This handout guides students to consider their goals and set realistic alternatives. More importantly, I think, it guides students toward writing in an engaging and humorous tone. Too often, students consider goals and begin to lecture the reader on setting goals, they themselves have no intention of working toward. This tongue-in-cheek assignment makes clear the importance of honest, natural writing when we are writing about ourselves. You can allow students to write more, but I am happy to read one engaging paragraph! And learning to write within the parameters of the organized paragraph is a good skill to have.