Life of succcess
Life of succcess
Eng 90 Fall 2018 Essay #5 Prompt
Final Essay Due: Tuesday December 11th, 2018 Points: 100 Length: 3 pages
In your educated opinion, what led Wes Moore the author to become successful in life while the other Wes Moore ended up in prison for life?
Provide effective and developed support for your claim (answer to the prompt question) by summarizing ideas from the novel.
I encourage you to think about all that you’ve learned in the texts we’ve read/watched this semester. Use these as support as you guide your reader from one point to the next.
• The concept of willpower from Chapter 5 of The Power of Habit • Colin Powell’s TED talk, "Kids Need Structure" • Grit from Angela Duckworth’s TED Talk "The Key to Success? Grit" and Angela Duckworth’s article "The Significance of Grit" • The role of class from Kandice Sumner "How America’s Public Schools Keep Kids in Poverty • Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset from Carol Dweck’s article "Brainology" • Delayed willpower from Jon Lehrer’s "Don’t" • Sources of motivation, from "Gold Star Junkies" • Habit formation and change based on Charles Duhigg’s book The Power of Habit • Outside influences on our habits based on Lauren Slater’s chapter "Rat Park: The Radical Addiction Experiment" from her book Opening Skinner ‘s Box
Audience: Write to an academic, but uninformed audience. Assume your audience is unfamiliar with the Wes Moore story or the articles we have read in class Structure: Your essay should have an interesting introduction, well structured body paragraphs and a reflective conclusion. Pay careful attention to transitions between ideas and paragraphs. Mechanics: Edit your paper thoroughly so that sentences are readable. Underline your thesis on the final copy you turn in and submit your paper to Canvas by the time class starts on the due date.
Formatting Rules: Your paper must be a minimum of three full pages Your papers must utilize MLA formatting guidelines. Your essay must have an interesting title
Style Rules: Write in either first person or third person throughout your analysis. Do not write in second person. Make sure your introductory paragraph ends with a clear thesis that addresses prompt question. Make sure that each of your body paragraphs utilize specific textual passages to help augment/support the analysis that you are providing.