Book Assessment Format
The intent of the assessment is to provide us with an understanding of what you have gained from this book and it’s value to you and your life. We will be using student ratings and assessments in our ongoing process of upgrading our curriculum with more relevant material. When preparing your assessment, please include the questions as well as your answers.
Your total assessment should be at least 1,500 words. Assessments with less than 1,500 words will be returned.
- What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book?
- What were the seven ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List these seven ideas followed by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use personal examples from your own life.
- How will these ideas or lessons help you in a practical way, both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world? If so, how?
- Quotes: Are there brief quotes from the book which really got your attention? If so, please list and comment on them.
- Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or are unclear about, or are there ideas which you disagree with and, if so, why?
- Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete? If so, did you complete all of the exercises and did you find them helpful?
- Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on that was not covered in the previous questions? If so, please comment.
Please rate the following questions on a scale from 1 to 10. Ten is good and one is poor.
A. How interesting was it to read?
B. How helpful were the contents?
C. How easy was it to understand?
D. Would you recommend it to others?
E. What is the overall rating you would give it?
Feel free to share any additional comments about the book or about the ratings:
A Note About Our Curriculum
The curriculum for Levels One & Two is designed to teach you core principles for personal empowerment and success and to provide you with the tools for implementing these ideas in a practical manner in your own life. The basic idea is to demonstrate how your thoughts, attitude and beliefs create your experience in life.
Several of the books in Level One were written more than 50 years ago by American authors based on their personal experience. While we believe that the core principles they teach are universal, we also recognize that their reference point and examples are often culturally based on their own social, cultural and religious experience in the USA in the first half of the 20th century. For this reason, we both invite and encourage you to overlook the cultural or religious bias of an author and focus on the core concept he is teaching.
Our curriculum is a constant work in progress. Since our inception we have modified the curriculum to a large degree, removing some books and adding others, in an effort to be more global while remaining faithful to our purpose. This is an ongoing effort.
To this end, we invite your help. As you read these books, you may bring to mind books which teach the same principles but are authored by individuals from your own cultural background. If so, please recommend these to us. We are constantly adding to our curriculum for Level 4 and up as well as reviewing the suitability of our books for Levels One and Two. While many authors find their personal religious faith to be a primary source of inspiration and motivation, we prefer to avoid books and authors who narrowly focus only on their own religious perspective. We prefer authors who have a global perspective which speaks to all people, regardless of their parochial perspective.
It is our full intent to make our curriculum truly global while maintaining our commitment to teaching what we consider to be the core principles of success, personal empowerment and transformation. We can only do this with your help.