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As the semester continues, you notice that Adam is committed to your social studies class. Despite his athletic, work, and family obligations, Adam works hard on individual projects and asks questions when the material becomes difficult. It is clear that Adam is motivated to succeed because he wants to obtain the opportunities for a career after school.

When you have ownership of your school experience, you are better able to control the outcome of your academic success. You realize this ownership when you learn and adopt the characteristics of commitment, endurance, and motivation—all of which contribute to your ability to own your success in school and beyond.

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