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Thesis Statement and Informal Outline

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Thesis Statement and Informal Outline Worksheet

Thesis Statement:

To effectively achieve personal responsibility you must hold yourself accountable for what you’re trying to accomplish. You must take charge or your actions by practicing discipline and using time management skills. If you can master this art, it can be translated to any aspect of your life, including college success.

Informal Outline:

I:Personal responsibility, in my opinion, is the key to being successful. To effectively achieve personal responsibility you must hold yourself accountable for what you’re trying to accomplish. You must take charge or your actions by practicing discipline and using time management skills. If you can master this art, it can be translated to any aspect of your life, including college success.

II:Take charge of your actions by practicing self-discipline A. Set goals
1. Make a plan
2. Short term goals
3. Long term goals

III:Time management skills are imperative
A. Meeting deadlines
1. Set specific goals for completing tasks
2. Stick to your schedule

III:Accountability
A. Be organized
1. Use calendars
2. Use reminders or alarms
3. Make checklists
B. Know your resources
1. Online tools
2. Study groups
C. Be committed
D. Manage stress
1. Reward yourself along the way
a. Take breaks
b. Treat yourself when short term goals are met
E. Procrastination is greatest opposition

IV:In conclusion, because procrastination is the greatest opposition to responsibility, you should practice self-discipline for two main reasons. First, maintaining highly effective time management skills. But most importantly, sustaining a high level of personal accountability will ensure your success not only is school but in life.

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