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Will college students who set goals for themselves work harder and achieve better out-comes? In theory, setting goals can help present-biased students to mitigate their self-control problem. In practice, there is little credible evidence on the causal effects of goal setting for college students. We report the results of two field experiments that involved almost four thousand college students in total. One experiment asked treated students to set goals for performance in the course; the otherfatcat:66hdsgucjvgnlf423ncynd6iba