Select one term/concept from either Chapter 1 or 2 and apply it to something in your own life (minimum 100 words).
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[Submit: your 100+ minimum application of a term to your life]
Watch the video of the short talk by Angela Lee Duckworth about what she calls “GRIT”. Here is the link to the video:
Note that you can also read the transcript of this talk. Click on ‘Show Transcript’ in the lower right area of the video, then select English. You might find it helpful to follow the text as the talk progresses.
Then, respond to the following:
1.What puzzling observation did the speaker make when she worked as a teacher?
2.The speaker describes studying the factors that lead to success in a variety of settings. What are some factors she was surprised to find were not strong predictors of success?
3.What factor was the most consistent predictor of success (name it and give a definition). [Define the term in your own words.]
4.The speaker says that she “matched” the students on a number of characteristics in her studies of the role that grit plays in student success. What does that mean, to “match” students in that way?
5.Explain Carol Dweck’s notion of “growth mindset”. How is it related to grit?
6.Do you consider yourself to be high-grit, low-grit, or somewhere between? Explain.
7. How important do you believe grit is to a college student? Explain.
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