Model Question Paper For Life Skills HS210

APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University
Third / Fourth Semester B.Tech Degree Examination 2016-17

HS210 – LIFE SKILLS

Model Question Paper -1
TIME : 2 HOURS TOTAL MARKS : 50
Answer all questions
PART A
1. (a) Bring out the relevance of kinesics and chronemics in non-verbal communication
 (4)
(b) Judge whether a bio-data, resumé or CV is to be used in each of the following situations.
Give reasons.
(i) An experienced software engineer who has worked on a wide variety of platforms
applying for a job requiring knowledge of one or two of these.
(ii) A fresh B.Tech graduate applying for an MS programme abroad
 (2)
2. (a) Compare and contrast critical thinking & creative thinking. (3)
(b) “Mind maps bring right-brain thinking into conventional classrooms and workplaces.”
Do you agree with this statement? Substantiate your answer. (3)
3. (a) How does a team differ from a group? (3)
(b) Bring out the relative effectiveness of homogeneous and heterogeneous teams.
 (3)
4. According to Kohlberg's theory, how does moral reasoning develop over different stages in
pre-conventional, conventional & post-conventional levels? What is the basic premise on
which Gilligan's theory is based? (6)
5. Identify workplace contexts where the following types of leadership are preferred
(a) Transactional (b) Transformational (c) Turnaround
Justify your answer. What are the different strategies for turnaround leadership?
 (6)
PART B
6. Read the paragraph given below and answer the questions given below
Susan went through her pile of “to-do” lists, checking off item after item. Done, done, done,
done, done, done. With each flick of the pen, one more task was lifted from her shoulders.
Then she copied the tasks that remained on to a new list:
To- Do
1. Get status of annual sponsorships
2. Write personal thank you letters from last event
3. Recruit new leaders from community (must!)
4. Ensure the training for new volunteers is done this week
5. Submit budget report to National Office, which was due…like, yesterday…
6. Meet with staff to brainstorm ideas to sell annual sponsorships
She paused in dismay. These were all the most critical priorities! What had she been doing
when she should have been completing these tasks? She glanced at her outlook schedule;
yesterday there was that meeting with Tony that she really didn’t have to go to. Then she and
Shelley spent the rest of the morning discussing the office supply situation. She had a meeting
with Lisa to help her with the revenue report and Major Donor prospect plan. That and
promptly returning
e-mails during lunch, took better part of the afternoon. She had done everything she was
supposed to in using her time better. Made schedules and “to- do” lists, screened her calls and
returned them all at once- and now everyone else was going home, and she hadn’t even really
started! What was the point of all her careful time management when she still was
overworked and frenzied?
1. Based on the above case study on time management, substantiate the statement “The cardinal
rule of time management is to get your priorities right”
2. List down some key ideas/thoughts/advice you would give Susan
3. Briefly discuss a possible solution
4. How do you think a “ to-do list” should be ideally structured for effective time management
 (20 marks)

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