
2% 6% 11% 26% 35% 20%
I find courses so interesting that I do more work than is required 31 76 110 123 80 56
7% 16% 23% 26% 17% 12%
I substantially revise papers before submitting to be graded 6 41 74 136 119 101
1% 9% 16% 29% 25% 21%

To what extent do you agree that each of the following resources has helped with your transition into UC Berkeley?

N/A; DID NOT USE THIS SERVICEStrongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Golden Bear Orientation (GBO, Aug 15-21) 8 15 18 25 122 168 102
- 3% 4% 6% 27% 37% 23%
Getting Your Bearings activities - (e.g., Calapalooza, open house, ASUC events, Aug 22-29) 43 9 15 27 151 157 60
- 2% 4% 6% 36% 38% 14%
www.orientation.berkeley.edu 112 9 30 52 136 88 36
- 3% 9% 15% 39% 25% 10%
Cal Student Central (120 Sproul one-stop shop) 139 9 12 32 115 106 46
- 3% 4% 10% 36% 33% 14%
Cal Central (Student portal information dashboard) 12 7 6 16 126 174 125
- 2% 1% 4% 28% 38% 28%
Golden Bear Advising (bCourses: "Welcome to GBA," "Tools for Searching and Planning," "College Info and Advising," "Enrollment, Adjustment, and Next Steps," mid-May to mid-July) 9 9 18 25 156 184 63
- 2% 4% 6% 34% 40% 14%
Golden Bear Prep (bCourses about university traditions, campus and Bay Area, diversity & inclusion, wellness, and first-year, mid-July to mid-August) 18 13 21 38 158 152 67
- 3% 5% 9% 35% 34% 15%
Freshmen Edge (Summer Sessions) 387 5 2 10 17 30 15
- 6% 3% 13% 22% 38% 19%
Global Edge 392 5 3 6 18 23 15
- 7% 4% 9% 26% 33% 21%
Fall Program for Freshmen 6 33 22 29 101 164 111
- 7% 5% 6% 22% 36% 24%
Summer Bridge 366 3 5 6 16 24 31
- 4% 6% 7% 19% 28% 37%
CE3 Transfer Student Center 396 3 5 7 13 25 12
- 5% 8% 11% 20% 39% 19%
CE3 Educational Opportunity Program - (Academic counseling, fee waivers, etc. Serving first-generation, low-income, or historically underrepresented students) 321 3 6 8 33 54 38
- 2% 4% 6% 23% 38% 27%
Other CE3 Programs - (Berkeley Hope Scholars, Cal Veteran Services Center, Re-entry Student Program, Student Parent Program, Undocumented Students Program) 394 2 5 7 18 24 10
- 3% 8% 11% 27% 36% 15%

(...continued) To what extent do you agree that each of the following resources has helped with your transition into UC Berkeley?

N/A; DID NOT USE THIS SERVICEStrongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Berkeley International Office 364 3 5 5 27 29 16
- 4% 6% 6% 32% 34% 19%
Academic Achievement Program Center (Includes Posse, McNair, Miller, & Sage Scholars Programs, Cal NERDS) 399 2 4 3 17 26 10
- 3% 7% 5% 27% 42% 16%
Athletic Study Center 397 2 6 3 19 24 9
- 3% 10% 5% 30% 38% 14%
Disabled Students Program 390 2 7 2 17 20 14
- 3% 11% 3% 27% 32% 23%
Gender Equity Resource Center (LGBTQ, Women/Men, Sexual/Relationship Violence Advocacy & Education) 379 2 5 2 24 33 12
- 3% 6% 3% 31% 42% 15%
Multicultural Student Development (African American Student Development, Asian Pacific American Student Development, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, Multicultural Community Center, Multicultural Immigrant Student Program, Native American Student Development) 346 2 3 6 33 37 31
- 2% 3% 5% 30% 33% 28%
A Multicultural Recruitment & Retention Center (e.g., Black Recruitment & Retention Center, Raza Recruitment & Retention Center) 375 2 4 4 22 30 24
- 2% 5% 5% 26% 35% 28%
Student Learning Center 259 4 5 10 53 65 63
- 2% 3% 5% 27% 33% 32%
Residence Hall Staff (Resident Directors, Resident Assistants, Theme Program Advisors) 136 5 11 18 110 117 61
- 2% 3% 6% 34% 36% 19%
Residential Education (Res. Ed.) (Includes Tutoring, Resident Faculty Programs, Academic Support) 312 4 9 7 45 52 31
- 3% 6% 5% 30% 35% 21%
Another Berkeley student 46 4 4 8 80 151 166
- 1% 1% 2% 19% 37% 40%
A family member 114 9 14 14 86 121 101
- 3% 4% 4% 25% 35% 29%
A UC Berkeley major or departmental advisor 198 10 13 15 86 82 54
- 4% 5% 6% 33% 32% 21%
A UC Berkeley College advisor (e.g., Letters & Science, Natural Resources) 158 13 15 14 89 106 59
- 4% 5% 5% 30% 36% 20%
A 98 or 198 course for new students 358 6 4 9 17 41 24
- 6% 4% 9% 17% 41% 24%

