|Goals and Objectives|
For this discussion, read Step 4: Deﬁning Clear Goals and Objectives in the course text. It is important to differentiate between goals and objectives. A goal is a general, overarching expression of what the program wants to achieve; whereas, an objective is specific, measurable, time-bound, and doable. Both goals and objectives are directly linked to the problem statement.
Characteristics of a statement that refers to objectives:
Guided Response: In your initial post, write your goal as a statement and then write at least one objective supporting that goal. Be sure your goal statement is general and your objective is specific, measurable, and time-bound. Your initial contribution should be a minimum of 250 to 300 words in length. Review and respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial posts (minimum of 200 words). Review their goals and objectives. Are the goals expressed as a general, overall aspiration? Is each objective specific, measurable, time-bound, and doable? Offer your feedback so that your peers can benefit from it.
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