Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Description of Essay:
In this essay, you will explain to your readers 3 goals you have set. The first goal is a HIGH SCHOOL goal. The second goal is a PERSONAL goal. The third goal is a CAREER goal. Your essay is not a list of goals you have—it is an explanation and exploration of HOW you will reach the goals (ACTION STEPS) you are setting for yourself. Each year in AVID, you will return to the previous year’s Life Goals essay and reflect on the goals you set previously and your success in meeting those goals. At the end of your senior year, you will have written 4 Life Goals Essays which will be very helpful when applying to college.
AVID Standards to be Assessed:
A. The Writing Process
1. Use organizational strategies and tools to aid in the development of essays
3. Revise drafts multiple times to improve clarify
4. Edit students’ essays, especially checking for transition words and errors in grammar, punctuation, and comma usage
5. Use common editing marks during the editing process