Life Goals Essay Avid Brakes

AVID 10



Week #1
Day #1
AVID Overview (Power Point)
Go over 10th Grade Syllabus

Day #2
AVID Binders:  Please click here to view documents needed to help you organize your AVID binder.
AVID Portfolios:  Please click here to view documents needed to help you organize your AVID portfolio.

Day #3
Cornell Notes (Power Point)
Cornell Notes Handout - Keep this copy in the AVID section of your binder for future reference  Click here for additional Cornell Note resources

Day #4 Costa's Levels of Intellectual Functioning (Power Point)

The Three Little Pigs

Costa's Levels Handout -  to be kept in the AVID section of your binder

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Costa's Levels of Intellectual Functioning Posters

Day #5 Team Building - Who Am I?

Week #2
Day #1
Life Goals Essay - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been graded and returned to you.

Day #2
The Tutorial Process (Power Point) Click here for additional tutorial resources.


Day #3
Peer Review of Life Goals Essay

Day #4
Practice Tutorial

Day #5
Team Building Activity - Choose any activity.

Week #3
Day #1
Time Management (Power Point)

Time Management Prioritization Activity   

25 Ways to Get the Most Out of Now
Day #2
High School Activities & Community Service Record - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been graded and returned to you.

Resumes (Power Point)

Sample Resume & Template Completed resumes will be presented to the class on this day #3this week.  Then it will be placed in your portfolio once it has been graded and returned to you:

Day #3 Presentation of Resumes to the Class


Week #4

Day #1
Problem-Solution Essay

Day #2
Begin Drafting Problem-Solution Speech

Day #3
Begin Presenting Problem-Solution Speeches to the Class Using Scoring Guide

Week #5
Day #1
Finish Presenting Problem-Solution Speeches to the Class Using Scoring Guide


Day #2
Begin Organization Argumentative Essay

Day #3
Finish Organization Argumentative Essay


Week #6
Day #1
Priorities for College 
Planning for College & My Ideal College


Day #2
College Research Essay - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been graded and returned to you.This year you will do UC system 

Scoring Guide for College Research Essay

Optional Activity:  Letter to College Requesting Materials

Map of California Colleges


Day #3
What College Look For (Power Point)

College Admissions Game


Week#7

Day #1
Socratic Seminar (Power Point)

Socratic Seminar Questions,  Observation, & Academic Language Scripts

Friendship Quality and Social Development (Text for Socratic Seminar)
Day #1
Plagiarism, Parenthetical Citations, and Works Cited Pages (Power Point)

Parenthetical Citations & Works Cited Practice

MLA Quick Reference Guide - A copy of this will be placed in your portfolio.


Day #2

Citation Sentence Templates & 3 Source Integration Templates (Power Point)

Citation Sentence Templates - A copy of this will be placed in your portfolio.
3 Part Source Integration - A copy of this will be placed in your portfolio.

Citation Sentence Templates & 3 Part Source Integration Practice 

Be-an-Expert Report - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been graded and returned to you.


Week #8


This week we will begin working through The Success Principles by Jack Canfield and Kent Healy.
Day #1

Principle #1 - Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life (Power Point)
Principle #1 - Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life (Activity Page)   Word Doc


Day #2

Principle #2 - Believe It's Possible (Power Point)
Principle #2 - Believe It's Possible (Activity Cards)  Word Doc
Principle #2 - Believe It's Possible (Activity Page)  Word Doc



Day #3
Philosophical Chairs (Power Point)
Philosophical Chairs Evaluation Form   Word Doc


Week #9

Day #1

Principle #3 -  Decide What You Want (Power Point)
Principle #3 - The Bucket Book  Word Doc  - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been graded and returned to you.

Day #2

Principle #4 - Be Clear Why You're Here (Power Point) Principle #4 - Be Clear Why You're Here (Mission Statements)   Word Doc - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been graded and returned to you.


Day #3

Presentation of Mission Statements to the Class

Week #10

Day #1

Principle #5 - See the Best to be the Best (Power Point)
Principle #5 - Activity Cards  Word Doc
Gratitude Journal  Word Doc

Day #2

Principle #6 - Unleash the Power of Goal Setting (Power Point)
Personal & Career Goals  Word Doc  - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been graded and returned to you.

Day #3

Team Building Activity - Choose any one

Week #11

Day #1

Principle #7 - Release the Brakes (Power Point)


Principle #7 - Activity Cards  Word Doc
Principle #7 - Activity Sheet & Essay  Word Doc

Day #2

Principle #8 - See What You Want, Get What You See (Power Point)
Principle #8 - Film Strip  Word Doc

Day #3

Presentation of Film Strips to the Class

Week #12

Day #1

Principle #9 - Act as If (Power Point)

As If Essay  Word Doc  - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been graded and returned to you.

