A Person You Admire Or Respect Essay For Student

Respect is a feeling of appreciation or admiration towards an individual, group, community or a specific action and behavior. It is important in our society today that we give respect to others in order to gain respect from them. There can be various functions in schools, colleges, organizations or community when you may be requested to deliver ‘speech on respect’. We have shared here different types of respect speech which you can use as a sample and prepare your own speech. Our short speech on respect can be used at school level and long speech on respect can be used at organizational or greater level. The language of these respect speech are kept simple for anyone to easily understand. The concept is contemporary and connected to today’s problem which makes our speech unique and impressive.

Respect Speech

Speech on Respect 1

Respected Principal, Teachers and My Dear Students!

First of all, thank you for being a part of this celebration. We have gathered here to celebrate the annual day of our school and like every year, we will try our best to make this celebration the most memorable for all of you.

I would also like to thank the organizers for giving me the opportunity to host the program. As you all know our school is highly recognized on the international platform and it is one the top 10 schools in the state. The students who pass out from our school get admission in popular colleges and universities and hold quite decent positions in the highly recognized organizations.

The intelligence and general knowledge of our students are highly commendable. I would also urge each of the students of this school to cultivate respect for others.  Respect as you all know is an encouraging feeling of admiration for an individual or entity. It shows the honor and kindness shown by a person towards others. It is very important that we respect each other for bringing harmony in the society and always remember that respect cannot be demanded, but earned. And, this respect is earned through our noble deeds and actions.

While it is important that we respect everyone we meet in our lives, it is equally important that we perform such deeds that can help us earn respect. Respect is the greatest asset which a person earns through his behavior and activities done for the office, home or for the community.

It is important that parents teach their kids to respect their elders, grandparents, teachers, their fellow friends and everyone living in their surroundings. Only then we will be able to build a positive society. Nowadays, people lose temper on small issues and indulge into altercations which turn out to be violent sometimes. If children are taught to forgive negligible matters and learn to respect the people around, they would grow up to be happier children.

It is also important for all of us to respect our atmosphere. We should be mindful not to throw garbage in the public place such as roads, parks, footpaths, etc. Children learn what they see; thus good habits must be inculcated by their respective parents and relatives of the children.

I would also like to focus on ‘respect for culture’. I understand that the world is getting globalized and countries are exchanging art, talents, culture, and traditions with each other. But that doesn’t allow anyone to disrespect our Indian culture. Indian culture is the oldest and one of the richest in the world. Today’s children are the future of our nation and thus they must ensure that people across the world respect India.

There is no specific definition of the term ‘respect’ nor is there any formula that would help you respect others. We respect those whom we love. But at times, we come across such people whom we must show respect without expecting anything in return. For e.g. if you are sitting while traveling in a public transport and you come across a disabled person; you must show respect and offer your seat to that person.

Such small deeds would help you earn a lot of respect in the society. Above all, you would start respecting yourself which would always help you lead your life positively.

Thank you for listening to me with so much patience. I wish all the very best to each one of you!

Thank You!

Speech on Respect 2

I welcome all of you to the program titled ‘Give respect in order to earn respect’. Great thanks to the organizers and supporters; without your support, this wouldn’t have been possible.

As you all know, our organization is a charity organization and we work for the old-age people who are outcasts, overlooked or left behind by their relatives. I have been associated with this organization for the last 10 years, since its inception. In these 10 years, the majority of the cases I have come across are related to the senior citizens disowned by their own son/s and family. This sounds strange in a country like India where we talk about preserving our culture, tradition, religion, and ethnicity.

We share numerous messages and quotations on the Parents’ Day, Father’s Day or Mother’s Day, but in reality we lack miserably on the basic ethics and morality. Respecting your parents is not a duty or obligation, it must, in fact, be your religion. Our parents apart from bringing us in this world do so much for us. They fulfill every need of their children and struggle every day to bring a smile on their faces. But when they grow old and when they need us the most, we get so occupied with ourselves that we hardly have time for them and this is the reason why there are so many old-age homes across the world.

My father always says that youngsters gave a lot of respect for seniors in the earlier days. In those days, the youngsters would not sit in front of their elders, forget about smoking or drinking. Sadly, the culture and consciousness of respecting one another are vanishing rapidly in our society in the present times.

In the name of privacy, we indulge in petty activities such as smoking, intoxication, drinking, etc. In the name of freedom, we stay out the entire night, don’t bother to inform our elders, skip meals and vanish for days and weeks without keeping anyone in the loop. This all happen because a majority of us have lost the sense of responsibility. We are becoming more and more impatient and have created a shell around us. If our elders try to knock that shell, we lose patience and behave irrationally like shouting, throwing objects, etc.

