Your assignment asks you to write an essay in which you respond to this question: To what extent do you think grit accounts for a person’s success? Your focus should be on the four assigned readings by Duckworth, Denby, Douglass and Streeter, but you may also draw on credible outside research and your own experiences and those of people you know.
Your essay of 1000 to 1500 words should have a clear argument and a strong thesis that is supported by concrete and specific evidence in each body paragraph. Double-space, 12 point font.
If you cite any sources other than the essays by Duckworth, Denby, Douglass and Streeter, you should cite those sources using MLA-style formatting and documentation.
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