Presentation on theme: "G OAL SETTING T IPS FROM P LAY H ARD W ORK H ARD W ORKSHOP BY M C G ILL O FFICE FOR S TUDENTS WITH D ISABILITIES."— Presentation transcript:
G OAL SETTING T IPS FROM P LAY H ARD W ORK H ARD W ORKSHOP BY M C G ILL O FFICE FOR S TUDENTS WITH D ISABILITIES
PRIORITIZING This is a goal-setting strategy to prioritize your goals according to rank of importance. 1. List all of your goals. 2. Use letter « A » to label highest priority goals- most important goals or the goals that you must complete in order to start other related goals.
PRIORITIZING 3. Use letter « B » to label medium importance and less urgency to complete. 4. Use letter « C » to label goals of lowest importance and urgency- goals you want to complete after you have achieved your « A’s » and « B’s ». 5. Prioritize the goals within your « A » list, then « B » and « C ».
T YPES OF GOALS 1. Immediate Goals a well-defined plan to achieve specific results within a couple of hours to a few days examples: errands, laundry, turn in tomorrow’s assignment, pass the mid-term 2. Short-term Goals well-defined plan to achieve specific results within as little as a week or as long as three months break down the goal into small steps/immediate goals examples: write paper, complete courses with a B grade or higher
T YPES OF GOALS 3. Intermediary Goals well-defined plan to achieve specific results in one or two years examples: Planning an internship/volunteer, change your minor, plan for grad school, acquire a 2-year transfer degree 4. Long-term Goals well-defined plan to achieve specific results after several years completing a long-term goal is the result of completing a number of intermediary goals, examples: acquire a 4- year degree, save money to move out
S TEPS TO ACHIEVING GOALS 1. Set specific goals make sure you have a very clear picture of what you want your outcome to be is it clear, specific and realistic? 2. Make a target date and time make a specific deadline for your goal make sure the deadline is realistic
S TEPS TO ACHIEVING GOALS 3. Identify the steps you will need to take to achieve your goal list the individual steps you need to take put these steps into your weekly schedule 4. Plan a reward acknowledge and celebrate the completion of each goal use this reward as an incentive to getting your next job done!
T O FIND OUT MORE ABOUT GOAL SETTING : For more information, sign up for this workshop at http://www.mcgill.ca/osd/ References Diaz del Castillo, P. & Pantel, S. (2012). Play Hard Work Hard. [Powerpoint Presentation]. Diaz del Castillo, P. & Saxe, A. (2013). Testing Made Easy. [Powerpoint Presentation]. Wong, L. (2012). Essential study skills. (7 th ed.). Boston, MA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.