What is a goal? How do you set goals? How do you write a goal? What are short-range goals? What are long-range goals?
• How to set goals as a high school student for future success is not an easy task!
• How to set short-range and long-range goals takes planning and guidance from parents/guardians and counselors
• Goals need to be written, reviewed, and revised regularly.
• Conducting interviews with parents/guardians and counselors will assist the high school student
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• Select the Interviews and Goal Setting assignment.
• Use the goal setting forms to organize your short-range and long-range goals.
WHAT IS THE KEY TO PLANNING?
The key is to start planning early! Students must outline a plan and action steps to overcome the obstacles faced in making dreams come true. There are short-range and long-range goals. These goals should have target dates marked on a calendar for completion with accountability to the student's parents and/or counselor.
WHAT ARE SOME SHORT-RANGE GOALS?
Short-range goals can be building character qualities such as responsibility and punctuality. Other examples of short-term goals include improving study times, study habits, time management, school attendance, job experience, and work ethic. Getting involved in community service and school activities such as clubs and sports and doing career and college searches—is a must.
WHAT ARE SOME LONG-RANGE GOALS?
Long-range goals might include planning a self-initiated community service project that will make an impact in the community, or preparation for PSAT/ACT/SAT. Another example is planning academic course work for the next two to three years, including the foundation classes needed to pursue a particular future career or vocation.
Each student is an individual, and short-range and long-range goals will vary according to individual circumstances, strengths, weaknesses, and needs. This plan should be reviewed on a regular basis throughout high school. A great truth for all students to remember is, "If you fail to plan, plan to fail."
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