An academic goal is a goal or aspiration that is tied to academic accomplishment. Students who set academic goals are more likely to attain success and accomplishments throughout their academic lives. These aims range in length from short to long term and encompass a variety of personal ambitions.
Short-term academic goals include completing homework by 10 p.m. every night, achieving an A in a specific course, and reading all of the necessary course readings. Graduating with honours, finishing a thesis, writing a dissertation, and enrolling in a post-graduate institution are all long-term academic ambitions. Academic goals differ from student to student, but they all serve to establish educational milestones that promote academic achievement.