2. The Four Key Questions
Establish your goals by answering these questions:
1. Challenge Why do I want it?
Define the desire or challenge facing you.
2. Goal What do I want?
Write down the goal you want to achieve.
3. Action Steps How will I get it?
Your specific action plan to reach your goal.
4. Target Dates When do I want it?
The completion date to reach your goal.
3. Dreams vs Goals
Goal Setting is like shooting an arrow.
You may want to hit the target, but
if you don’t take action – shooting the arrow –
you only have a dream.
The difference between a
dream and a goal is ACTION.
5. A specific goal has a much
greater chance of being
accomplished than a
general goal. A general goal would be,
“Implement common core state
standards.“ But a specific goal
would say, “Implement one
standard every six weeks, and
have two formative and one
summative assessment with it."
Creating specific goals
6. To set a specific goal you must answer the six "W"
Who: Who is involved?
What: What do I want to accomplish?
Where: Identify a location. (Science Lab)
When: Establish a time frame. (For second semester)
Which: Identify requirements and constraints.
Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of
accomplishing the goal. (To help our students
become prepared for the common core state standards,
help them become college and career ready, and prepare
them for state and national testing.)
Creating specific goals
7. Creating measurable goals
When you measure your progress, you stay
on track, reach your target dates, and
experience the exhilaration of achievement
that spurs you on to continued effort
required to reach your goal.
Establish concrete criteria for
measuring progress toward the
attainment of each goal you
8. To determine if your goal is measurable,
ask questions such as:
• How much?
• How many?
• How will I know
when it is accomplished?
Creating measurable goals
9. Creating attainable goals
When you identify goals that are
most important to you, you begin
to figure out ways you can make
them come true.
You develop the attitudes, abilities, skills,
and financial capacity to reach them. You
begin seeing previously overlooked
opportunities to bring yourself closer to
the achievement of your goals.
10. Creating attainable goals
You can attain most any goal you set when you plan your
steps wisely and establish a time frame that allows you to
carry out those steps.
Goals that may have seemed far away and out of reach
eventually move closer and become attainable, not because
your goals shrink, but because you grow and expand to
11. Creating realistic goals
To be realistic, a goal must represent
an objective toward which you are
both willing and able to work.
A high goal is frequently easier to reach
than a low one because a low goal exerts
low motivational force. Some of the
hardest jobs you ever accomplished
actually seem easy simply because they
were a labor of love.
12. Creating realistic goals
To determine if your goal is realistic,
ask questions such as:
• Do I truly believe that it can be accomplished?
• Have I accomplished anything similar in the past?
• Can I identify the conditions that would have to exist
to accomplish this goal?
13. Creating timely goals
When do you want to accomplish your
goal? “Someday” won't work. But if
you anchor it within a timeframe (“by
May 1st”), then you have already set
your unconscious mind into motion to
begin working on the goal.
A goal should be grounded within a
time frame. With no time frame tied
to it, there is no sense of urgency.
14. Tcan also stand for Tangible
A goal is tangible when you can experience it
with one of the senses, that is, taste, touch,
smell, sight or hearing.
When your goal is tangible you have a better
chance of making it specific and measurable
and thus attainable.
15. BEST TIPS FOR ACHIEVING STUDY GOALS FOR
• MAKE A STUDY PLAN
• CREATE STRUCTURED GOALS
• DEVELOP STUDY GOAL TIMESCALES
• EXPLOIT TECHNOLOGY
• SET YOUR STUDY GOALS AND CREATE A FLEXIBLE STUDY PLAN
• DON’T LOSE MOTIVATION
• GET CREATIVE WITH ONLINE STUDY TOOLS
• COLLABORATE WITH STUDY PARTNERS
• BE POSITIVE AND TEST YOURSELF
• ESTABLISH A STUDY ROUTINE
16. MAKE A STUDY PLAN
Planning is an essential part of studying correctly
Proper time distribution
Allocate your time and resources properly.
17. CREATE STRUCTURED GOALS
Setting study goals
try to complete a goal and reward yourself
when completed, lead to other goals or other activities.
Study Subject #1
Study Part 3 of Subject #2
Play games for one half hour
18. DEVELOP STUDY GOAL TIMESCALES
Try to figure out how much time it takes
maximum efficiency when studying.
20. SET YOUR STUDY GOALS
as flexible as possible.
modify the study plan accordingly
21. DON’T LOSE MOTIVATION
This is where most students lose their stride.
Motivation is the key to success because it’s what keeps us going when
times are tough.
If something seems impossible, make it possible!
Don’t give up simply because something is too difficult or it’s taking
too much time.
Think about the end game.
22. GET CREATIVE WITH
ONLINE STUDY TOOLS
Modify everything so it fits your needs and wishes,
You don’t need to write on paper—everything is available
to you with online study tools.
23. COLLABORATE WITH STUDY
Learning new information by yourself might prove boring,
if you run into a problem that you can’t solve it will seem hopeless.
collaborating with other students
you’re guaranteeing that everything you’re studying goes faster.
Each problem that might appear can be solved through teamwork.
24. BE POSITIVE AND TEST
A great way to see where you’re standing with your study goals and
just how much information you learned is by
give yourself a small test and
ask yourself a few random questions
keep going! Be positive. Learn from your mistakes,
go through the subject once more, and try again.
Eventually you will succeed.
25. ESTABLISH A STUDY ROUTINE
Study plans can be as flexible as possible,
Establish a study routine to maximize the chances of your
For example, tell yourself that you need to study for 6 hours a
day, with 2 hours of breaks/free time.
Don’t stray away from the routine
26. Points for Discussion
What is the difference between a dream and a goal?
What are the four key questions in goal setting?
Why is it important to correctly define the challenge you face?
Why are goals important?
27. Basic of Study to avoid failure and
No Proper Planning and Time management skills
Busy in asking/arranging Study Plan and time table.
Wrong Selections of books and Ignorance of ICAI Study material, Practice Manual, RTP
Confuse between attempting single group or both group in exam
Poor presentation skills
Inappropriate Guidance & unsolicited guidance from every random persons
No Self awareness/ No Proper assessment & analysis
Not practicing by writing the proper format
More of advice & less of its implementations
No analysis of mistakes
Tensions, Panic, Depressions, frustrations etc
No proper time allocation for revision
Less importance given to theory potion of practical papers.