I would also like to point out the role of social media towards this transformation. Not that I am blaming the social platform for anything, but the fact remains that majority of people who use social media have become ‘disturb me not’ kind of people. Most of the men who come back home from a tiring day prefer checking out their instant chat messages and profiles of friends on social media instead of spending time with their family. Slowly this is becoming the tradition of almost every home and children today are growing up in this environment. Such children when grow older would not have respect for the real, but virtual people.

Until we develop a sense of love and responsibility towards others, we will not be able to respect others. Respecting others is not a favor you would do to anyone; in fact, you must give respect to others for getting respect in return. The sooner we realize it, the better.

Thank You!

Speech on Respect 3

Good Morning Respected Principal, Respected Teachers and My Dear Friends!

First of all, I would like to welcome all of you to this inspirational program and thank to all the team members who helped each other for organizing this event. I am Vaani from class XII and it is my honor to host this event. Today, this event has been organized especially for the students and their parents. This event is based on the importance of respect in our lives. For today students have prepared play, speeches and many more activities. So before beginning with their performances I would like to deliver a speech on respect as the starting of this event.

As we all know that in today’s world everybody is running after money. Everybody knows that money plays an important role in fulfilling our requirements but, money is also a mode of acquiring a good status in the society and a good status is a mode of acquiring respect among people. So, we can say that respect is a main objective that most of the people have in their whole lives. But we could not consider money as the only means of attaining respect because our behavior and what we do with other people tells us about our respect among them.

Almost everybody in this world wants to get respect. If we want to gain respect then it is very important other people respect also. For gaining respect, a person should understand that he could not ask everybody for respect but he has to earn it because respect can only be earned. A person could gain respect by doing good deeds or by such activities that have the potential of creating respect for him into another’s mind.

If we are talking about respect, then there are some important people in everyone’s life to whom we give so much respect such as our respected parents, grandparents, teachers, etc. These people hold a very important place in our life and in the heart as well. They are the most respected people in our lives.

Despite all these respected people in our lives, there are some people who by their inspirational lives and good deeds forces us to give them respect. Yes! I am talking about our respected soldiers and police because they are the reason for how our country is retaining freedom and independence. They are risking their lives for saving our lives. It is truly not an easy task of protecting such a huge country like ours. They are one of the biggest reasons behind our country’s respect in the entire world.

On this note, I would like conclude my speech and extend special thanks to our Hon’ble Principal ma’am, Teachers for supporting us for organizing this event as well as to all the parents who joined us in this event and for giving this event a great success. I would also like to thank my team members who organized this event with a unity.

Thank you and I wish you all a great day ahead!


Speech on Respect 4

Good Morning Respected Principal Ma’am, Manager Sir, Professors and My Dear Friends!

Today our college has organized a debate competition for all the students. I am Vaanika and it is my pleasure to host this competition. This debate competition has been especially organized for the students so that it will help them in conquering their hesitation and fear. The topic for today’s debate competition is ‘Respect Can Only Be Earned’. As we know that one team has to defend this line and another has to go against. But before moving further, I want to say a few words about respect.

As everybody knows that respect is something that almost everybody wants to have. The very important thing that every person should know is that if we want respect than we have to give respect to others also. Every person in this world gains respect on the basis of his/her deeds. If a person has a good behavior or a helping nature then it automatically forces other people to give him respect.

As we know that there are few most important people in our life to whom we should give respect. Yes, I am talking about our parents, teachers, grandparents and many other respected people around us. They are the one who teaches us how to give respect and how to gain respect. We respect our parents because they are the reason for our existence in this world and they do every possible struggle for us to keep us happy. Grandparents also play an important role in our lives. They are known as the most respective people in the house. Most of the grandparents are used to and also loves to take care of their grandchildren. During childhood, mostly children get more attached with their grandparents. But unfortunately, most of the parents and grandparents are neglected by their own children or grandchildren and they have to live their life in the old age homes. This is one of the most painful behave of the children who overlook their parents and grandparents at the time they need their support. Apart from getting respect from their children, they are overlooked and have to go to the old age homes.

Among all these respected people in our life, teachers also hold a very important place. A teacher shows the correct path to his student that leads the student to success. It is quite impossible to attain success without anybody’s guidance and there is no big guide in this world then a teacher. A good teacher makes his best possible efforts to make his student’s future bright. But after having a bright future, most of the students forget to thank their teachers. One should never forget his/her parents, teachers and every person from whom they supported.

So, if we really want to gain respect then firstly we have to respect others and especially our elders including parents, teachers and other elder people.

On this note, I would like to conclude my speech and extend special thanks to our hon’ble principal ma’am for giving us this opportunity to express our views in front of everybody.

Thank you!

