You will read a biography or autobiography of someone who is known for his/her accomplishments due to their own efforts. This can be someone in the arts, the sciences, explorers, athletes, academic/medical researchers, writers, or many other disciplines. I don’t want a simple accounting of their lives. I want you to read the person’s life with an eye to how they became as excellent in their field as they were. You will need to apply at least three learning theories to their life stories. Read for their process. This can include failures as well as successes. What did they learn from their failures? How did they adjust when they failed or didn’t measure up to their expectations? Learning is not linear. People make changes to their training or study as they discover new directions that are more intriguing or challenging. Many of you have done that when you change majors or schools in order to satisfy what you think will be successful for your life. I also want you to read and include at least one critique of this person’s accomplishments. Tell me if you think negative criticisms of their work validity are justified. You need to consider your own view of this person’s work, beyond what has been common knowledge. This project will be worth 100 points. It should be at least 7 pages long, including a reference page, listing all the sources you used.
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