The section below outlines the specific requirement of this assignment.
The purpose of this assignment is to:
1. Read and respond to a college-level text.
2. Compose college-level writing.
3. Produce an academic summary of an article.
4. Respond to a topic with an original argument.
This assignment will help students meet the following Student Learning Objectives, as stated on the
1. Use active/critical reading strategies to produce accurate, concise summaries of
college level/academic texts.
2. Synthesize researched material from multiple texts to create and support an
argument in response to a prompt. Draw direct evidence from texts in support
of claims and analyze how that evidence supports the claim.
3. Utilize the various phases in the writing process—prewriting, writing revision,
and proofreading—to produce clear, articulate, well-supported, well-organized
4. Avoid plagiarism by properly citing quoted, summarized, and paraphrased
material using MLA format
Kohn, Alfie. “The Perils of ‘Growth Mindset’ Education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we
should be fixing the system.”
. 16 August 2015.
Ruth, Brooke and Maureen Cavanaugh. “SDSU Professor Challenges Concept Widely Embraced
by Educators.” KPBS.org. 20 November 2017.
Compose an essay, between 1200-1500 words in length (about 4-5 pages), which presents an argument
about the topic of growth mindset.
Your essay must include a summary of Dweck’s ideas presented in “Brainology.” You are also
welcome to cite the ideas of Dr. Luke Wood and Alfie Kohn.
Your essay must also include your argument about growth mindset. That means you need a
thesis and topic sentences which state your
why. You also need
your argument in the form of cited material and personal experience
You are required to cite the texts we discussed.
NOTE: Since you are citing the article, don’t forget your Works Cited page.