NEED TO BE AT THE TOP OF ALL PAPERS
ALSO ALL PARTS HAVE TO BE COMPLETED
Remember to include the following information at the top of your paper:
â€œGrit and Growthâ€
The theme this week (â€œFriends and Enemiesâ€) introduced the idea that tangible or intangible resources or obstacles can serve as your friends and enemies as you pursue your college degree.Note that your friends and enemies can be interpreted as your opportunities and threats.If you have not yet read this weekâ€™s lectures or viewed the videos, please do so before starting this assignment.
Address the following items in your paper:
1.Opportunities and Threats
a.As we discussed last week, a SWOT analysis is a tool that helps businesses and individuals assess their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.For this assignment, you will focus on Opportunities and Threats.
b.To generate your list of Opportunities, explore the Grantham catalog or website to identify at least three opportunities (resources) you will rely on the most as you pursue your degree.Write a paragraph of at least 250 words to convey your opportunities.
c.To generate your list of Threats, think about your personal and professional obligations to identify at least three threats that you may need to overcome as your pursue your degree. Write a paragraph of at least 250 words to convey your threats.
a.Explain what grit means to you and why having grit is important in life.Use your own words â€“ do not copy what has already been provided in this class. Provide an example from your own experience in which you demonstrated grit to accomplish a big goal.If you do not think you have demonstrated grit in the past, describe an instance in which you failed to accomplish a big goal and describe how you would act differently if you had a chance to try again.
a.Look up some information about Dr. Dweckâ€™s Growth Mindset.Type the words dweck growth mindset into your favorite internet search engine.Select one source (be sure to write down the URL) and while reading/viewing that source, take some notes about what points the author is making.Do not copy word for word â€“ use your own words to rephrase what the author has written.
4.Comparison of Grit and Growth Mindset
a.Write a paragraph of at least 250 words in which you describe the growth mindset, and how it relates to grit.You might also compare it to â€œfixed mindsetâ€ which is often presented along with growth mindset.Provide your own examples of what it means to have a growth mindset, and how you can apply the concept in your college work.
â€œVictim, Creator, and Growthâ€
This week, you took the victim vs. creator assessment.For this assignment, you will make some important connections between information from this week and last week.
Address each of the following items in your paper:
1.Interpretation of victim/creator quiz results
a.In a paragraph of at least 250 words, share your results from the victim vs. creator assessment.Given these results, explain what that means about you and how you are likely to react in the face of a challenging situation.Why is your reaction important in a university setting?
2.Summary of Growth Mindset article
a.First, access our online library (EBSCOhost).In the search box, type Dweck growth mindset. Select one of the articles to read, and be sure to record the title of the article, author(s) and source.Second, summarize the main points of the article.Here is how you write a summary: after you read one paragraph, stop and jot down the â€œtake awayâ€ point from that passage.Then go on to the next paragraph.You must use your own words, you cannot copy the authorâ€™s wording.If your article is composed of 32 paragraphs, your summary will consists of 32 sentences.
3.Compare victim/creator with growth/fixed mindsets
a.In another paragraph of at least 250 words, compare the victim, creator and growth mindsets, using your own words and examples.How are they similar, and how do they differ?
4.Compare searches for sources
a.Last week, you searched the internet for an article about Dweckâ€™s growth mindset. Describe how many sources you found, and what kinds of sources they were (videos, books, articles, advertisements, etc.).This week, you only searched EBSCOhost for an article on Dweckâ€™s growth mindset.Discuss the results of this search â€“ how did you limit the search, how many sources did you find, and what kinds of sources were they?
â€œPutting It All Togetherâ€
SWOT, grit, growth, victim, creator, motivation, academic integrity.In the past few weeks, you have been writing short papers that incorporate ideas from sources you have found on the internet and on EBSCOhost.This week, you will read one more article, and use it along with the others to write an essay about being successful in college.This paper will be used to help determine your preparedness for future English courses in college.Do your best work!
1.Read the article Shifting out of the Drama Triangle: Victim vs. Creator Mindsets.
