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Appendix B Sample Essay Using the S.M.A.R.T. Plan for Goal-Setting Larry Elder, a popular author and host of a talk-radio program in Southern California, believes “a goal without a plan is just a wish” (Goals, 2008, para. 2). Whether you have personal, educational, or professional goals, having a well-developed plan increases the likelihood you will actually achieve those goals. One effective goal-setting plan is the S.M.A.R.T. model—an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. First, set a goal that is specific rather than general. “Earn a college degree,” for example, is too general. Use the six W’s (Top, 2008) to make the goal more specific: Who: Joe Student What: College degree Where: University of Phoenix Online When: By the fall of 2012 Which: B.S. in Business Administration Why: To qualify for a position in management Your goal then becomes “I, Joe Student, will earn a B.S. in Business Administration at University of Phoenix Online by the fall of 2012 in order to qualify for a position in
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