Curiosity and motivation are the basic characteristics for becoming a successful scientist. In addition to these, what are the other values required to become a successful scientist? With reference to the lesson “The Making of a Scientist”, what have you learnt from Richard Ebright?     

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Such questions are made for enhancing the self creative skills and should be tried answering on your own. However, here are a few points that will help you in framing your answer:
  • Curiosity and motivation are important characteristics that help a person achieve success. 
  • These are key qualities that will encourage an individual to uncover the hidden treasures and knowledge.
  • A highly motivated person will find time and resources to read and study what is unknown to him.
  • Richard was a very curious child.
  • Richard was not only a science student but one who loved nature and one who possessed many talents.
  • He started collecting butterflies when he was in kindergarten and also collected rocks, fossils and coins. He also had a love for astronomy.
  • It is his curiosity that compelled him to research, experiment and collect what he loved.
  • Richard was involved in different projects at school level, each time discovering something new. 
  • Also, another important factor for success is the encouragement one receives from one's parents and teachers.
  • Richard Ebright's mother played a significant role in motivating him.
  • Motivating one's own self means believing in oneself and focusing on the goal to be achieved.
  • No matter what the hurdles are, if one is self-motivated, one can achieve the impossible goals.
  • A successful person is one who has attempted to conquer the impossible tasks.
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