Please share with us any additional information regarding your transition into UC Berkeley, and the resources you found helpful, particularly those not asked about above:

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Academic and Personal Development

Please rate your current level of proficiency in the following areas.

Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Analytical and critical thinking skills 1 12 59 160 156 68
0% 3% 13% 35% 34% 15%
Ability to be clear and effective when writing 5 13 86 156 134 60
1% 3% 19% 34% 30% 13%
Ability to read and comprehend academic material 2 12 71 163 140 64
0% 3% 16% 36% 31% 14%
Understanding of a specific field of study 1 9 68 173 135 65
0% 2% 15% 38% 30% 14%
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills 11 31 97 156 110 47
2% 7% 22% 35% 24% 10%
Oral communication skills 3 11 73 149 133 83
1% 2% 16% 33% 29% 18%
Ability to understand international perspectives (economic, political, social, cultural) 3 5 61 136 152 95
1% 1% 14% 30% 34% 21%
Leadership skills 2 12 60 151 145 83
0% 3% 13% 33% 32% 18%
Ability to suspend judgment based on cultural differences when interacting with others 1 6 36 122 162 128
0% 1% 8% 27% 36% 28%
Ability to work with people from other cultures 1 4 26 103 149 170
0% 1% 6% 23% 33% 38%
Ability to collaborate (e.g., team participation, group work) well with others 3 6 33 112 165 134
1% 1% 7% 25% 36% 30%

Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Library and online information research skills (e.g., finding books, articles, evaluating information sources) 4 22 95 171 105 56
1% 5% 21% 38% 23% 12%
Ability to design, conduct, and evaluate research 3 41 114 147 105 44
1% 9% 25% 32% 23% 10%
Ability to prepare and make a presentation 1 9 62 157 140 85
0% 2% 14% 35% 31% 19%
Interpersonal skills 2 13 66 156 141 76
0% 3% 15% 34% 31% 17%
Linguistic and cultural competency in at least one language other than my own 27 34 74 119 92 106
6% 8% 16% 26% 20% 24%

As a beginning UC Berkeley student, how would you rate your competencies below?

Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Portraying information in ways that make it easier to interpret 1 7 73 185 127 61
0% 2% 16% 41% 28% 13%
Drawing insights based on quantitative analysis of data 4 21 87 175 123 44
1% 5% 19% 39% 27% 10%
Making qualified conclusions based on quantitative data 3 20 79 177 125 48
1% 4% 18% 39% 28% 11%
Ability to apply theories or methods from one discipline to another 1 16 83 186 113 55
0% 4% 18% 41% 25% 12%
Ability to explore complex issues in original ways 1 13 90 175 122 53
0% 3% 20% 39% 27% 12%

Goals and Aspirations

Indicate how important each of the following college goals is to you:

Not importantSomewhat importantVery important
Finding direction for my life 3 52 401
1% 11% 88%
Become an innovative thinker 4 101 351
1% 22% 77%
Discover what kind of person I really want to be 8 60 387
2% 13% 85%
Develop a personal code of values and ethics 15 107 334
3% 24% 73%
Prepare for graduate or professional school 30 115 311
7% 25% 68%
Obtain the skills I need to pursue my chosen career 7 64 384
2% 14% 84%
Obtain the skills I need to function in the international arena 23 145 287
5% 32% 63%

While attending UC Berkeley, how often would you like to...