2.Write a 5-paragraph essay which explains how having the creator mindset can foster greater success in college than having the victim mindset. For sources, be sure to use this weekâ€™s article as well as the articles required for weeks two and three to support your argument.
a.The first paragraph is your introduction.It should introduce the topic and contain the thesis statement.
b. The second paragraph should have a topic sentence that relates to the thesis statement.This paragraph should provide supporting evidence or ideas for your thesis that come from the designated article â€œShifting out of the Drama Triangle.â€In this paragraph, you must incorporate one paraphrase from the article and cite it in text properly using APA citations.This paraphrase must be highlighted in yellow.Also you must also incorporate one short, direct quote from the article and cite it in text properly using APA citations.This direct quote must be highlighted in blue.
c.The third and fourth paragraphs are also supporting paragraphs for your thesis.They should have topic sentences that support your thesis statement, and contain additional information that further supports the thesis.Be sure to paraphrase or summarize the two articles you have already found regarding the growth mindset. Use your own words, but provide credit to the articles from which you have taken your ideas.
d.The final paragraph is the conclusion. It should connect to the introductory paragraph and summarize the main points of the paper.
3.List your sources in a References page at the end of your paper.
Read the article Why Failure Is Essential to Success, then write and deliver a speech in which you take a position on whether failure is truly good for success.
To complete this assignment:
1.Read the article
2.Write the Speech
a.Use Microsoft Word to prepare your essay.
b. Paragraph one is your introduction.It should introduce the topic and contain the thesis statement which contains your position on the topic.
c.Paragraphs 2-4 are the supporting paragraphs for your thesis.They should support your thesis statement, have topic sentences that relate to the thesis statement, and contain additional information that further supports the thesis.You should use personal experiences from your life that demonstrate how you have failed, what you have learned from failure, and how you bounced back after failure.
d.In this paper, you must incorporate one paraphrase from the article and cite it in text and on the Reference page properly using APA citations.This paraphrase must be highlighted in yellow.
e.In this paper, you must also incorporate one short, direct quote from the article and cite it in text properly using APA citations.This direct quote must be highlighted in blue.
f.The final paragraph is the conclusion. It should connect to the introductory paragraph and summarize the main points of the paper.
g.Sources/References:List the author, title of article and source information.Refer to the Pocket Keys for Writers to help you prepare your source list.
As a college student, you need to find time to study and complete your assignments.However, the rest of your life continues as if you have not just gotten busier.
For example, a student, Tammy, was pursuing her masterâ€™s degree.Because her husband had supported her when she earned her bachelorâ€™s degree, she thought that circumstances would be the same during her masterâ€™s degree; however, it did not happen that way.She still did all the cooking, all the grocery shopping, and she was having trouble trying to finish her homework with the kids running around.Finally, frustrated, she blew up at her husband.After she calmed down and they really talked to each other, her husband shared that he thought that because she had already earned a degree, she knew what to do and would not need any help.Tammy shared that it was because her husband supported her by taking over some of the things Tammy normally did that she was able to complete her first degree.
Families (support systems) may not intuitively know what the college student needs. Tammy was self-advocating, having the â€œI needâ€ conversation with her husband. In her case, she needed a quiet area to study four times a week for two hours, help with the kids during study time, and some help with cooking and cleaning when projects were due. She found that by sharing what she needed, her family (support system) understood her needs and were better able to meet them.
What are your needs? For Part 1 of this assignment, you are going to have an â€œI needâ€ conversation with your support system (family, friends, whoever will be there to support you).This involves the following steps:
First, write a list of the main points you want to cover in your conversation â€“ what is it that you really need to make this college journey a positive experience? You want to explain what you are doing, why you are doing it, and what you need from this person.
Second, point out the â€œwin-winâ€ in the situation â€“ how does your support person â€œwinâ€ when they help you to meet your needs while you are a college student?Also, be ready to answer questions your support person may have for you.
Third, during the â€œI needâ€ conversation, pay attention to the verbal and nonverbal cues your partner is giving you.Be able to interpret those signals appropriately so you have a productive and meaningful conversation.
After having your â€œI needâ€ conversation, for Part 2 of this assignment you will write a paper about your experience. Your written assignment is to address the following points, using at least 750 words:
1.Provide your â€œI needâ€¦.â€ list. Explain the points you wanted to cover in the conversation.
2.Recap your â€œI needâ€¦â€ conversation. With whom did you have the conversation? Did you cover your main points?Why or why not?
3.Reflect on your emotions. How were you feeling during the conversation?
4.Analyze your support personâ€™s response. How did the person respond to your conversation?
5.Anticipated results: Do you believe you will get what you need?Why or why not?
6.If you were to have the â€œI needâ€ conversation with a second person, would you change anything given your experience with the first conversation?Why or why not?