Student B is saying, “The exam was very difficult for me, and I will not be surprised if I get an F, but, I should have known better and spent more time revising instead of playing video games”. Both cases are of course hypothetical; nevertheless they personify common phenomena in schools wherein some students take responsibility of their actions (B) and others like A want to abscond this. Ultimately, by accepting responsibility B has identified the problem hence has an idea of how to rectify the situation in posterity. “A”, on the other hand, might fail more exams in the future since he is not willing to take responsibility for his inactions and blames a third part whose errors he cannot rectify. This essay discusses the role of personal responsibility in students, as well as some of the strategies they may use to improve their chances of achieving success in their various field of study. It is the onus of every student to ensure they come up with the best plans and strategies, so they can guarantee their academic success. ...Show more
Personal responsibility is a student’s willingness to acknowledge, respect the important standards set for individual behavior and make a deliberate effort to abide and live by them. This means that when the student does not meet their own goals, they shoulder the blame and not attempt to lay it on other people or external factors…
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