All entries for Thursday 21 April 2005
April 21, 2005
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/cll/skills/personalacaddevelopment/decisionmaking/
Aim of the Decision Making activity
- To show how to analyse a decision by weighing up the pros and cons.
My problem is whether I should pursue a legal career. Since I am already in my second year, I feel the pressing need to determine what I should do after I graduate. After completing the analysis, I came to the conclusion that I should choose law as my career. In fact, I was quite surprised with my result as the reasons for choosing law as my career outweigh the reasons against by 14 points. I found 14 points a big difference to what I initially expect, since I always think about the negative points that would hinder me from being a lawyer before this activity, although I am keen to become a lawyer. I would probably have made the same decision without the activity as I have already thought about steps to achieve my goals(though I am still quite laid back at the moment!). However I would have made the decision more slowly without the activity. Before that, I often focus on one side of the coin. Now after listing the pros and cons, the picture becomes clearer to me. This activity made me more affirmative of my decision.