People’s Choice Post #3: Stephen Covey’s ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’

This week read through the posts on Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits and choose your favorite post. Comment here to register your vote, & don’t forget to include the name of your classmate, the link to their post, and your rationale for choosing it. Due Thursday, 3/4 by 9am. Happy reading/voting

9 thoughts on “People’s Choice Post #3: Stephen Covey’s ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’”

  1. My vote is for Aryanna this week.
    https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/belli-sp2021-eng3402/2021/03/02/the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-people-by-stephen-covey-2/#comment-96
    I believe we have the same interpretation of the texts and we pointed out the same things. Like she states, “Right from the beginning of the book I notice it starts with many testimonies, and a few of the people that stood out to me were Michael Phelps the Olympic swimmer, and a COO from Microsoft. This establishes credibility instantly because as a reader I recognize these are successful people and if the book helped them, maybe it can help me.” And I had written, “I believe this best shows how the author, Stephen R. Covey, uses ethos to appeal to the audience. If the reader recognizes that the person leaving a review is successful and famous, they’ll want to see how this book has helped them.”

  2. My vote for “People’s Choice Post #3” goes to Ajah
    https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/belli-sp2021-eng3402/?p=811
    I hope this doesn’t sound like a biased reason to pick her but I picked her because I agreed with many of her statements. She expressed how much she agreed with certain things in the book and also called the book interesting which was one of my main points in my response. Along with Ajah I too agree with this quote “But until a person can say deeply and honestly, ‘I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,’ that person cannot say, ‘I choose otherwise.’” (Covey P.72) She also compares the book to the other books we’ve read so far which is also something I did and felt was necessary. Lastly, she gave a perfect balance of a response and an explanation on the book.

  3. My peoples choice vote goes to Robby
    https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/belli-sp2021-eng3402/2021/03/02/reading-response-3/
    I believe Robby gives a good summary of the book and I also agree with his point on how this book seem to have mixed elements of both The Secret and Self Help. I love how he describes it by saying “That being said the Stephen Covey text had a mix of both, the text was interesting and it was reasonable.” 7 Habits had both a similar interesting aspect to it like The Secret, but with concrete ideas similar to Self Help.

  4. My People’s Choice goes to Crystal for her post titled, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”
    https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/belli-sp2021-eng3402/2021/03/02/the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-people/

    I chose her post because I really admire the way she summarized what she read and the quotes she used. I totally agreed with her when she stated, “When reading the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, I found myself mostly comparing it to The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. The front matter had many positive reviews, but none were left by experts, as seen with Rhonda Byrne’s self-help book.” She also mentioned the 7 habits that Covey discusses in the book which are Habit 1: Be Proactive, Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind, Habit 3: Put First Things First, Habit 4: Think Win/Win, Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood, Habit 6: Synergize, and Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw.

  5. We had some really good competition this week (thanks all for your votes!)–but Robby is the clear ‘People’s Choice’ for this time around. Congrats 🙂

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