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Advocate for ideas or solutions that you believe in but may be unpopular or risky 5 32 108 116 113 76
1% 7% 24% 26% 25% 17%
Work with others on tasks that may at first seem difficult or even impossible 1 5 71 125 160 87
0% 1% 16% 28% 36% 19%
Initiate and develop interactions with students who are different (e.g. culturally, ethnically, socioeconomically, politically) 1 5 36 70 175 163
0% 1% 8% 16% 39% 36%
Interact with students from a country or state outside your own in social settings (e.g., in clubs or student organizations, or in informal settings) 1 1 32 60 172 183
0% 0% 7% 13% 38% 41%
Develop a friendship with a student from a country or state outside of your own 1 1 26 61 145 213
0% 0% 6% 14% 32% 48%
Attend lectures, symposia, workshops or conferences on international/global topics 6 22 53 118 128 123
1% 5% 12% 26% 28% 27%
Attend a performance with an international/global focus 10 28 69 110 120 114
2% 6% 15% 24% 27% 25%

What are your values and beliefs with regards to your interaction with other students while attending UC Berkeley? Please tell us your level of agreement with the following statements:

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I believe that exposure to students from other states and countries will help me interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures 1 2 5 54 141 244
0% 0% 1% 12% 32% 55%
I believe that exposure to students from other states and countries will help me be more open to and understanding of different opinions and points of view 1 2 7 51 139 246
0% 0% 2% 11% 31% 55%

How important to you are the following aspects of being an undergraduate at a research university like UC Berkeley?

Not important at allNot very importantSomewhat importantImportantVery importantEssential
Learning about faculty research 1 28 55 139 113 110
0% 6% 12% 31% 25% 25%
Having courses with faculty members who refer to their own research as part of the class 3 23 76 139 107 97
1% 5% 17% 31% 24% 22%
Learning research methods 2 12 42 121 117 152
0% 3% 9% 27% 26% 34%
Assisting faculty members in their research, for pay or as a volunteer 2 13 50 111 120 149
0% 3% 11% 25% 27% 34%
Pursuing your own research 4 16 77 115 115 118
1% 4% 17% 26% 26% 27%
Working with a faculty member on a project with an international/global theme 5 26 88 128 101 98
1% 6% 20% 29% 23% 22%
Presenting a paper at a symposium or conference or participating in a panel on international / global topics 12 52 95 119 86 82
3% 12% 21% 27% 19% 18%

Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements in terms of yourself. Answer only those items that apply to you.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I feel free to express my political beliefs on campus 8 10 28 98 177 122
2% 2% 6% 22% 40% 28%
I feel free to express my religious beliefs on campus 4 4 24 83 190 130
1% 1% 6% 19% 44% 30%
Students of my race/ethnicity are respected on this campus 12 9 24 72 188 136
3% 2% 5% 16% 43% 31%
Students of my socio-economic status are respected on this campus 9 9 17 85 205 116
2% 2% 4% 19% 47% 26%
Students of my gender are respected on this campus 3 0 17 64 222 135
1% 0% 4% 15% 50% 31%
Students of my religious beliefs are respected on this campus 2 3 18 70 204 136
1% 1% 4% 16% 47% 31%
Students of my political beliefs are respected on this campus 5 14 23 78 186 134
1% 3% 5% 18% 42% 31%
Students of my sexual orientation are respected on this campus 3 1 10 48 208 169
1% 0% 2% 11% 47% 39%
Students of my immigration background are respected on this campus 4 7 15 65 194 142
1% 2% 4% 15% 45% 33%
Students with a physical, psychological, or learning disability like mine are respected on this campus 6 2 17 61 195 127
2% 1% 4% 15% 48% 31%

Please select your level of agreement with this statement: The university has the responsibility to provide equal access to safe and secure venues for guest speakers of all viewpoints - even if the ideas are found offensive by some or conflict with the values held by the UC Berkeley community.

ResponseNumberPercent
Strongly disagree 36 8%
Disagree 22 5%
Somewhat disagree 34 8%
Somewhat agree 94 21%
Agree 134 30%
Strongly agree 125 28%

Please select your level of agreement with the following statements:

Overall, I feel comfortable with the climate for diversity and inclusiveness at UC Berkeley.

ResponseNumberPercent
Strongly disagree 29 7%
Disagree 11 3%
Somewhat disagree 23 5%
Somewhat agree 74 17%
Agree 200 45%
Strongly agree 105 24%

Overall, I feel comfortable with the climate for diversity and inclusiveness in my major.

ResponseNumberPercent
Strongly disagree 26 8%
Disagree 7 2%
Somewhat disagree 33 11%
Somewhat agree 61 20%
Agree 117 38%
Strongly agree 67 22%
N/A - I don't have a declared major 130 -

Overall, I feel comfortable with the climate for diversity and inclusiveness in my classes.

