Sample Education Paper on Smart Educational Goals

Smart Education Goals

Improve overall performance by 15% within a month        

I will visit my professor twice a week and ask relevant questions related to my course. I have not been consulting my professor well in the past due to ill-timing (Óhidy, 2013). I will keep adjusting my timetable until it fits into both of our schedules.

Get a job at Starbucks within the next two months to supplement my income and also gain experience in employment.

I will look for a part-time job that does not require specific knowledge and skills, as I am still a student. I will work extra hard, be committed, execute my duties perfectly and take on more responsibilities (McIlveen & Schultheiss, 2012). The challenge that I will face is having to balance classwork with the job on the side.

Get a promotion to the managerial position at Starbucks within the next one year.

I will develop a good relationship with other departmental members and update my resume to seek promotion (McIlveen & Schultheiss, 2012). There is a likelihood of responsibilities increasing, but I also expect that I will be in a better position to handle multiple tasks, and volume of classwork will have lessened by then.

  1. B) Counseling session

I had a counselling session with our professor, and I confided in him of my plan to improve in academics and also my need for additional income. He was impressed by this and warned that I have to become very disciplined to make these goals a reality. Relationships help in giving one the ability to counsel. In the case above, I hold the professor in high regard and was therefore eager to know what he thought of my goals.

  1. C) Disciplinary technique

            A disciplinary technique that has been used on me is getting a warning letter from my boss as a result of spending more time than is expected during lunch breaks. Based on the readings this technique was proper, as it saves one the harassment of getting confronted verbally.




McIlveen, P., & Schultheiss, D. (2012). Social constructionism in vocational psychology and career development. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Óhidy, A. (2013). From Multiple Deprivation to Success – Educational Careers of Ten Roma and Gypsy women. Hungarian Educational Research Journal,