Day #2

Principle #10 - Just Lean Into It (Power Point)
Grit Scale  Word Doc
Poster Project  Word Doc

Day #3

Presentation of Poster Projects to the Class

Week #13

Day #1

Principle #11 - Face Your Fear Head On (Power Point)
Principle #11 Activity Page  Word Doc

Day #2

Principle #12 - Be Willing to Pay the Price (Power Point)
Principle #12 - Essay  Word Doc

Day #3

Essay Read Around

Week #14

Day #1

Principle #13 - Ask! Ask! Ask! (Power Point)

Principle #13 Activity Sheet  Word Doc

Day #2

Principle #14 - Reject Rejection (Power Point)
Principle #14 Interviews  Word Doc

Day #3
Teambuilding Activity


Week #15

Day #1

Principle #15 - Use Feedback to Fast-Forward (Power Point)
Principle #15 - Interviews  Word Doc

Day #2

Principle #16 - Stop Hanging with Turkeys and Soar with Eagles (Power Point)

Principle #16 - Activity Cards  Word Doc

Principle #16 - Friend Analysis  Word Doc

Day #3

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Week #16

Day #1

Principle #17 - Keep Score of Your Successes and Build On It (Power Point)

Success Journal  Word Doc  - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been graded and returned to you.

Day #2

Principle #18 - Perform with Persistence by Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize (Power Point)
Principle #18 - Activity Sheet & Essay  Word Doc 

Day #3

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Week #17

Day #1

Principle #19 - Give Your Best to Be Your Best (Power Point)
Principle #19 - Essay  Word Doc

Day #2

Principle #20 - Start Now...Just Do It! (Power Point)
Principle #20 - Activity Cards  Word Doc

Day #3

Book Club Meeting (Power Point)

Week #18

Day #1

The Success Strategies for Teens Group Project  Word Doc

Day #2

Continue Working on The Success Strategies Group Projects

Day #3

Presentation of The Success Strategies Group Projects to the Class Using Scoring Guide Word Doc
Week #19




Day #1,2,3
How Do I Pay for College? (Power Point)

How Do I Get Money for College? (Text)

How Do I Get Money for College (Worksheet)
Can I also do study hall
Week#20
Finals week

Week #21
Day #1Be-an-Expert Report   Word Doc or PDF - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been graded and returned to you.Day #2You will continue working on your Be-an-Expert Report in the computer lab.Day #3You will continue working on your Be-an-Expert Report in the computer lab.
Day #4Begin Oral Presentations Using Scoring Guide  Word Doc or PDF
Scoring Guide for Written Report  Word Doc or PDFDay #5Finish Oral Presentations Using Scoring Guide
Week #22

Day #1

Begin Working on Mock Scholarship Group ProjectMock Scholarship Application Template (Word Document)

Day #2

Continue Working on Mock Scholarship Group Project


Day #3

Bring in 6  blank mock scholarship applications for your classmates to fill out.  Students will  "apply" to various scholarships in class today.

Week #23

Day #1

What Do Committees Look For?  Word Doc or PDF
With your group, evaluated the mock scholarship applications you received.  Choose three winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) and give them an award.

Day #2

Mock Scholarship Reflection Essay

Day #3

Ways to Change a Habit21 Day Challenge


Week# 24
 This week catch up on any essays or projects that are not complete
Week #25

Day #1

Community Service Project Plan - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been presented to the class.  Pictures of your completed project will be placed in your portfolio as well.

  Day #2

Continue Working on Community Service Project Plan

Day #3

Presentation of Community Service Project Plans to the Class

Week #26

Day #1

Socratic Seminar (Power Point)

Socratic Seminar Questions & Observation

What Do Employers Want from Their Employees?

Day #2

How to Get a Job Power Point Project - A printed copy of your Power Point will be placed in your portfolio once it has been presented to the class. Interviewing a Manager

Day #3

Continue working on your "How to Get a Job" Power Point presentations.

Week #27

Day #1

Continue working on your "How to Get a Job" Power Point presentations.

Day #2

Begin Presenting Power Points to the Class

Day #3

Finish Presenting Power Points to the Class

Week #28

Day #1

The Power of Persuasion 

Day #2

Two Minute SpeechesScoring Guide for Two Minute Speeches

Day #3

Teambuilding Activity 

Week #29

Day #1

Career Interest Survey - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been completed.