ResponseNumberPercent
Strongly disagree 27 6%
Disagree 8 2%
Somewhat disagree 27 6%
Somewhat agree 96 22%
Agree 200 45%
Strongly agree 83 19%

Your Berkeley Plans

If you were assured admittance to any major, what major would you choose?

ResponseNumberPercent
African American Studies 2 1%
American Studies 2 1%
Anthropology 1 0%
Applied Mathematics 5 1%
Architecture 3 1%
Art 2 1%
Astrophysics 6 1%
BioE/MSE Joint Major 3 1%
Bioengineering 3 1%
Business Administration 55 13%
Chemical Biology 1 0%
Chemical Engineering 1 0%
Chemistry 1 0%
Chicano Studies 1 0%
Cognitive Science 15 3%
Computer Science (L&S) 36 8%
Conserv & Resource Stds 2 1%
Dance & Perf Studies 2 1%
Data Science 7 2%
Dutch Studies 1 0%
EECS/MSE Joint Major 3 1%
Economics 17 4%
Electrical Eng & Comp Sci 2 1%
Energy Engineering 1 0%
English 13 3%
Environ Econ & Policy (L&S) 1 0%
Environmental Earth Science 1 0%
Environmental Sciences 3 1%
Ethnic Studies 1 0%
Film 2 1%
Genetics & Plant Biology 1 0%
Geology 2 1%
Global Studies 9 2%
History 1 0%
Integrative Biology 11 3%
L&S Legal Studies 2 1%
L&S Public Health 4 1%
Landscape Architecture 1 0%
Legal Studies (L&S) 6 1%
MCB-Biochem & Mol Biol 9 2%
MCB-Cell & Dev Biology 3 1%
MCB-Genetics 7 2%
MCB-Immunology 10 2%
MCB-Neurobiology 16 4%
Marine Science 1 0%
Mathematics 4 1%
Mechanical Engineering 2 1%
Media Studies 7 2%
Molecular Environ Biology 1 0%
Music 1 0%
Nut Sci-Physio & Metabol 1 0%
Philosophy 2 1%
Physics 8 2%
Political Economy 6 1%
Political Science 31 7%
Psychology 29 7%
Public Health (L&S) 18 4%
Social Welfare (L&S) 1 0%
Society and Environment 1 0%
Sociology 6 1%
Statistics 1 0%
Other, Not listed 4 1%
NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN 41 9%

Is that the major with which you expect to graduate?

ResponseNumberPercent
Yes 334 78%
No 92 22%

IF NO: In which major do you expect to graduate?

ResponseNumberPercent
American Studies 1 1%
Anthropology 3 3%
Art 3 3%
Business Administration 1 1%
Chemical Biology 1 1%
Chemistry 1 1%
Chemistry (L&S) 1 1%
Cognitive Science 8 9%
Comparative Literature 1 1%
Computer Science (L&S) 6 7%
Dance & Perf Studies 1 1%
Data Science 3 3%
Economics 6 7%
Integrative Biology 3 3%
Interdisciplinary Studies 1 1%
Legal Studies (L&S) 2 2%
MCB-Biochem & Mol Biol 1 1%
MCB-Genetics 2 2%
MCB-Neurobiology 3 3%
Materials Science & Eng 1 1%
Mathematics 3 3%
Media Studies 4 4%
Political Economy 2 2%
Political Science 5 5%
Psychology 4 4%
Public Health (L&S) 1 1%
Rhetoric 2 2%
Urban Studies 1 1%
Other, Not listed 2 2%
NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN 19 21%

Please select the top 3 factors in deciding on your major.

First:

ResponseNumberPercent
Intellectual curiosity in the subject 152 36%
Enjoyment or Passion for the subject 177 41%
Leads to a high paying job 25 6%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 42 10%
Parental desires 5 1%
Allows time for other activities 0 0%
Provides international opportunities 10 2%
Prestige 1 0%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 13 3%
Other (please specify)
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3 1%

Second:

ResponseNumberPercent
Intellectual curiosity in the subject 105 25%
Enjoyment or Passion for the subject 108 25%
Leads to a high paying job 40 9%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 95 22%
Parental desires 11 3%
Allows time for other activities 8 2%
Provides international opportunities 18 4%
Prestige 9 2%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 30 7%
Other (please specify)
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3 1%

Third:

ResponseNumberPercent
Intellectual curiosity in the subject 44 10%
Enjoyment or Passion for the subject 49 12%
Leads to a high paying job 64 15%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 115 27%
Parental desires 16 4%
Allows time for other activities 16 4%
Provides international opportunities 29 7%
Prestige 15 4%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 66 16%
Other (please specify)
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10 2%

Please indicate how much you agree or disagree that the following factors influenced your decision to choose UC Berkeley: UC Berkeley would...

