University of Phoenix Material – Example
Thesis Statement and Informal Outline Worksheet
In this course, you will write a 700- to 1,400-word Personal Responsibility Essay, due in Week Five (please refer to Syllabus for specific instructions each week).
This week, using the Center for Writing Excellence resources, provide the thesis statement and informal outline for your final Personal Responsibility Essay assignment, due in Week Five.
Personal responsibility is a very strong position for anyone, and it could be overwhelming if the person does not care or/and does not understand his or her roles in life.
Personal responsibility means having the maturity to juggle with family time, work, school, and friends. Being able to manage all of the challenges presented in life, a person has to be well organized and well-disciplined to have the power to complete all the important things in life and be successful.
A. Personal Responsibility Essay Rough Draft
a. What does personal responsibility mean?
A person is able, and capable of dealing and responding with the various challenges in life. b. The relationship between personal responsibility and college success When a person makes a decision of going back to college it becomes part of his or her responsibility to be successful. We are responsible for reading, doing the assignments, and overall participation in the classroom. c. A preliminary plan to practice personal responsibility in your education Is my goal to attend school every day we meet; I will read the book and do my assignments by the deadline. I will not stop until I reach the goal that I have set up for myself. B. Research and Organization
a. Annotated Bibliography
i. Is the source reliable and relevant?
ii. Is there an author’s bias?
iii. How might this information strengthen or weaken your essay C. Personal Ethical Statement
a. Ethical Lens Inventory
i. Preferred ethical lens
ii. Blind spot
iii. Strengths and weaknesses
iv. Values and resultant behaviors
D. Personal Responsibility Essay
a. Introduction(place at beginning of paper for Week 5)
b. A minimum of 2 properly cited referenced research sources from the University Library c. A plan to incorporate effective strategies for success as a student d. A conclusion
e. Reference page