Skip Downing’s “Adopting a Creator Mindset” and Joseph Campbell’s “The Self as Hero”
INFORMATION ABOUT THE PAPER TO HELP YOU DEVELOP YOUR TOPIC:
Skip Downing’s “Adopting a Creator Mindset” and Joseph Campbell’s “The Self as Hero” are two Chapters from longer books. Each one gives the reader concrete information, examples and even warnings about what we need to do in order to be successful or find our purpose in life. Downing’s essay talks about the two Mindsets–Victim and Creator–and he breaks the important things students need to know and work on throughout the Chapter. Campbell’s Chapter outlines the steps of the Hero’s Journey from classic literature and shows us how these steps are still the same ones we need to follow and deal with in our lives. In your paper, discuss both of the essays; you may focus on one more than the other. Create a strong topic; you can relate the essays to your life, your journey, the pitfalls you have faced and either overcome or struggled with. Or you can discuss other people whose lives mirror the information in the Chapters. Another option is to write your own guide for life based on what you have experienced and even the mistakes you have made, and give examples that are clear and specific to help today’s reader master what needs to be done to have a successful life. Please write sources into the body paragraph from the two essays and support the sources.
FORMAT FOR A PARAGRAPH THAT USES SOURCES:
Begin the paragraph with a topic sentence, NOT a quote at this point. Quotes only exist to support the paragraph topic, not replace it.
Your first point
Quote to support the point and explain what you need to.
Repeat that if you have to – some points need more than one piece of support.
Your second point
Quote to support it and explain what you need to.
The concluding sentence which wraps everything up.
TO SUM THE PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE:
Quote and Commentary
Quote and Commentary
Mindset for Success
The two chapters, Skip Downing’s “Adopting a Creator Mindset” and Joseph Campbell’s “The Self as Her,” provides the reader with substantial information and examples about the necessary things that people need to apply to achieve success or to find their life purpose. In his essay,Downing introduces two mindsets; Victim and Creator, and explains everything that students should focus on for positive outcomes in their studies and life.