english 104 assignment

Discussion Forum 3 Main Post Prompt

For your main post, please write two or more paragraphs (total 500+ words) on the following:

Paragraph 1 (Your Personal Example):

  • Summarize at least 4 or more qualities that Steven Kotler (in Rise of Superman) thinks are characteristic of a flow state in your own words.
  • Next, provide a personal example of a flow experience of your own in the form of a detailed story. The flow experience does not have to be about a sport.

Paragraph 2 or More (Essay 1 Thesis Brainstorming)

  1. Begin your second paragraph with a one sentence thesis that fully answers the Essay 3 question:

In your thesis answer the following two questions in one sentence:

  • What do you think are the two most important benefits of being in a flow state for extreme sport athletes?
  • Why are those two flow effects important for extreme sport athletes?

2. Then support your thesis by discussing at least 4 of the 7 athletes featured in Chapters 1-4, 6, 7, and 9 of Kotler’s Rise of Superman: Danny Way, Laird Hamilton, Dean Potter, Red Bull Air Force, Doug Ammons, Mandy-Rae Cruickshank, and Shane McConkey. Provide supporting quotations.

3. End your main post with an interesting question for the class that stems from the ideas in your post.


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