3.2 Definition of cognitive-intellectual and creative portrait of a student

As factors that determine the success of university studies in the work of the author [18] proposed the following:

–  intellectual development coefficient (IQ);

–  level of creativity (CL);

–  level of emotional intelligence (EI);

–  competitive score (CS);

–  the number of points of the external independent evaluation certificate in mathem atics (ZMAT).

The first three factors are not in doubt, especially since their impact on school performance has already been defined above.

The fourth factor is the «Competitive score», the method of calculation of which varies from year to year, but in general it takes into account the scores of external independent evaluation of three competitive subjects with some weights, certificate score, regional and industry coefficients. Depending on the size of the competition score, the entrant may or may not be recommended for enrollment in the budget form of education. In addition, too low CS values can block the possibility of enrolling an entrant to study even under contract. This applies to specialties for which a minimum limit for CS has been set.

Given the objectivity of the external independent evaluation scores, this indicator may indeed be to some extent an individual’s ability to learn, as it aggregates assessments from a variety of subjects. Compulsory subjects include Ukrainian language and literature and two more electives.

These can be physics, chemistry, history, geography, mathematics.

Regarding the fifth factor – «the number of external independent evaluation points in mathematics», it can be argued that its use as an assessment of academic ability has already been proven above in relation to schooling.

According to the author, mathematics occupies a special position in the list of primary disciplines. Its study forms a person’s logic and consistency of thinking, a sense of necessity and the ability to justify their judgments and conclusions. Thus, if the entrant has high scores in the external independent evaluation in mathematics, it characterizes it as a person who is able to think logically and conclusively. Such a characteristic is essential for the success of training in almost any field of knowledge. Therefore, external independent evaluation scores in mathematics are offered as one of the indicators influencing the ability to learn.

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