discussion 4


You are a magazine writer assigned to write a profile of the person who influenced your choice of degree program – not just going back to school or pursuing an education but choosing your specific field.  OR, you can select a person who has contributed to your chosen field of study significantly.

Write 200-300 words describing your chosen field of study, WHY this person was important to your decision to pursue education in that field OR HOW the person you chose has contributed to your field. The person can be living or dead. Do not spend time on physical details like eye color or height but do include birth and death, if applicable, dates. You only have 200-300 words to describe the very essence of this person and the impact they have had.

In addition to your biographical description of your chosen person, include a couple sentences to responding to at least one of the following questions:

  • From among this week’s biographies, who do you think your chosen person would have wanted as a friend and why?
  • From among this week’s biographies, who might have been a good mentor for your person? Or who might your person have mentored?
  • Does your chosen person share any character traits with people from this week’s resources?

Don’t forget to list the specific profile resource at the bottom of your post.