For this week’s discussion, you’ll put together a motivational speech that you would give to someone you are close to if they questioned your decision to enroll in the university right now. To prepare for your speech, review your Goals, Values, and Motivations assignment from Week 1. Think about why you are pursuing a degree, what it means to you, and how you will be supported to achieve your goals. Consider how achieving your academic goals aligns with your personal goals, motivations, and values.
Here are some important points to cover during your speech:
How have you or your perspective changed since the first week of class? What did you learn about yourself?
Why did you decide to go to school? Why now?
Why did you choose the program you are in?
What do you find interesting or exciting about your program?
What do you hope to achieve as you pursue your degree?
How about after you finish?
What support is available at the university that you think will be important to you?
What support do you need outside the university, from family or friends?