HELPING STUDENTS SET GOALS

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					HELPING STUDENTS
 SET AND ACHIEVE
      GOALS

      Presented by:
      Teresa Garrett
        Cohort 6
    UNF SOAR Program
             What is a Goal?


• A goal is a desired outcome.
• It is something that has value.
• It can be short-term or long-term.
     Steps to Set and Achieve Goals

1.   Identify Something You Want to Achieve
2.   Devise a Plan of Action
3.   Follow Your Plan to Your Goal
4.   Reset Goals
    Identify Something to Achieve

•   Be Specific
•   Make Sure It Is measurable
•   Write It Down
•   Make Sure It Is Attainable
•   Have A Time Frame
      Devise A Plan of Action


•   Identify steps or tasks
•   Set completion dates
•   Identify obstacles
•   Identify people who can help
            Monitor Progress
•   Add or modify steps or tasks
•   Modify dates
•   Ask for feedback




     “Much is learned after a journey begins.”
                Reset Goals

•   As goals are finished, set new ones.
•   If through monitoring your progress, you see a
    goal that needs to be changed, now is the time
    to do it.
    Help Students Achieve Their Goals


•   Be supportive
•   Assign a mentor for them
•   Provide feedback
•   Involve parents
    Why help students set goals?
• It increases student’s motivation.
• It builds self-esteem.
• It lets students take responsibility for their own
  learning.
• Teaches decision making skills.
Anything that is repeated often enough becomes a
 habit. Setting, achieving, and resetting goals can
   become a habit and so can achieving success.
   You must choose to do what is necessary to
       achieve goals and become successful.

               Student Academic Resource Center
                     University of Central Florida
                          References
Congos, D. Indispensable Importance of Setting Goals in College. Downloaded

   from Student Academic Resource Center at the University of Central Florida.

Jackson, Jr. H., (2004). Staying Motivated. Downloaded from

   http://elibrary.bigchalk.com/libweb/curriculum/do/document?set=search

				
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