Personal Plan to Succeed

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My Personal Plan to Succeed
Ross E. Kensey
HCS504
February 27, 2012
Dr. Linda Amankwaa

My Personal Plan to Succeed Going back to school is never an easy endeavor. Balancing the requirements of work and family alone can be a daunting task. When school is added into the mix, this can easily become a stressful time in life. In this paper I will examine my personal and professional goals, reasons for pursuing my graduate degree, and strategies that I will employ to make it easier to obtain academic success. I will also examine milestones that will mark the achievement of my short and long-term goals, challenges I will face while attempting to meet my goals, strengths, and weaknesses related
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This is something that over the years I have become better at managing. Third and finally, I believe that working in a team you do not physically see on a regular basis may be a challenge. Technology has come a long way with different ways to communicate but there is still something about meeting with a team in the same room and brainstorming ideas. My strategy for overcoming this will be to set up clear rules and expectations for interaction among teammates with the learning team charter. To judge your progress on anything, you must establish milestones. My milestones for my short-term goal of receiving a grade of “A” in this course will occur after the second week when I have received a grade for the individual project, the participation for the previous weeks and the “Starting with the Basics” assignment. At that point, I think I will have a fairly good indicator of if I will be able to reach my short-term goal. Concerning my long-term goal, a milestone toward that achievement will occur after the first year of the online course work. If at that time I still have maintained a 3.5 GPA, I think that this will be a very good indicator that I am still on track to achieve my long-term goal. When I evaluate myself on how I communicate, I think that I do a good job on follow-up questions to gauge the level of understanding. If I look at areas of communication that I could improve, I would have to say that

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