Friday, January 9, 2009

Goal Setting

Moira Allen wrote an excellent article on "Setting Effective Writing Goals" over on Robin Kelly's Writing for Performance Blog.

I think a principle that she missed may have been to put those goals where you can be held accountable for them. More about that later.


Jill Wheeler said...

I think goal-setting is immensely important. At school, we now guide our students in setting reasonable, quantifiable goals each quarter. One academic, and one personal. Then we check with the students to see whether or not they achieved the goal and, if they didn't, how they could change their behaviors to reach their goals.

Sigh. If only I did the same for myself. :D

Shalanna said...

Hello! My comment is more of an email. I have never before met anyone else whose first name is Dal (not Dallas or something it's short for) other than my late father, Dal Gerneth. I wonder, were you named after anyone, or is this a common name in some ethnicity (Daddy was German and I don't know where Grandma got her names--one sister is Odile, one Yvonne, one Maudie, one Mary Lou, one Orlean, so she had all kinds of influences) . . . it's just interesting to see someone else named Dal. Just thought I might mention that. shalanna AT tx (DOT) rr (DOT) com