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Challenge and/or change my perspective 8 15 18 101 171 120
2% 4% 4% 23% 40% 28%
Prepare me to succeed in a career 2 1 5 47 173 204
1% 0% 1% 11% 40% 47%
Prepare me to build a better life for myself and/or my family 3 2 10 61 173 185
1% 1% 2% 14% 40% 43%
Teach me to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures 7 6 13 84 175 150
2% 1% 3% 19% 40% 35%
Prepare me to make a difference in this world 3 2 11 64 163 191
1% 1% 3% 15% 38% 44%
Allow me to create own field of study (combine disciplines, create own major, etc.) 10 27 51 101 147 98
2% 6% 12% 23% 34% 23%
Prepare me to get the job I desire 3 4 8 55 189 173
1% 1% 2% 13% 44% 40%
Help increase my social consciousness (e.g., be more aware of diversity in people and issues; doing things for the public good) 5 8 14 65 173 170
1% 2% 3% 15% 40% 39%
Help me to be more open to and understanding of different opinions and points of view (e.g., openness, freedom) 4 6 15 67 177 166
1% 1% 3% 15% 41% 38%

Future Plans and Aspirations

What do you anticipate you will be doing within a year after you graduate?

ResponseNumberPercent
Be self-employed 9 2%
Enroll in graduate or professional school 190 44%
Join Peace Corps 6 1%
Join armed forces 5 1%
Paid internship 8 2%
Study or work abroad 16 4%
Take a year off (travel/gap year, etc.) 15 4%
Work full-time 99 23%
Work part-time 12 3%
Other 4 1%
I have no idea at this point 65 15%

In what career field do you hope to eventually work after you've completed your education?

ResponseNumberPercent
Architecture 5 1%
Business/Finance 67 16%
Communications/Arts/Entertainment 29 7%
Education/Teaching 11 3%
Electrical Engineering/Computers 33 8%
Engineering 5 1%
Environmental/Natural Resources 10 2%
Government/Nonprofit/Social Services 35 8%
Law 49 11%
Research 28 7%
Medicine 82 19%
Other Health-Related Field 16 4%
Other
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7 2%
I have no idea whatsoever 51 12%

What is the HIGHEST academic degree or credential that you plan to eventually earn?

ResponseNumberPercent
Academic master's (MA, MS, etc.) 43 10%
Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.) 28 7%
Business master's (MBA) 46 11%
Doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc.) 87 20%
Law degree (LLB or JD) 40 9%
Medical doctor (MD) 53 12%
Medical doctorate other than MD (DO, DDS, DVM, etc.) 5 1%
Multiple doctoral degrees (MD/PhD) 21 5%
Other professional master's (MEd, MPP, MPH, MFA, MLIS, MSN, MSW, M.ARCH, etc.) 12 3%
I don't know yet 93 22%

High School Experiences

Thinking back over your senior year coursework, how often were you REQUIRED to do the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Recognize or recall specific facts, terms and concepts 3 13 28 53 159 176
1% 3% 7% 12% 37% 41%
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 5 14 26 72 155 156
1% 3% 6% 17% 36% 36%
Break down material into component parts or arguments into assumptions to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 9 20 47 78 161 115
2% 5% 11% 18% 37% 27%
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods and reasoning 8 26 37 81 160 119
2% 6% 9% 19% 37% 28%
Create or generate new ideas, products or ways of understanding 10 31 54 81 143 107
2% 7% 13% 19% 34% 25%

Thinking back on your senior year, how often did you do each of the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Used facts and examples to support your viewpoint 1 4 24 37 156 210
0% 1% 6% 9% 36% 49%
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 3 19 48 72 156 132
1% 4% 11% 17% 36% 31%
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 7 30 62 85 139 109
2% 7% 14% 20% 32% 25%
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 3 16 48 82 160 121
1% 4% 11% 19% 37% 28%

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