Personal Responsibility Essay

Personal Responsibility Essay

Personal Responsibility

Albertis McCray

Gen Ed 200

10/28/2011

John Bachofer III

Personal Responsibility Essay

    Personal Responsibility is taking accountability for all your thoughts, feelings and actions.   Understanding personal responsibility is taught from elementary school all the way through college.   As an adult going back to school, understanding personal responsibility is the key to successfully obtain your degree.   Entrepreneur’s must be personally responsible or they will not succeed in business.

    As an adult, understanding and accepting personal responsibility is the key to success.   Adult students attending college tend to have a better understanding of personal responsibility.   For example, (Allen, 1993), ‘Adult students are focused on their careers, and they want assignments and that are career relevant.”   They realize that study time is important while balancing many roles; they want to know what is expected of them.   It is critical that they get feedback early in the term.   Early feedback allows adult students to understanding the sacrifices that have to be made while attending college.   Kutner (1992), “Develop a workable schedule that gives you personal time, and reserves times for you and your family.”

    Sitting down with your family and developing a plan is extremely beneficial to everyone.   Personally responsible students understand to achieve a balanced plan; it will require discipline, and patience.   So how do we balance college and a family?   Sit down and develop a timeline of your daily schedule for a week.   This will help you develop a clear picture of where you are wasting time. When creating a plan however, you should ensure you allow time for yourself, your family, and school.   Try to achieve balance with your plan, ensuring there is enough time to spend with your family.   Having a complete understanding how to balance your education with your family will prepare the student for the highs and lows of...

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