High school can be a stressful and exciting time for students. They learn to balance social, educational and personal priorities while reflecting on what they will do after graduation. A great way for students to take day-to-day things and achieve their goals is to make a list. Here are five examples of good short-term goals that high school students can achieve.
Summary of this practical sheet
1 Complete all homework on time.
2 Improve exam scores in a challenging course
3 Participate in an extracurricular activity
4 Participate in the class
5 Get top marks on the next report card
Complete all homework on time.
A simple goal that will help students not only in the present but also in the long run is to aim to complete all of their homework on time. Ask the student to make a conscious effort to sit down and focus on assigned tasks and return to them when the time is right. This will teach diligence and responsibility, skills that are useful in high school, higher education and in the job market. Students will find that less stress and often more free time is given when projects are completed on time.
Improve exam scores in a challenging course
Focusing on a challenging field of study is a great way for students to overcome obstacles and gain overall self-confidence. Aim to earn at least 5% to 10% more on the next subject test. Students should find ways to achieve this, whether it means spending more time studying, consulting with the teacher, or working with a tutor. Having students focus on a problem will help them analyze what is holding them back and become more determined to succeed.
Participate in an extracurricular activity
Extracurricular activities look great on college admissions applications and are enjoyable for many students. If the student is not participating in a sport or club, encourage her to join. Ask her to think about her interests and choose an activity that she can undertake. Extracurricular activities help children learn to manage their time, while meeting new people and discovering skills they may not have known they had. They also provide an escape from the stress of school.
Participate in the class
Class participation is often a large part of a student's grade. Teachers like to see that students are paying attention and interested in what they are teaching. Ask the student to agree to participate at least once a day at school. The student will quickly realize that it is not very difficult to ask a question, provide an answer or start a discussion.
Get top marks on the next report card
A great goal for a student who is determined to improve their grades is to achieve the best grades on their next report card. This could mean getting all A's or being in the highest percentage of the overall grade for the class. For students who are having more difficulty, have them fight for a higher mark in each subject in the next report card. You can help the student to study further or start looking at the homework after the student has completed it.