Senior Focus Goal-Setting Assignment Name __________________
Directions: Write a letter to yourself. This letter should contain three new goals that
might be accomplished by the end of this school year. Give details of each goal,
including three methods or steps for accomplishing them, as well as the effects that they
will have on your life after you have completed them. You will need to include an
introductory paragraph explaining the purpose of the letter and a concluding paragraph
summing up your letter. In essence, you will have written a five-paragraph letter when
you complete this assignment.
This letter should be block style with NO indented paragraphs. Use the current date and
your inside address. The salutation should be “Dear Self.” Single space the paragraphs;
double space between paragraphs. The complimentary close should be “Best Wishes.”
In addition to writing the letter, you will need to bring me a self-addressed envelope so
that I can mail it to you next year about this time. I think it will be interesting to see if
you accomplished what you set out to do.
Your letter will be scored according to the format and content as indicated below:
Format (50 points) Content: (50 points)
__ Date and Inside Address __ Introduction which contains the purpose
__ Salutation __ Paragraph 2: Goal 1 with steps/effects
__ Five Paragraphs __ Paragraph 3: Goal 2 with steps/effects
__ Spacing __ Paragraph 4: Goal 3 with steps/effects
__ Closing __ Conclusion which contains summary
____ Total Score (This score will count as a test grade)
A daily grade of 100 or 0 will be given for bringing a self-addressed envelope. If you
bring the envelope by the due date, you will receive a 100. If you do not bring the
envelope by the due date, you will receive a 0.
Both the letter and the envelope are due by ____________________. Remember: DO
NOT seal the envelope; I will score the letter before it is sealed.
In addition to handing in the letter and envelope, please return this assignment sheet with
your name at the top.