Motivational Emotion Essay
Look at the human motivations below. Which of these motivations do you consider the most powerful? Give an answer in an essay.
Fear People are most powerfully motivated when they believe they face a loss of a necessity or a loss of the lifestyle to which they are adapted.
Greed People are most powerfully motivated when they are tempted with more than what they really need.
Anger People are most powerfully motivated when they believe that they have been wronged.
Guilt People are most powerfully motivated when they believe that theyve done wrong and that they should do something to make up for it.
Individuality People are most powerfully motivated when they feel that they need to increase their individuality, uniqueness, or distinctiveness.
Salvation People are most powerfully motivated when they feel that they need deliverance, recovery, or escape.
Curiosity People are most powerfully motivated when they want to discover new things and new places.
Status People are most powerfully motivated when they believe they can rise in society.
Flattery People are most powerfully motivated when someone else sweet-talks, praises, or compliments them.
Belonging People are most powerfully motivated by the desire to belong to a group, to have companions in a common cause, to feel that others are like them.
Use this structure to organize your essay:
Paragraph 1: Define your chosen emotion. Show the importance of this emotion. Give a clear thesis (answer) at the end of the first paragraph
Paragraphs 2-4: In each of these paragraphs must demonstrate evidence that your chosen emotion motivated people. To do this, each paragraph may:
· Give an example from stories you have read, movies you have seen, events observed from real life, or events learned from history. Providing quotes is excellent.
· Give a specific logical argument, reason, or explanations.
Paragraphs 5: Write a short conclusion reinforcing your main idea.
Five things to check before you turn it in:
1. DONT write the final sentence and just head for the turn-in basket! Go over it a couple times. Re-read to make sure your sentences make sense.
2. Absolutely do not turn in your paper with the word you unless it appears in a quote.
3. Unless you are writing autobiography, do not turn in your paper with the words I, me, or my unless they appear in a quote. Do not use I think, In my opinion, and so on.
4. Your title of your essay must be original it cannot simply be the story.
5. Check that whenever you have written the title of a short story is in quotation marks, and the title of a longer work (such as a movie or book) is in Italics. Do not put quotation marks around your own title.