Strong independent students don’t only beneficial themselves but they infect other students. Independence goes hand in hand with responsibility and one of the challenges I face with most of the students I teach (in my urban school) is the lack of both of these traits that subsequently feed off of each other. Responsibility is a soft skill. You can’t learn it in a class like that of a computer skill but it is similar to wisdom in that it comes with time and practice.
Students! Submit all of your assignments in on time. If you foresee (yes anticipate) being late for an assignment, send the teacher a text or email or call. Study for all your tests. Be on time for classes and prepared without asking to go to your locker. Down the road you will see the trait of responsibility fast approaching.