Sample Leadership Studies Essay Paper on Scholarly Source Review

Scholarly Source Review

            Written by Janet Rae-Dupree, the newspaper article primarily states opinions and thoughts from experts such as Carol Dweck who has also authored a book on growth mindset. The article also cites opinions from experienced professionals such as prominent corporate leaders including General Electric’s John F. Welch Jr., I.B.M.’s Louis V. Gerstner Jr., and Xerox’s Anne M. Mulcahy. The author also bases her arguments on a poll on the subject of creative achievement (Rae-Dupree, 2008). However, the article does not state facts nor support the opinions, thoughts, and arguments with tangible scientific evidence. Despite using quotes from experts and experienced corporate leaders and published materials, the information lacks credibility because it cannot be verified. Therefore, the assertions of the newspaper article cannot be verified.

            On the other hand, the article presented at the conference by a group of researchers provides tangible and verifiable facts and opinions which are validly backed by numerous documented researches. The information is well-researched and backed by recorded data and scholarly articles which support the thesis of the article and expound on other related topics. The use of researched and verifiable scholarly articles helps to understand the specifics of the topic while giving a broader sense of the issue including historical background on how it has been discussed over the years (O’Rourke et al, 2014).

            The scholarly article was more helpful because it offered verifiable and documented evidence to support the stated facts and ideas discussed. It offered a deeper understanding of the topic because I could verify and validate the thoughts and facts presented. Moreover, the scholarly article presented the issue in a topical manner which allowed for an easy understanding of the authors’ thought train and how they arrived at their conclusion.


O’Rourke, E., Haimovitz, K., Ballweber, C., Dweck, C., & Popovic, Z. (2014, April-May). Brain points: A growth mindset incentive structure boosts persistence in an educational game. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 3339−3348). Paper presented at CHI’14, Toronto, Canada. New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery.

Rae-Dupree, J. (2008 July 6) “If You’re Open to Growth, You Tend to Grow”. The New York Times. Retrieved from: