Exercise Monday

As discussed in the Journaling at Epicodus lesson, each weekend you'll receive a journaling assignment in addition to your coding homework. You'll then discuss your responses with a partner the following class session.

Journal Response Discussion


This Week's Prompt

You were asked to write responses to the following in your journal over the weekend:

  • Read through the Core Values list below, and determine which three values you most identify with, are most drawn to, or find most important in your own life. Write these down.

  • How have these values shown themselves in your previous work? Whether work here at Epicodus, or on previous teams? Jot down an example for each.

  • How do these values positively contribute to a team or work environment? How could they contribute to a future team?

  • Do these values inform what type of work you find fulfilling? Or the type of company/team you'd like to work for? (Refer back to your ideal job description from week eight's journal prompt, if necessary).

  • Did any of these values lead you to pursue code school? How?

Core Values

  • Abundance
  • Acceptance
  • Accomplishment
  • Adaptability
  • Altruism
  • Ambition
  • Assertiveness
  • Assurance
  • Audacity
  • Awareness
  • Beauty
  • Brilliance
  • Certainty
  • Challenge
  • Change
  • Clarity
  • Commitment
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Confidence
  • Conformity
  • Congruency
  • Connection
  • Consciousness
  • Control
  • Conviction
  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Reliability
  • Curiosity
  • Daringness
  • Decisiveness
  • Discipline
  • Empathy
  • Enthusiasm
  • Fairness
  • Family
  • Fearlessness
  • Fidelity
  • Flexibility
  • Freedom
  • Friendship
  • Frugality
  • Fun
  • Generosity
  • Gratitude
  • Growth
  • Health
  • Honesty
  • Imagination
  • Independence
  • Individuality
  • Influence
  • Integrity
  • Intellect
  • Introspection
  • Intuition
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Loyalty
  • Maturity
  • Meaning
  • Mindfulness
  • Non-Conformity
  • Obedience
  • Open-Mindedness
  • Optimism
  • Passion
  • Peace
  • Power
  • Practicality
  • Rationality
  • Realism
  • Reflection
  • Reliability
  • Reputation
  • Resilience
  • Resourcefulness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Security
  • Self-Control
  • Selflessness
  • Self-Reliance
  • Self-Respect
  • Sensitivity
  • Strength
  • Trust
  • Truth
  • Unity
  • Warmth

Discussion Questions

Discuss what you recorded in your journal with your partner.

  • What did you each identify as your core values?

  • Explain how these these values have impacted your work in the past, both at Epicodus and otherwise.

  • What about the future? How do these values inform or impact your future career goals or trajectory?

  • How do you think these values could be communicated in your personal narratives? Do you see a theme in your partner's stories that would make a great narrative to depict in a cover letter or interview? Discuss.