3.8 Key Takeaways

Key Takeaways

This chapter identifies how goals setting works in helping us keep motivated. Throughout the chapter, you were introduced to ideas, research, and popular models on learning and given examples of how to use each of these as an effective part of your own learning experience. College is a choice that requires commitment, focus and effort to be successful.

Having long-term goals (college diploma) lead to setting midterm goals (by semester) which can be broken down into short-term goals (daily or weekly tasks like completing an assignment).Writing out your goals helps you think more clearly about what you want to achieve.

Using the S.M.A.R.T. method of goal setting helps keep goals specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely.

Goals help you set priorities and remain committed to your college success.

Writing down and posting your goals where you can see them, will help keep you motivated and focused.

Fanshawe resources like career services and your academic advisor can help you identify your goals and create an academic plan that leads to your career of choice.


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