Personal Responsibility

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Thesis Statement and Informal Outline Worksheet

In this course, you will write a 1,050- to 1,750-word Personal Responsibility Essay, due in Week Five, which includes the following:

Define what personal responsibility means to you.
Explain the relationship between personal responsibility and college success. Include a preliminary plan to practice personal responsibility in your education.

This week, using the Center for Writing Excellence resources, provide the thesis statement and informal outline for your Personal Responsibility Essay assignment, due in Week Five.

Thesis Statement:
Personal Responsibility means taking accountability for my own actions, accepting whatever consequences come from my actions, and then understanding how to improve or make necessary changes. By staying organized, setting personal goals, keeping my stress level to a minimum, and staying focused, I can achieve college success.

Informal Outline:
I. Intro
II. What personal responsibility means
a. Accountability for my own actions
b. Being organized
c. Setting goals; both personal and academic
III. Tools for personal responsibility
d. Having time management skills
e. Setting personal goals
f. Keeping my stress level to a minimum
g. Staying focused
IV. What I will hold myself academically accountable for
h. Attending all classes
i. Reading all materials
j. Doing all assignments and turning them in on time
k. Studying for all exams
V. Conclusion:
In conclusion, although it is easier to blame others for my failures and my mistakes, it is because of my personal responsibility that I will be able to have college success. I will have a clear understanding of what I expect from my education as well as what I expect for my future. I will strive to accomplish every goal that I will set for myself in my personal life as well as the goal I will...
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