Planning for Academic Success: Goal Setting Worksheet
Step 1. Set Your Goals – Identify two goals (one that is related to your academic success, one that is non-academic)
Check your work – is each goal a SMART goal? Is it:
Specific? Measureable? Action-Oriented/Achievable? Relevant? Time-bound?
If you cannot check each box, revisit your goal. How can you modify your goal to make sure it meets each SMART criteria?
Step 2: Break your academic goal into small steps that will help you work toward your main goal. Remember that each step must be measureable and attainable. Do you have these resources? If not, what will you need to do to obtain each? What potential obstacles might arise? How will you overcome each obstacle? Who do you need to reach out to for support?
Steps for Goal 1
Steps for Goal 2
Step 3. Visualize Your Success – How will you know you have achieved your goals? What will it look and feel like?