Goals vs. Objectives

Goals vs. Objectives

Goals and objectives are synonyms, which means that they share the same meaning. Let's take a look:

A goal (noun) is an aim or an end to which effort is directed.

Example:

1. "It is my goal to win the race."

2. "I have lofty goals, but I will achieve them."

Objectives (noun, plural) are things that one's efforts are intended to accomplish. An objective is a purpose, goal, or target.

Example:

1. "The course's objective is to teach students how to understand the similarities and differences between common words."

2. "Each lesson a teacher instructs must be prepared with a list of objectives for student learning."

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