The following Graduation Writing Proficiency Examination essays were written by HSU students during a regularly scheduled GWPE.  Except for the elimination of cross-outs, the essays are reproduced here exactly as written.  Insofar as possible, the essays were chosen to represent the entire range of possible scores.  (No essay received a score of One on Essay Topic I.)  The majors represented by the authors of these essays are, in alphabetical order, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Environmental Resources Engineering, Fisheries, Geography, Geology, Industrial Arts, and Resource Planning and Interpretation.

Personal-Experience Essay Prompt

You have 45 minutes to write on the following topic.

A distinguished essayist once wrote: "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested."

Write an essay in which you:

  1. Describe a book that has strongly affected you.
  2. Explain how your reading of this book changed your outlook.
  3. Tell why you think this book had such a profound effect on you.
Sample Essay Score:  Six

During my third year of college I became acutely aware of the Womens Rights Issue.  I made an attempt to re-examine many of the cultural norms that I had previously accepted as just being "the natural order of things."  One of the paths I took to expand my awareness of the female psyche involved women's literature.  That is why I spent one weekend of my life in bed--crying, laughing, feeling sometimes confused, and often, incredibly angry and distraught.  On that rainy Humboldt Friday night I had decided to read "The Women's Room."

The author, Marilyn Fridey, describes the lives of several women from the 1950's to present.  These women are nothing out of the ordinary.  They either go to college and then get married, or they get married without bothering about the pretense of college--after all, they know that college is only a way to find more economically promising husbands.  Myra, the main character whose life is traced throughout the book vaguely wonders why she is not content cooking pot roast, scraping shit from the baby's diapers, and picking up her husband's dry cleaning.  Her only solace is the neighborhood of women who share concerns over coffee in the afternoons.

They wonder why Katherine, a Catholic woman who has 9 children and an alcoholic husband, committed suicide.  "She had a normal life, they thought, she just should have talked her husband into using birth control."  As for the rest of the women, including Myra, their lives, fears, disappointments and yearnings, were much more subtle, yet equally suicidal in their quiet desperation.

Many years down the road, Myra's life finally changes. Her husband has "made it", the kids have grown, and life is easy economically.  Myra has a nervous breakdown.  Once recovered, she divorces, and becomes a graduate student at Yale.  Though painful and difficult, it is here that she comes to terms with herself, realizes her potential, and learns to live with herself--not necessarily happily--but at least honestly.

After I finished the story of Myras world that Sunday evening, I woke up in the middle of the night sobbing uncontrollably from a terrible nightmare.  Though I couldn't remember the dream, I came to a profound realization. Myra's life was my mothers.

Most of my life I had revered, respected and admired my father for going to college, being intelligent and worldly, having power and control.  In short for being a man.

My mother always seemed too "wishy-washy", easily trodden upon, overly dependent because she had chosen the role of HOUSEWIFE, MOTHER.  I rebelled against the tradition, and feared wearing those chains someday.  Consequently, I strove to be like my father.

Until this book, I never realized how much more courage it took for a person to live within a stifled role, and find contentment by living through other people.  During that night of crying I understood my mother for the first time--I respected her inner strength, compassion, gentleness.

Ever since then, my relationship with my mother has evolved, and we are very close.  I will probably never adopt the role in life that she chose to take, but I now respect her for her life, and understand the reasons why she made those choices.  Reading of Myra's evolution as a female changed the way I feel towards myself, my feelings and compassion for my mother, and provided me with a much more sensitive view towards the lives of many women in our society today.

Comment:Clearly a well-written, superior essay.  Each of the three parts of the topic is covered and well developed, with considerable detail provided.  Despite an occasional lapse in the use of the possessive and a few other matters, the paper is strong in mechanics.  Sentence structure is sophisticated and effective.

Sample Essay Score:  5

Through the ages of 8-15 I was an avid reader of pleasure books.  The majority of the books were mysteries such as Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys.  Books about animals were avoided because they usually had a very sentimental theme, and I was very emotional when it came to animal suffering.

When I was approximately 10 years old I read a book titled Misty & Chatlenaque.  This book was about a young horse that was stranded on an island.  It had been on a horse-trading ship when the ship wrecked on the rocks.  Misty went through several adventures where wild dogs tried to kill her, horse traders tried to capture her (and beat her in the process), and the sea tried to swallow her.

A little girl who lived on the Island found Misty and tried to protect her from the wild dogs and horse traders.  The story was told from the horse's point view, and the agony and terror Misty went through passed on to me.  I felt as if it were me who was being chased and beat.

A girl at the age of ten is influenced by the things she sees and reads.  Years after reading the book I had the notion that horse ranches were terrible to horses.  I also felt that horses were very human in the sense that they could think, feel, understand, and have emotions.

Whenever I passed by a horse who was behind a fence I had to stop and feed it, talk to it, pet it, and feel sorry for it.  Every horse had that "Misty" look in its eyes, and I felt it was "crying out to me".

