In Drive, Daniel Pink argues that autonomy, mastery, and purpose motivate people more than external rewards or punishments. What is your take on his argument? Perhaps some brainstorming questions may help you to get started:
1. Does Daniel Pinks theory of success work when one of the elements (Autonomy, Mastery, and/or Purpose) is taken out? Consider some of the ideas presented by your peers on the discussion board.
2. To what degree are children who may be young, inexperienced, and unmotivated influenced by autonomy or other intrinsic motivations? Can autonomy lead them to the right choices? How much autonomy should they have over their education? At home?
3. Examine the role of purpose in achieving success. You might consider whether a person can be successful without intrinsic purpose or when or how it develops.
4. Consider Pinks theories from a social perspective. How does society play into autonomy, mastery, and/or purpose?
These questions may help you as you begin to pre-write (freewriting, journaling, mind-mapping, outlining, drafting). Whichever pre-writing strategy works best for you, employ it in order to begin to form a working draft. This pre-writing is essential in providing you, the writer, with a firm grip on the author’s ideas, and your job is to present his ideas fairly and unbiasedly. You have to essentially provide CONTEXT for your AUDIENCE. See below.
Essay type: Argumentative
Audience: Students NOT enrolled in this class
Voice: Academic English
Structure: MLA format, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12. Your paper should have an Intro. section, a thesis statement that is highlighted or bolded, body paragraphs, a conclusion and works cited page.
Sources: Cite from Drive, and one outside research article. This must be from a reputable source (http://www.arc.losrios.edu/arclibrary.htm (Links to an external site.)).
Length: 2000 words (maximum). If you fall a bit short, that’s ok. Just try to be as close to 2000 words.
Topic sentences: that state the main point of each body paragraph
Textual support: in each body paragraph: Introduce, cite, and explain your support. Please also include a Works Cited Page
(https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_works_cited_page_basic_format.html (Links to an external site.))
Sentences: No run-ons or comma splices
(https://owl.purdue.edu/owl_exercises/sentence_structure/sentence_structure/run_ons_comma_splices_and_fused_sentences.html (Links to an external site.))