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Planning Your Future Section 1.2: The Path to Your Future Taking Charge: Chapter 1 © 2010 TSTC Publishing.

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1 Planning Your Future Section 1.2: The Path to Your Future Taking Charge: Chapter 1 © 2010 TSTC Publishing

2 Charting © 2010 TSTC Publishing Clearly articulate your reasons for choosing your path Set specific goals Write a statement of purpose

3 Three P’s © 2010 TSTC Publishing Plan Prioritize Persevere

4 Plan The college process takes a few years Look at the entire picture Plan course work for the whole program, not just by semester Consider outside personal obligations © 2010 TSTC Publishing

5 Prioritize Many distractions will arise Find a balance between study time and social life There will be temptation to have fun instead of studying © 2010 TSTC Publishing

6 Prioritize (cont.) Find a way to balance classes, study time, work and family Remember your goals—educational, personal and professional © 2010 TSTC Publishing

7 Persevere Commit to your mission in the strongest way possible Decide which parts of your future are most important to you © 2010 TSTC Publishing

8 Persevere (cont.) Dropout rates are over 50% and rising Complete your studies no matter the odds Your mindset must be established “Winning is 90 percent mental.” © 2010 TSTC Publishing

9 Further Reflection How can you make your educational plan more detailed? Which areas of your life do you need to prioritize? © 2010 TSTC Publishing

10 Additional Resources University Placement Program Mind Tools Effects of Career Goals on Students © 2010 TSTC Publishing


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