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Own Your Education!: A Student’s Guide to Greater Success in School (and Life) by Megan Stone

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1. Characteristics of Ownership

What is meant by ownership? How can you own your own life?

Adam sits over by the windows, across the room from you in your crowded social studies class. He has brown hair and brown eyes, average height and build, yet you notice him. He doesn’t glow or anything, but he stands out all the same. You’ve seen him suiting up to practice with the baseball team, you recall, and you also saw him working at Ace Hardware that time you went to get a key made. Alice, from your math class, tells you she lives near him, and he takes care of a sister five years younger and a brother nine years younger when his mother is finishing up her shift at the bank. How does he manage it all?

At the end of the quarter, you overhear the teacher ...

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