Let’s consider this example from Grace’s point of view, assuming that it’s important to her that she receives a good grade because she wants to maintain a high GPA and hopes to be accepted into honours the following year.
Grace could use this worksheet to help her get clearer about what are your options? Let’s see how she works through the questions.
Grace needs to consider what is most important to her on this list and how important the changes are to her.
Grace may feel that what’s most important to her is that she is less stressed about the whole thing and the work is to a high standard. Or she may feel strongly about ensuring everyone contributes equally to the project and turns up to every scheduled group meeting.
Depending on how she ranks her priorities will affect what actions steps she may choose to take.
What steps could Grace take to assist the change she wants to see?
Brainstorming all possible actions she could take will help Grace to be able to make a more informed choice about her options. If Grace is most concerned about reducing the stress of this assignment she could consider:
Grace may find that after a while she can identify steps that would reduce her feelings of stress that she hadn’t considered as possibilities before.
Let’s see how they fit into the categories of: