Personal Responsibility Essay

1108 Words Dec 1st, 2012 5 Pages
Personal Responsibility
Mario Kinsey- 9047095225
GEN/ 200
December 3, 2012
John Grattan

Personal Responsibility Rough Draft

Personal responsibility is self-explanatory, being responsible for OUR own actions. By definition, accountability is defined, “the quality or state of being accountable; especially: to account for one’s actions.”(“Merriam-Webster,” 2012). You take responsibility for your own actions and accepting whatever comes with the actions you choose. Personal responsibility goes lock and key with college success. College success in my eyes is a definition that would have to be given by each student because it depends on what they are trying to accomplish while attending
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You must accept the consequences of our choices and not put the blame on others.
Our choices effects those around us. Mike has a group project due Friday that he and his team has known about since August. Mike’s team has all e-mail him his completed assignments and his job was to review everyone’s answers and explain who’s answers are the same or and who’s are different. Mike puts off doing his part every day until the night before it is due. Mike falls asleep before he could even start on what he needed to do. The next day in class, his group approaches him and ask to see the finish paper. Mike had no response and just put his head down. He finally told his group that he did not get a chance to finish the groups assignment because everyone did not have the information he needed by the time he needed it. The entire team failed the assignment. Mike blamed everyone else for him not managing his time and doing his part of the assignment. According to Staff (2012), “Effective time management is a primary means to a less stressful life. These practices can help you reduce your stress and reclaim your personal life,” Our choices effect those around us.
The most important reason you must accept the consequences of our choices is that nobody is responsible for our success or failures but ourselves. When you pass or fail a class, you have that grade on our transcript. Nobody else will receive the grade that you have earned. For example, if Tony ask one of his roommates to

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