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Wise Up: Make SMAART New Year's Resolutions

By December 27, 2012

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OwlAs 2012 winds to a close and 2013 waits breathless in the wings for its big debut, consider the kinds of resolutions you make for this next year, especially if you're a student.

Tons of people make New Year's Resolutions every year,  but few actually stick to them. If you're one of the first to fall off the wagon as soon as you've hopped on, then stop this trend by making  SMAART New Year's Resolutions for a change.

SMAART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Action-oriented, Results-oriented, and Time-phased.

Here are some examples for students:

  • I will dedicate 8:00 - 9:00 PM every night to homework, so I can get an "A" or "B" in every class.
  • I will study for thirty minutes every night for the next three months, so I can score a GRE high enough to help me get into an Ivy League graduate school.
  • This quarter, I will turn in every essay the day before it's due, so I'm not docked any points from the overall grade.

Need more ideas? Check out some more SMAART New Year's Resolutions for students, here.

Share your own New Year's Resolutions!

 

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