Academic and Personal Goals

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Academic and Personal Goals Essay
Walden University

Academic and Personal Goals Essay
This year I experienced some major life changes that caused me to re-evaluate my life. I finalized a lengthy divorce proceeding; I lost my job, and I moved to San Diego, California. These events may have caused some people to feel hopeless, but they motivated me to make some life changes. I enrolled in the BSBA program with a concentration in accounting at Walden University in order to finish the degree I started 8 years ago. I have learned that goal setting is important in order to achieve success in life. For me to attain the future that I see for myself and my family, I set academic and personal goals. In this essay, I will discuss my academic goals and my personal goals. I will also discuss how these goals connect to my degree program. My academic goals are significant to the achievement of some of my personal goals. One personal goal is to start my own accounting firm for small business owners. Before I can achieve that objective, I need to focus on my academic goals.

First, I need to learn to write a college level paper in APA format. In the past, I learned MLA format so to switch the presentation was strange to me. To my benefit, every class at Walden University has writing assignments, which will allow me to practice writing properly. Also, there are numerous resources in the Writing Center to help me achieve that goal. With practice and critiques, I know that I will become a better writer and college level papers in APA or MLA format will be second nature to me.

Secondly, I need to become more proficient at managing my time. The deadlines set forth in my academic program help me stay focused on that goal. Consequently, the deadlines also support another goal; to achieve a grade of B or better in every class. Learning to better manage my time will be a benefit to me academically, professionally as well as personally. In my prior employment,...
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