CATW 1 Directions: HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2022 FOR MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2022:


CATW 1 Directions:
HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2022
FOR MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2022:
1. Read the CATW 1 article, “The Truth About Grit ” carefully a few times and then annotate it.
2. Complete the CATW 1 Planner (below the article).
You can also use the CATW Example Planner to help you come up with an example (personal or textual for the essay)- see sample in the Week 1 Folder.
If you want to write a textual example instead of a personal example paragraph (BP2), see the 2 variations for writing a textual example in the Week 1
Folder.
3. Use the planner to compose your 4-paragraph essay. Submit your annotations, planner and essay by the beginning of class on Monday, June 6, 2022.
HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2022
FOR MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2022:
1. Read the CATW 1 article, “The Truth About Grit ” carefully a few times and then annotate it.
2. Complete the CATW 1 Planner (below the article).
You can also use the CATW Example Planner to help you come up with an example (personal or textual for the essay)- see sample in the Week 1 Folder.
If you want to write a textual example instead of a personal example paragraph (BP2), see the 2 variations for writing a textual example in the Week 1
Folder.
3. Use the planner to compose your 4-paragraph essay. Submit your annotations, planner and essay by the beginning of class on Monday, June 6, 2022.
Read the article twice; annotate upon the 3rd reading.
Complete the planner
Use the planner to structure your response to the article; it does not need to be too detailed but should have helpful notes and ideas. See sample CATW planner on this article (teacher’s version).
This essay is due on Monday, June 6. Late work will NOT be accepted in Phase 2, so plan accordingly. This essay will be scored.
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CATW 1: “The Truth About Grit”
“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration,” Thomas Edison famously remarked. What researchers call “grit,” or persistence, is about the willingness to work hard, setting a specific long-term goal, and doing whatever it takes until the goal has been reached. It’s always much easier to give up, but people with grit can keep going. Grit, it turns out, is an essential (and often overlooked) component of success. “I’d bet there isn’t a single highly successful person who hasn’t depended on grit,” says Angela Duckworth, a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania who helped pioneer the study of grit. “Nobody is talented enough to not have to work hard, and that’s what grit allows you to do.”
While researchers have for a long time focused on measurements of intelligence, such as the IQ test, as the crucial marker of future success, many scientists point out that most of the variation in individual achievement – what makes one person successful, while another might struggle – has nothing to do with being smart. Instead, it largely depends on personality traits such as grit and conscientiousness. It’s not that intelligence isn’t really important, but that having a high IQ is not nearly enough.
But grit isn’t just about stubborn perseverance – it’s also about finding a goal that can sustain our interest for years at a time. Consider two children learning to play the piano, each with the same level of raw talent and each expending the same effort toward musical training. However, while one kid focuses on the piano, the other child experiments with the saxophone and cello. “The kid who sticks with one instrument is demonstrating grit,” Duckworth says. “Maybe it’s more fun to try something new, but high levels of achievement require a certain single-mindedness.”
Woody Allen once remarked that “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” Duckworth points out that it’s not easy or fun to keep showing up. Success, however, requires nothing less. That’s why it takes grit.
Adapted from Jonah Lehrer, “The Truth about Grit,” Boston Globe, 2 August 2009.
CATW PLANNER
Introduction
Summary:
Name of article and author
State the main Idea
Mention all key supporting details
Always use your own words to summarize
Thesis
Use “should” to formulate a critical thesis and add a reason for your opinion
Opinion Paragraph
Topic Sentence
(rephrase thesis)
Quote from CAT-W article
Select a quote that supports your thesis
(Introduce quote & use quotation marks)
Paraphrase Quote
Explain the quote in your own words
Analysis
Give reasoning and tie the quote to your argument
(should be 4-5 sentences)
WHY?????
HOW?????
Concluding Sentence
Personal Example
Topic Sentence
Needs to introduce your personal example and connect to your thesis
Narrative
Tell us about your experience: who, when, where, what happened, why, how, etc. Paint a picture with words.
Connect to Thesis
Concluding sentence should connect personal example to your thesis
Conclusion
Restate thesis
Mention Personal Example
(optional)
Wrap-up Essay
You can:
– Make a recommendation
– Offer a solution
– Explain who should read the article
and why
-Offer a personal growth statement
(what did you learnt that you did not
know before and how you will apply
that to your life)
-Other?
Name: June 6, 2022
CATW 1- Draft 1
“The Truth About Grit”
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