Continuing Academic Success

In: Philosophy and Psychology

Submitted By nascarde
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Continuing Academic Success
GEN/201
Dec 15, 2014
Aimee Styers

Continuing Academic Success

Developing Academic success that will follow you throughout your life starts with planning, understanding your learning style, developing an effective writing and critical thinking process. As I begin my continuing education, continuing academic success is what I want, not only in my academic accomplishments but in all that I do at home and at work. So what is success, in its simplest form it is accomplishing or achieving what you desire or set as a goal. Then academic success is achieving or obtaining that degree and continuing academic success is the process of taking what you learn at school out into everyday life and your job. For me success is taking control of my education, abilities and skills to help me achieve my goals. Before I can do this I must establish a plan and define my goal or goals.
So how do I reach this goal? That is a question many of us face, in many aspects of life. In reaching a goal it must first be defined and measureable. Effective goal setting is a key to success in whatever you do. According to (Morisano, Hirsh, Peterson, Pihl, & Shore, 2010), failure to have clear goals has led to students dropping out of college. When establishing a goal, an important question to ask is, why. Not knowing why you desire a goal will lead to a good chance of losing direction and site of the goal. Resulting in either the goal being delayed or worst, never achieved. With your goal set and in writing you become focused, responsible, accountable and understand the goals rewards. Knowing the reward will provide the motivation that will keep you focused on the goal in the face of adversity. In order to accomplish this goal a plan is in order. In this plan you will be able to identify your timeline, available resources, and potential...