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Boucher 1Seth BoucherProfessor JamesEnglish 1A31 August 2021Fixed and Growth MindsetsThe article “Brainology” by Carol Dweck explains the differencebetween students who have a growth mindset and a fixed mindset. She askswhy these students and why their minds are set on these standards. She triesto solve the meaning behind a growth mindset and a fixed mindset. Studentsshould have the opportunity to have a growth mindset at all times, butbarriers between students can make it hard to accomplish. I have had agrowth mindset for as long as I can remember, my parents also playing a bigrole.The word fixed mindset is the definition of a person who believes theirbasic qualities, like intelligence or talent, are fixed traits. They rather spendtheir time documenting their intelligence rather than developing it. In otherwords, people who have a fixed mindset believe they are just naturally bornbad at things and good at others. A good example of this is, "I am just nogood at basketball" or "I was born to play basketball". These examples are notgood for anyone's mind. Dweck explains, “People who have fixed mindsetshave put fewer amounts of effort to complete challenges in school. (1)” Theway they see it is if something looks too hard it shouldn't be done is their
Boucher 2mindset. They have a fear of challenges and setbacks. What causes this ismultiple things. The main reason is not explaining to children at a young agethat you have to work hard in life if you want something badly enough. Oncenot taught at such a young age it can make growing up into adulthood hard,Things like getting a job, going to college, or even simple day-to-day tasks canbe more challenging than they should be. The article states they had done anexperiment in 2007 in which they divided a group of seventh graders. Eachgroup got lessons on study skills but the growth mindset seventh-graders gota lesson on growth mindset. They brought o articles and ideas that thestudents loved and were intrigued upon. Dweck states, “They liked the ideathat they could grow their minds as long as they tried”. Seventh graders havea tendency to worry more about how they performed and were being judged

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Carol Dweck, The Next Time, Seth Boucher

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