Essay on Personal Responsibility

1114 Words Jan 3rd, 2013 5 Pages
Personal Responsibility Students Name University of Phoenix GEN/200 - FOUNDATIONS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
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Professors Name January 3rd, 2013

Introduction
The key to a successful future starts with being accountable for one’s own actions. And to obtain that key, it is necessary to have an understanding of what it means to be personally responsible. In this essay, I will cover the following; the definition of personal responsibility and what it means to me, I’ll explain the relationship between personal responsibility and college success and include a preliminary plan to ensure I practice
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All depending on what rule, law, or regulation you broke, the following could be implemented; a negative counseling statement, extra duty, confinement to your quarters, a reduction in rank and pay, or confinement to one of the military prison facilities.

Relationship between Personal Responsibility and College Success
There is a significant correlation between personal responsibility and college success. As stated earlier in this essay, personal responsibility and accountability go hand in hand. To be successful in college, there are a few things that need to be done. For instance, homework needs to be completed and turned in on time. Since points can be obtained from “participation,” it is also important to be in attendance, participate in classroom discussions, and activities. In 2008, according to the “National Survey of College Students, 20 percent of students didn’t complete their homework. One in five college students comes to class “often or very often” without completing required readings or assignments (Phelps, n.d.). While the exact reasons aren’t clear, those numbers are a bit startling. That was in 2008, I can only imagine what the statistics look like today. Along with everything else that goes on during ones time in college, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the end goal; graduation. I’ve always asked myself these questions; “when I finally do have a diploma in

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