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Here are a couple of the works used in this ENG250 class.

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Mindset - Carol S. Dweck
Call Number: BF773 .D85 2008
ISBN: 0345472322
Publication Date: 2007-12-26
Summary: Reveals how established attitudes affect all aspects of one's life, explains the differences between fixed and growth mindsets, and stresses the need to be open to change in order to achieve fulfillment and success.

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Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
Call Number: BF637.S8 G533 2008b
ISBN: 031602497X
Publication Date: 2008-11-18
Identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires and why the Beatles earned theirfame.

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Burro Genius - Victor VillaseƱor
Call Number: PS3572 .I384 Z464 2005 (currently on reserve)
ISBN: 0060526130
Publication Date: 2005-09-20
Throughout this spirited memoir, novelist and nonfiction writer VillaseƱor (who has chronicled his family history in Rain of Gold; Wild Steps of Heaven; Thirteen Senses; etc.) faces an entourage of abusive teachers and embittered classmates who chip away at his confidence, leading him to the brink of adopting a personal philosophy of violence-for-respect. His retelling of sometimes humorous, sometimes chilling childhood experience is at once painful and gratifying. He imaginatively and poetically remembers his tumultuous childhood with the simplicity of a child and the introspection of a sage.

Articles about Mindset

  • Questions for: Carol Dweck
    An interview with Stanford psychologist and author Carol Dweck is presented. When asked about ways to gain a more productive attitude toward failure, she said that fear of humiliation is what goads us to hide our mistakes or stay in the comfort zone instead of taking risks. She describes what she calls a CEO disease is when a leader keeps repeating the same action after it has stopped working. Dweck relates that growth mindset simply takes people further.
  • Addressing achievement gaps with psychological interventions.
    The article discusses the impact of students' attitudes toward their own learning on academic achievement, focusing on the use of psychological interventions to close the achievement gap. The authors look at research by educationalist Carol S. Dweck about how students think about their own intelligence and its impact on student motivation. Topics include the impact of students' sense of belonging on motivation and engagement, strategies to get students to reflect on personal values in order to dispel negative stereotypes and improve academic performance, as well as the ways in which minority students can benefit from teachers' feedback.

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