Using points and examples form the talk explain internal and external locus of control

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Using points and examples form the talk, explain internal and external locus of control.

1. Ok.Ever thought about the things that happen to you and what's responsible for them?
2. We psychologist have a term, locus of control.
3. Locus of control refers to…um…where people think control over their lives comes from, whether it comes from themselves or from somewhere else.
4. People who think that control is in themselves are internals and people who think it comes from somewhere else are externals.
5. Let's say there are two people going or job interview.
6. One of them is an internal.
7. She has an internal locus of control.
8. Since she thinks that control comes from within herself, she will believe that her success and her preparation are really her responsibility.
9. So she is likely to really work on her interview skills ahead of time.
10. Then if she gets the job, she will believer that it's because she has worked so hard and if she doesn't get it, well, she will probably be disappointed with herself and try to figure out how she can improve for the next time.
11. Ok and another job candidate is an external.
12. He perceives other thing, say his interviewers, to have more influence.
13. After all, it's their decision.
14. It depends on what mood they are in, and you know, luck.
15. Now with his external locus of control, he is not as hard on himself.
16. So he is more likely to take risks.
17. He might interview for a job that he is not completely qualified for.
18. And if he gets it, he will think he is really lucky, and because he believes external forces are in control, he might think it's because the interviewers were having a good day.
19. And if he doesn't get it, he will probably blame the interviewers or bad luck rather than look at himself and try to figure out what he could have done better.

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Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 666.0 578.828451883 115% => OK
No of words: 184.0 151.265690377 122% => OK
Chars per words: 3.61956521739 3.82278263415 95% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.68302321012 3.50058242952 105% => OK
Word Length SD: 1.87571662424 1.80425224433 104% => OK
Unique words: 109.0 92.4686192469 118% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.592391304348 0.61298525976 97% => OK
Syllable count: 207.0 182.283891213 114% => OK
Avg_syllables_per_word: 1.1 1.20543933054 91% => OK

Performance on coherence:
Topic speech coherence ratio: 0.0811494937463 0.0839705835288 97% => OK

Acoustic performance on paragraphs:
How many acoustic paragraphs: 1.0 4.47071129707 22% => Need more acoustic paragraphs.
Average paragraph length: 184.0 65.8948926009 279% => The average paragraph length is high.
STD paragraph length: 0.0 19.7758100068 0% => OK
Average paragraph duration: 59.3 25.5208953607 232% => Need to control the rhythm of the speech
STD paragraph duration: 0.0 7.49434385956 0% => The duration of acoustic paragraphs keeps same.

Acoustic performance on sentences:
How many acoustic sentences: 48.0 42.9832635983 112% => OK
Average acoustic sentence length: 3.83333333333 3.78147595546 101% => OK
STD acoustic sentence length: 2.79384243571 2.94285465224 95% => OK
Average acoustic sentences duration: 1.19583333333 1.39386743896 86% => OK
STD acoustic sentences duration: 0.795329683562 0.967747756167 82% => OK

Acoustic performance on acoustic silence:(An acoustic silence means a little pause between two or more words)
How many acoustic silence: 46.0 40.4456066946 114% => It means the content is not pronounced smoothly or it is pronounced slowly. It is word by word.
Total acoustic silence duration: 10.64 7.59280334728 140% => It may have a lot of silences or every silence is too long.
Average acoustic silence duration: 0.231304347826 0.19053887516 121% => Maybe the pauses are too long.
STD acoustic silence duration: 0.189984080519 0.157467062838 121% => OK

Acoustic performance on acoustic words:
Total word duration: 44.74 46.3453556485 97% => OK
Average word duration: 0.243152173913 0.308780311121 79% => Maybe the speed rate is very high.
STD word duration: 0.133513794661 0.201157623399 66% => OK

Disfluencies: like hesitations, or 'ehn' or taking a long time to pronounce a word:
How many disfluencies: 3.0 8.09623430962 37% => Good job, the lower, the better.
Total_disfluencies_duration: 1.92 6.56692468619 29% => Good job. The lower, the better.
Total acoustic noise duration: 1.54 3.53066945607 44% => OK

Acoustic rates:
Total speech duration: 59.3 59.5455230126 100% => OK
Compare to expected duration: 0.988333333333 0.992425383543 100% => OK
Rate of silence: 0.775716694772 0.681803438845 114% => OK
Rate of speech: 3.10286677909 2.53813033465 122% => OK
Rate of speech by unique words: 1.83811129848 1.55221717717 118% => OK
Rate of word duration by unique words: 2.43629861422 1.99939622689 122% => OK
Average articulation rates: 0.218758418478 0.309613076454 71% => OK

It may have duplicated content. Need to use the words more efficiently.

Rates: 83.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by speech e-grader: 25.0 Out of 30
Note: the speech e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas.

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