CQ Awareness Journal Prompts

CQ Awareness Journals

Here are some prompts for reflecting on CQ topics and experiences. Mindfulness writing can be a good tool for self-reflection and learning. Below are different journals for different groups. For those of you who are working on CQ, whether it is for yourself or a for a group of others, please feel free to use these reflective questions as they are, or change them to suit your needs. If you have any feedback for me, it is greatly appreciated. I hope these are helpful.

Feel free to share any of your journals with us in the comments. Thank you!



CQ Awareness Journal Prompts by Anjie Kokan

1.     One thing I learned about a new culture this week was . . .I learned this because. . .
2.     I had a CQ learning moment when . . . What I learned was. . .
3.     One cultural interaction that made me uncomfortable this week was
 . . .What I can learn from this is. . .
4.     One thing I felt good about in my work with others this week was. . . because. . .
5.     I think I want to work on improving my _______________ skills because. . .I think I can do this by. . . 
6.     One new cultural experience I had was.. . What I gained from this experience was. . .
7.     This week I gained some cultural awareness about. . . I gained this knowledge by. . .
8.     One CQ related article I read this week was. . . I learned. . . It is important to me because. . .
9.     An arts event I attended was. . . this makes me think about culture in terms of. . . 
10.                        A film I watched this week was. . . It made think about culture in terms of. . .
11.                        One thing that inspired me about CQ this week was. . .I found it inspiring because. . .
12.                        One thing related to CQ that I observed this week was. . . This makes me more aware of. . .
13.                        One thing about my own culture that I became more aware of was. . . This happened when. . . What I can learn from that is. . .

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Below is a CQ Awareness Journal Guide for international students that I am currently working with:

CQ Awareness Journal Guide for Eng. 163 (Intro to US Culture for International Students)
Note: Students will keep artifacts (brochures, fliers, pictures, etc.) along with their journal entries together in one binder.
Student Name ______________________________________________________
Description of Activity __________________________________________________
American cultural values this activity showcases ________________________________________
Place of Activity ______________________________   Date of Activity _______________________
Speaker/Person directing activity___________________________________________________
1.       Briefly describe what you learned or studied to prepare for this activity BEFORE the event. (pre- knowledge & strategy preparation)

2.       Briefly describe some of your experience during the activity. What did you do? Whom did you interact with? Were there any parts that went well and/or were you uncomfortable? (strategy &  action during the experience)


3.       Have you ever had a similar experience like this in your own country? If so, please point out one thing that was similar and/or one thing that was different. (compare/contrast)

4.       What is one thing you became especially aware of during or after the activity? (knowledge based on experience)

5.       If you ever have a similar experience again, how can you use what you learned about this experience to help you feel more confident about a similar experience in the future? Is there anything you would do in the same way or a different way? (Strategy building)

6.       Is there any information you would like to have access to in order to learn more about this topic? If so, how can you obtain that information?

7.       How much did you enjoy this activity? Please circle.

Not at all                    A little bit        It was very enjoyable

8.       Is there anything else you would like to say about the activity? 


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CQ Awareness Journal Prompts for Peer Mentors, Student Teachers, etc. 

Note: These are just examples. You can tweak them or make your own entries. A complete reflective CQ Awareness Journal entry should include a description of your experience and a reflection on what you learned that includes how you can use the experience to improve CQ drive, knowledge, strategy or action. You can also create a CQ Awareness Journal entry after interacting with students or being inspired by an article, film, live performance, art exhibit, etc. Because of your increased CQ awareness, you may be inspired to write about what you are learning in other classes, too.

1.       One thing I learned from the international students this week was . . .
2.       I had a CQ learning moment when . . . What I learned was. . .
3.       I enjoyed doing. . . with the international students because . . .
4.       I felt helpful when I worked with . . . because . . .How I feel about this experience is. . .
5.       One thing I shared about my culture this week was. . . The reaction from the students was. . . It made me think about. . .
6.       One thing that made me uncomfortable this week when working with the students  was . ..What I can learn from this is. . .
7.       One thing I felt good about in my work with international students this week was. . . because. . .
8.       I think I want to work on improving my _______________ skills because. . .I think I can do this by. . .  
9.       One new cultural experience I had outside of class was. . . What I gained from this experience was. . .
10.   This week I gained some cultural awareness about. . . I gained this knowledge by. . .
11.   One CQ related article I read this week was. . . I learned. . . It is important to me because. . .
12.   One thing that inspired me about CQ this week was. . .I found it inspiring because. . .
13.   One thing related to CQ that I observed this week was. . . This makes me more aware of. . . 














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