Career Interest Survey Results - Do not print.  Just up up the document and press CTRL and click on the links to find out more about particular careers that may interest you.


Career Research Display Board - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been graded and returned to you.

Day #2

Continue Working on Career Research Display Boards

Day #3

Presentation of Career Research Display Boards to the Class

Week#30

Day #1

Deceptive Advertising (Power Point)

Day #2

Begin Advertising Project 

Day #3

Presentation of Advertising Projects to the Class 

Week #31

Day #1

Begin Artistic Convergence Project

Day #2

Finish Artistic Convergence Project

Day #3

Presentation of Artistic Convergence Projects to the Class

Week #32

Day #1

Begin Drafting Persuasive Speeches List of Persuasive Speech Topics 

Day #2

Begin Presenting Persuasive Speeches to the Class Using Scoring Guide

Day #3

Finish Presenting  Persuasive Speeches to the Class Using Scoring Guide

Week #33

Day #1

Begin Working on College Research Mini Book ( UC system schools only) - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been graded and returned to you. Letter to College Requesting Materials 

Day #2

Continue Working on College Research Mini Books

Day #3

 Presentation of College Research Mini Books to the Class

Week #34

Day #1

The Cost of Living - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been graded and returned to you.

Day #2

Mock Letter of RecommendationDescriptive Words for Letters of Recommendation

Day #3

Mock Letter of Recommendation Read Around Using Scoring SheetMock College Admissions Award Certificate

Week #35

Day #1

Writing Your College Admissions Essay (Power Point)Personal Inventory 

College Admissions Essay - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been graded and returned to you.


Day #2

Continue Working on College Admissions Essays 

Day #3

Peer Review of College Admissions Essay 

Week #36

Day #1

Socratic Seminar (Power Point)

Socratic Seminar Questions & Observation

Credit Cards (Text for Socratic Seminar)

Credit Cards Worksheet 

Day #2

Checking Accounts (Power Point)

Check Register

Sample Bank Statement 
Checks

Day #3

Checking Account Game

Week #37

Day #1

Tips for Stretching Your Dollar
Ways to Stretch Your Dollar Booklets - (Set your printer to "booklets" to save paper.) This assignment will be placed in your portfolio once it has been graded and returned to you.

Day #2

Continue Working on Ways to Stretch Your Dollar Booklets

Day #3

Presentation of Ways to Stretch Your Dollar Booklets to the Class

Week #38

Study for finals 
Week #39
Study for finals

Week #40
Finals

Your sophomore portfolio is due on the day of your final exam.  Please click on the "Portfolios" page to view and/or print documents you may need for your portfolio.  Some of these documents include the college visit checklist & reflection, community service log, MLA quick reference, 3-part source integration, citation sentence templates, friendly letter template, and business letter template.  Your portfolio is worth 10% of your final grade. Sophomore Summary Essay - This assignment will be placed in your portfolio.



Life Goals Essay

1045 Words5 Pages

When I was a high school student, I wanted nothing more than to put my schooling experience behind me. The day that I graduated, I thought to myself, “finally! I am done!” After everything settled down after graduation, I got a job as a shift supervisor at a Boston Market in Littleton, Colorado. After about a year of working there, I realized that I wanted a better life for myself. So what does one do when they want a better life and their parents can’t talk them into going to college? They join the Military. So, in August of 2006, that is exactly what I did. Just about four years later, I finally realized that to get anywhere in this world now a days, you need to have some form of a college education. The main reason why I am attending…show more content…

I am terrified of any new changes in my life. Whether it be from a PCS, a new person in my life, or bungee jumping (which I have forced myself to do more than once), I am scared of it. By going to school, I hope to somehow overcome this fear of life, because I am going to be dealing with new things all of the time. I need the fulfillment of knowing that I will finish what I start, as well as finish with a bang. I am hoping that college will give me some of the confidence that I need to live my life as I want to in the long run. The key to being successful in life, is knowing what kind of things will help you to be the successful person that you want to be. I have been blessed with the ability to finish what I start no matter what the cost. I guess that is the OCD in me talking, because if I can’t finish something rather quickly, or when I plan for it to be completed, it drives me insane. One thing that drives me to be successful is knowing that I desperately need this education. I plan on getting out of the military in 2012 when my enlistment is up. Basically, I need something to turn to when that day comes. Support from my family and friends with my decision to return to school, is really what drives me to be successful at this. With them behind me, I can do anything. I do not want to disappoint them, or myself, with failure. There are definitely going to be some sacrifices on my part to be able to be successful at

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