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LIFE GOALS ESSAY

MAKE SURE YOUR GOALS ARE S.M.A.R.T. Goals

S=Specific

M=Measurable

A=Achievable

R=Realistic

T=Timely





BRAINSTORMING GOALS

Directions: List 5 possible high school/college, personal, and career goals.



HIGH SCHOOL or COLLEGE GOALS

(grade point average, attendance, tardies, homework completed, classwork, scholarship, etc)



1).

2).

3).

4).

5).




PERSONAL GOALS

(eating habits, weight, weekly workouts, behavior, relationships, savings, etc.)



1).

2).

3).

4).

5).

CAREER GOALS

1).

2).

3).

4).

5).







LIFE GOALS ESSAY

GRAPHIC ORGANIZER




Directions: Complete the chart with the correct information. This chart will help you write your first draft of the LIFE GOALS ESSAY.



TYPE OF GOAL

IMPORTANCE OF GOAL

ACTION STEPS TO REACH GOAL

1). HIGH SCHOOL or COLLEGE GOAL

(body paragraph #1)

Goal:_____________________





1).



2).


3).


2). PERSONAL GOAL

(sports, club, community service, music, summer job, etc)



(body paragraph #2)
Goal:_____________________



1).



2).


3).


3). CAREER GOAL

(body paragraph #3)

Goal:_____________________







1).



2).


3).




Name_______________________________Period__________Date__________________


A.V.I.D.

Life Goals Essay Rubric

Worth: 300 points

Due Date:__________________

Requirements

Self-Evaluation

Teacher’s Evaluation

1). Heading

  • First and Last Name

  • Teacher’s name

  • AVID

  • Due Date

  • Left justified

  • Double Spaced

____/10 points


____/10 points




2). Title

Title:__________________

  • Creative

  • Centered

  • Correct capitalization

___/15 points


____/15 points



3). Introduction Paragraph
# of sentences______

  • Indented

  • Begins with a “hook”

(a question, quote, story)

  • 3 goals are listed

(high school, personal, and career)

____/50 points



____/50 points



4). Body Paragraph #1
TOPIC: HIGH SCHOOL or COLLEGE GOAL
# of sentences______

____/25 points



____/25 points



5). Body Paragraph #2
TOPIC: PERSONAL GOAL
# of sentences______

  • Indented

  • Contains quality topic sentence

  • Explains PERSONAL GOAL and its importance

  • Describes steps needed to reach goal

  • Uses transitions words

  • At least 5 to 7 sentences in length

____/25 points



____/25 points



6). Body Paragraph #3
TOPIC: CAREER GOAL
# of sentences______

  • Indented

  • Contains quality topic sentence

  • Explains CAREER GOAL and its importance

  • Describes steps needed to reach goal

  • Uses transitions words

  • At least 5 to 7 sentences in length

____/25 points



____/25 points



7). Conclusion Paragraph
# of sentences______

  • Indented

  • Wraps up/summarizes essays

  • Mentions three goals

  • Explains why goals are important to the writer

  • At least 5 to 7 sentences in length

____/50 points



____/50 points




8). End Product


  • Present at least TWO goals to classmates

  • Contains varied sentence structure

  • Contains correct spelling and grammar

  • Typed

  • 12 point font (Ariel or Times New Roman)

  • Double spaced

  • 1 inch margins

____/50 points


____/50 points




9). Rough Draft

____/50 points


____/50 points





Points you feel you earned

____/300 points
Letter Grade

Total points

Earned

____/300 points
Letter Grade


SELF-REFLECTION

Directions: Answer each of the following in complete sentences. Be specific

1). Explain one positive aspect of your essay.

2). Explain one way you could have improved your essay.




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