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Personal Responsibility
And

College Success

Teresa Bearden
GEN/200
Shazia Ali

Personal Responsibility means being held accountable for one’s actions and facing the consequences when a mistake is made. For me, I plan to stay organized, remain focused on my goals in life, and achieve college success once again by graduating with honors.

Being held accountable is answering for a one’s mistake. For example, if you were to borrow a friend’s car and you damaged the car in any way possible, you would then be held liable for the cost to fix what was damaged.

Facing concequences for a mistake that was made is being responsible. In a college setting, if you neglect your studies and not do any of your assignments, the coinsequences would be that you would fail the course, possibly loose any scholarship you may have had and also placed on Academic Probation.

In order to be successful in college you have to stay organized. Without the proper organization a person can not study properly. For example, there is a huge test in Anatomy 101. Instead of having all of the notes together and separated from other courses the student may be taking. It is discovered that the Anatomy notes are mixed with Medical Terminology and Law & Ethics notes. This person would not be able to properly study for the test due to the disorganization.

By using the proper organizational skills a college student can manage success. Setting goals for one’s self and achieving them is one way of time management. Another is by using the ABC system to so list. With this tool you would categorize the things you need to accomplish and then label them accordingly A, B, or C. “A” being the most important and “C” being able to postpone until a later time. Say for instance you had an exam coming up that was ¼ of you final grade, but you had other things to be done also. In this scenario, studying whould be labeled “A” because of it’s significance. Washing clothes or going out with...
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