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ENG 1A (Duran) - Mindset

Research Assignment

This is a research guide for English 1A students looking for information about mindset. You'll find suggestions for locating books, e-books, and magazine and journal articles in print and Web sources.


This assignment asks you to continue exploring this theme by researching a specific aspect of mindset and presenting a paper in which you prove your thesis about that topic. Below are just a few ways to look at mindset and some possible topics to consider:

Types of Mindset Possible Influences on Mindset Elements Affected by Mindset
  • Grit
  • Introversion
  • Extroversion
  • Bias/discrimination
  • Denial
  • Avoidance
  • Optimism



  • Life experiences
  • Genetics
  • Culture
  • Religion
  • Mental health
  • Childhood/how raised
  • Education
  • Friends/relationships
  • Relationships
  • Mental health
  • Behavior
  • Motivation
  • Aspirations/life goals
  • Ability to succeed