After reading Misty and Chatlenaque, horses became more than just an animal to me.  They became something I could relate to and sympathize with.  I myself was a lonely child who felt neglected (even though I wasn't) and "penned".  While reading the book I felt the horse and I were one.  Years later I felt like horses and I had something in common and could relate to each other.

Now, I know horses do not understand what I say to them, but I still stop and talk to them as if they were human.  I feel that if I had not read that book eleven years ago I wouldn't feel as attached to horses as I do now.  To this day, I refuse to read another horse book or watch a horse movie that looks like it might be "emotional" or "sentimental".

Misty & Chatlenaque is still a very prominent book in my mind, and details of it are remembered frequently.  It has had the profound effect of altering my view of horses and will probably remain in my memory for life.  The book also had the effect of making me not want to read those kinds of books again.  Their emotional impact was too great on me so I only read mysteries and school books.  To this day I have my reservations about reading an emotional book, especially if it pertains to animals.

Comment:A very competent paper, nearly free of mechanical errors but lacking the coherent development of the superior essay.  It is also occasionally repetitious and a bit unfocused at times.  (The correct title of this book is Misty of Chincoteaque.)

Sample Essay Score:  4

In the summer of 1981 I worked for the Army Corps of Engineers on the Warm Springs Dam Project.  Much to my objections I was to spend the entire summer living alone, without my wife, since she had obligations to keep in Eureka, California.

The project was located 7 miles southwest of Cloverdale, Ca., in an area which is essentially agricultural.  Housing in the area was very scarce and the lodging which could be found was either too expensive or unsuitable.  By my own preference, I decided it would be nice to camp out in the woods for the entire duration of the summer.

At first the evenings after work were hot but beautifully peaceful.  It didn't take long though until I found my self bored to death looking for something to do besides play solitare.  How did the people in the early days of our world stand life without television.  I was forced to find some other means of entertainment which just happened to be reading.

The only reading material which was at my camp was a book left there by my wife on her last visit entitled "The Stix Complex."  This book to most of the world I'm sure has no great literary value, but to me, it was the greatest entertainment I had ever found.  I realized that in the reading of a book, ones own imagination can bring out much more detail in a story than television ever could.

I don't feel that it was the specific book that struck me so much that summer, and it probably could have been any book.  I realized that we expect to be entertained by television and movies so much that we forget that we can entertain ourselves to a much higher degree.  I still watch television, but I now read much more for enjoyment.

Comment:Although this essay addresses all three aspects of the topic, development of them is thin.  The writer devotes most of the essay to describing his situation and passes rather quickly over the book itself and its effects on him.  Still, despite a few mechanical flaws, this is clearly a competent piece of writing.

Sample Essay Score:  3

I was strongly affected by a book I read called Never Cry Wolf.  The book discribes a remote animal behavor study, located in a mountainous region of northern Canada.  The purpose of the study was to observe the animal behavior of wolfs in there natural environment. The study was conducted by a wildlife biologist, working for the Canadian goverment.

Up until the time I read the book, I had the impression that wolfs where among the meanest creatures on the planet.  I may have received this impression from childhood fairy tales that were told to me.  After reading the book severl times, my impression of wolfs had changed.  I no longer viewed wolfs as mean creatues, but instead viewed them as primarly passive creatures.  Their intent was not to harm, but to survive.

Animal behavior became a primary interest of mine after reading the book, Never Cry Wolf.  Although, I am not a wildlife major, I have assisted in a wildlife study on wolfs.  I would have never gained this experience if I had not read Never Cry wolf.  The knowledge I gained from the book has opened my eyes to nature.

Comment:While no parts of the topic are omitted, treatment of them tends to be superficial.  The writer provides very little supporting detail.  Considerable repetition is present because of the predominantly simple sentences used.  (Note, for example, how the three opening sentences can easily be combined into one: I was strongly affected by a book I read called Never Cry Wolf, which describes the behavior of wolves living in their natural environment in the mountains of northern Canada.)  Spelling is also weak.

Sample Essay Score:  2

The purpose of this essay is to describe my personal experience; that of a particular book which has greatly affected me.  This book is Sweet Thursday by John Stienbeck.  This book has greatly affected my over all outlook on life in general.  Sweet Thursdaychanged the way I think about myself and others.  Also, it has changed the way I feel about my own career.

The main character of the book was Doc.  Doc had a very profound outlook on twards life, which I found quite interesting.  He gave his career all of his attention yet still felt an emptyness inside.  This was because he was without a meaningful relationship with a women.  I too feel this emptyness, but because of Sweet Thursday I am able to understand what it is.  This understanding gives me hope when career goals are overwelming.

Comment:Although this essay does not ignore the question, it treats it very poorly.  The essay is both thin in content and lacking in development.  The writer uses repetitious simple sentences rather than more sophisticated sentence structures which would combine and properly subordinate thoughts and eliminate the repetitions.

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