Assignment 1: Principles of Success Plan: Goals

  • Due Week 3 and worth 150 points.

    What are three (3) personal or career goals that you would like to accomplish in the next three to twelve months? Based on the information presented in the webtext on  setting and managing goals, identify three personal or career goals you  would like to accomplish and explain why these goals are important and  how achieving them will help you improve your life. In addition,  summarize the research on goals from the “Managing Multiple Goals”  Investigation in Chapter 3, and explain how your goals follow the  guidelines for setting good goals.
    Assignment 1 should be one to two (1-2) pages in length and should include the following:

  1. Specify and explain one personal or career goal you have that can be accomplished in the next three to 12 months in one paragraph of three to five (3-5) sentences.
    1. Include a succinct, clear statement of the goal or the change you want to make.
    2. Include a deadline within the next three to twelve months by which you want to have achieved this goal or change.
    3. Discuss why this goal or change is important to you and how it will help you improve your life.
    4. Specify and explain a second personal or career goal you have  that can be accomplished in the next three to twelve months in one  paragraph of three to five (3-5) sentences.
    5. Include a succinct, clear statement of this goal or the change you want to make.
    6. Include a deadline within the next three to twelve months by which you want to have achieved this goal or change.
    7. Discuss why this goal or change is important to you and how it will help you improve your life.
  2. Specify and explain a third personal or career goal you have  that can be accomplished in the next three to twelve months in one  paragraph of three to five (3-5) sentences.
    1. Include a succinct, clear statement of this goal or the change you want to make.
    2. Include a deadline within the next three to twelve months by which you want to have achieved this goal or change.
    3. Discuss why this goal or change is important to you and how it will help you improve your life.
  3. Summarize the relevant research on goals from the “Managing  Multiple Goals” Investigation in Chapter 3, and explain how your goals  follow the guidelines for setting good goals in one paragraph of three to five (3-5) sentences.
  4. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    1. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    2. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment,  the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the  date. The cover page is not included in the required page length. [Use  writing templates in the webtext to make your cover page according to APA style guidelines.]
    3. Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow  APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page  length. [Use writing templates in the webtext to make your in-text citations and automatically create your reference page according to APA style guidelines.]
  5. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
  • Identify and reflect on how personal responsibility for actions affects outcomes.
  • Use critical thinking skills to reflect on personal experiences related to success, failure, and strategies for personal growth.
  • Use technology and information resources to support learning issues in success psychology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about psychological success using proper writing mechanics.

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