Personal Responsibilty as It Relates to Academic Success

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Personal Responsibility as it Relates to Academic Success

Personal Responsibility as it Relates to Academic Success
There are different ways to improve areas of personal responsibility that can improve academic success. Having a positive sense of responsibility with good moral structure and high value on responsibility will increase your chance of academic success. A Study of Non-Traditional and Traditional Students in Terms of their Time Management Behaviors, Stress Factors, and Coping Strategies is a great study on the difference between traditional and non-traditional students. The authors focus on the different stressors that are related to non-traditional and traditional students, primarily focusing on the demands of work, school, and personal life, and the conflict between the three (Forbus, P., Newbold, J. J., & Mehta, S. S., 2011). The authors stated the differences of traditional and non-traditional students are substantial.  A traditional student is one that starts off typically straight from high school, unmarried, without much life experience and responsibility.  A non-traditional student is an older student that is typically returning to school, married, has a full time job, and has a lot of responsibility. (Forbes, P., Newbold, J. J., & Mehta, S. S., 2011). Non-traditional students potentially have a more difficult time with academic success with more responsibility and more things to time manage. The most important way to improve academic success is to focus on improving areas of personal responsibility, such as, time management, financial responsibility, stress management, physical health, and emotional health. Time management is a very important tool in a student’s academic life, as well as family life. It has been suggested that, even though students are more apt to work full-time, students are not affected by working, commuting, or time limitations because they have more experience at time management (P., Newbold, & Mehta,...
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