In his 2008 book, The Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell introduced a revolutionary idea that has changed how our society views success and practice. This idea is the “Ten Thousand Hour Rule.” Gladwell’s assertion is that “. . .ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert--in anything.” I agree with Gladwell to a great extent that rigorous practice is necessary to become a world-class expert, but I disagree to a great extent that 10,000 hours is the amount of practice necessary to be an expert in any field. I believe that the 10,000 hour rule is too narrow-minded and specific, and thus, cannot apply to everybody and every situation.
On the other hand, a great comedian will not be remembered because they were a quality leader. The same idea of situational greatness can be applied to writing. No single quality is the be all end all for great writing, but there are common themes across great essays. Some characteristics of the best essays are exceptional structure, artistic imagery, and writing that elicits empathy. Two essays that had exceptional structure were William Zinsser’s essay
Gladwell found that the most successful people in a wide variety of fields ranging from musicians to programmers put in at least 10,000 hours of practice. The minimum number of hours practiced in order to master the level of success seen in those considered prodigies or in the top of their field is known as the 10,000-hour rule. Gladwell includes multiple studies and examples of the 10,000-hour rule to prove his theory that innate talent plays a small role in the attaining of success. Some people need more hours of practice to master specific skills than others, and although psychologists are still unable to understand why, the 10,000-hour rule supports Gladwell’s claim that the key factors of success are determined by outside features rather than talent
Howard Roark may be regarded as an unrealistic hero because he possesses too many qualities of an ideal man.He has prefered qualities such as individuality, emotional and mindful intelligence, integrity, moral stature and practicality. It is unrealistic for a man to possess all of these qualities at once. His lack of character flaw also makes him seem surreal. Roark was made as an ideal man, but the ideal is often not able to exist fully in a physical form. However, it was purposeful for Roark to be ideal, and not realistic.Howard Roark, being the ideal and unrealistic man he is in “The Fountainhead” was purposeful because of Ayn Rand's tendency and preference to write about ideal characters.
Once upon a time, there lived a boy called Joe. He was sustaining his freshman year in high school at Monmouth Academy (MA). He despised experiencing the daily agenda that his school offered. He thought of his ordeals at school as torture, so he barely passed his assessments. However, Joe’s companions, Steve and Bob, enjoyed attending school and their grade scores easily surpassed the grades of Joe.
People often believe that people who are successful are successful because they have natural talent. However, Orwell, in the novel Outliers, makes it clear that natural talent has little to do with success. The successful are a product of lucky circumstances, extra practice, age, and family status. Many coincidental circumstances lead to other opportunities that allow someone to excel more than another. From there they continually excel and are considered successful over those that did not have the same opportunities.
Reflecting on this chapter caused this writer to consider experiences from high school. There were several situations witnessed where teachers assisted students with the answers to tests in an attempt to help them pass to the next grade, keep a higher average in order to play sports. It was even expected by many of the “elite” athletes, and encouraged by some teachers, that certain “top” students complete
The better players are the ones who get special opportunities that do lead to future success but a players birthday is not something that can give opportunities to further a person's success. If that was the case success would be 100 percent on luck but it isn't success is about working hard and getting noticed. Once they are noticed, like gladwell said they are given opportunities that lead to their future
Going to school a little later could be the key to that extra rest. Even 1 hour of rest could be the difference between you falling asleep in classroom and not understanding the material to being attentive and understanding everything that is being taught. When the students are awake, they become smarter, and when they become smarter their test scores begin to rise. When the test scores begin to rise, our world education ranking improves, and that is just what we want to see. The issue for students who attend school at 7:30 in the morning, is they don’t hesitate or think twice about falling asleep.
Everybody has that one really smart kid in their class. That person almost always knows the answer, and when they do, it’s almost always right. Do you think that person needs to be in a higher thinking class? Do you think they need more work and homework because they are smart? Once they 're in that class, do you think you won’t need to be pushed to have a great future, too?
Have you heard of the 10,000 hour rule? The 10,000 hour rule, as explained in Malcom Gladwell’s “Outliers”, is when someone practices a total amount of 10,000 hours to achieve a skill. I agree with the rule because when someone practices a skill for that amount of time, they will more than likely be at the mastery level in said skill. As the author stated in the story,“Achievement is talent plus preparation” but does practice really make perfect? In the story there were a group of elite music performers.
Malcolm Gladwell states in Outliers that 10,000 hours of practice in a sport or hobby or career, will propel one person over another. He tries to convince us with his argument by bringing up people like Bill Gates and the Beatles, stating that they spent more than 10,000 hours perfecting their craft. At first his argument seems pretty legit and holds merit, but then you begin to question. What if someone practices for 10,000 hours, but doesn 't put in much work? What if someone, who has spent few hours than 10,000 is excelling?
But what has caused such an increase of excitement at the school today? It is Awards Day! A day on which every child regardless of their academic standing at the end of the year gets rewarded for simply coming to class. While I do believe that these awards can play a vital part in early child development, what is the outcome of reward without cause? Although there can be some benefits reaped from building the confidence in young children I gather there becomes a point where it can breed negative results.