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We study goal setting using a randomized ...eld experiment involving 1092 ...rst-year undergraduate students. Students have private mentorstudent meetings during the year. We instructed a random subset of mentors to encourage students to set a course-speci...c grade goal during one of the mentor-student meetings (goal treatment). A random subset of those mentors was further instructed to challenge students to set more ambitious goals if deemed appropriate (raise treatment). We ...nd thatdoi:10.2139/ssrn.2898916 fatcat:avj36qczjfbe7jajolj3gdx77a