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Name ELM-200 Date Instructor Motivation Article Motivation can be described as the fire that drives us to go after a goal. It can also be the passion we have to complete a task or see it through to the end. Multiple different theories have explanations as to what motivates us. Motivation is a key ingredient in the life of a student both in their academic and personal life. Student Motivation
Many theories and principles can be found when talking about how student’s motivation can improve their classroom performance. Goal theory is one example that consists of different types of goals. Mastery goals are one example of this. This is a form of intrinsic motivation that provides the students a drive to learn. Mastery goals increase the amount of time the students spend learning the material as well as being actively engaged in their learning. It also spurs the student to keep going even if the task may be hard (Ames, 2012). Performance goals are another

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