Thoroughness is “taking care of details and doing my best”.

Thoroughness is a quality that deals with details as well as the big picture. A thorough person sees a project through to the end leaving no detail incomplete; while also keeping in mind the  overall purpose and timing of the project.

I Will:

  1. Plan my work.
  2. Pay attention to details.
  3. Make a list so I don't forget.
  4. Finish what I start.
  5. Clean up along the way.

Discussion Starters:

  • Why is thoroughness important?
  • How can you practice thoroughness today?
  • Is there a project you began a while ago that you could complete today?
  • What does it mean to finish well?

(Permission granted to reproduce this lesson for educational use. Credit:

Buy Curriculum
Additional Resources:


Supplement the curriculum with these reproducible sheets.
(Click each link to open or save PDF)

Buy Curriculum