Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers talks about success, making a claim on how to achieve it. The book has led me to believe that there is a type of pattern when it comes to reaching success. Gladwell uses evidence to show the readers how there are many factors that contribute to being successful, such as, where you come from, the opportunities you have, the talent you were born with, your dedication or grit, and sometimes luck. Many people who read the book agree with Gladwell and support his hypothesis. Others such as Kakutani try to explain how the book has its weaknesses, being poorly reasoned and thoroughly unconvincing.
Truth is the media and pop culture keep people believing these theories by keeping it everywhere, it’s in books,news,magazines,movies and the televisions. The most controversial theory was a documentary written by David Von Kleisth. In this documentary he covered majority all of the popular theories about all four crashes and the details of the attack. This documentary also made non believers believe that maybe the government really could have been involved in the 9/11 conspiracy because of the knowledge they received but did not see as a prime concern. It was much more believable to people than the government going through so much distress to kill thousands of americans.
On the one hand, he is writing this section of his book for anyone interested in reading it. He would like everyone to know about his ideas. However, one could say he also had more specific audiences is mind. For one, he could be targeting people of average intelligence who feel they cannot succeed without incredible IQ. His arguments tell them that upbringing matters more than genius.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X with Alex Haley’s essay is a great story, which has a tremendous learning. It shows how a cultural background tends to label people in such a way that it can create a negative impact in their life. In many cases, individuals have an opportunity to achieve something better for their life. Malcolm X is just one of many who want to reach a better life, but found others telling him that he does not fit for such as goal or career path. How can someone make us feel that we are not intelligent when we know how smart we are?
In Jonathan Locker's article "OnStar: Big Brother's Eye in the Sky,” shows the flaws of a well-known company that delivers convenient services to many vehicles. Though this amazing Technology is used among thousands of consumers it is built with a variety of flaws. His persuasive literary writing grabs the attention of the readers with his opinion “OnStar invading privacy”. Locker uses different scenarios to prove his major points towards the audience. OnStar is in the near future which will eventually evolve and monitor many drivers.
However, despite having a strong attachment to the book, readers’ opinions often change by the time they come to the end of it. The Great Gatsby refers to a self-driven man, often viewed as a notable figure by the well-established rich people around him and who is relentless in his pursuit for winning Daisy (Gross, 162). Gatsby risks everything in the process of achieving his goals, thus representing his determination. However, at the end of it all, opening one’s eyes to the reality of a different personality, proving that Mr. Gatsby is not so great after all. Fires lit in the wrong way have the possibility to burn even the hands of the igniter.
The narrator lists everything these chickens were doing, using the phrase “they were” 9 times! However, it doesn’t make the poem monotonous, it creates the sense that each time the narrator says it, they are getting, more, and more exasperated! You can completely imagine their voice getting louder, and it will make you laugh. The repetition in the poem keeps it going until the very end. It was a decisive tool to use on this poem, and it worked great.
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, was an exceptional book written by Joseph Ellis. There a myriad of historical facts and quotes from some of the most salient figures in American history. These individuals have molded how the American society is today. Although many of these people made mistakes in their careers, these mistakes have changed us for the better. While their thought process may have been flawed, their executions of the ideas may have been carried out better.
People around the globe have mixed feelings about this twentieth century adventurer. Some view him as a hero whose ideals should be embraced, while others see him as an arrogant, stubborn, and reckless vagabond whose dreams led to his demise. With numerous opinions about who he was, it is up to the reader to choose their ideas of who he was. To me and many others
A. I learned a lot of things while i watched the documentary on the MS-13s. They do a lot of things that i never knew people could do. There are so many members in this gang and everyone wants to be higher and higher up each day. A good term from our sociology book that i connected to the documentary was Competition. Competition in biology and sociology, is a contest between two or more organisms, animals, individuals, groups, etc., for territory, a niche, for a location of resources, for resources and goods, for mates, for prestige, for recognition, for awards, for group or social status, or for leadership.
It changed how people viewed research, medicine, and communication. Where scientists were once baffled and confused, they are now able to understand more than ever before with technology’s helping hand, diving deeper into the ocean, space, the human body and more. Decades ago, communication between different societies was a nearly impossible concept to grasp whereas now a simple touch of a phone can allow communication to all parts of the world. The advancement of a site like Facebook, although looked down upon by many, including the critics Jurgenson decided to include in his essay, allows people to pick and choose who they can share their lives with and if the said group has to listen and prod through pictures. The site originated as a dating site of sorts that then innovated to a world where people can reconnect with lost ties they once had.
Although I initially noticed Harvey Mudd because of their low student-to-faculty ratio and the high entry-level salaries which Harvey Mudd graduates tend to receive, I found many other reasons to apply. First off, the elaborate core curriculum appealed to me for various reasons. At the moment, I have narrowed down my list of greatest interests to the areas of engineering and computer science, but that still allows for a wide range of fields. On top of that, I still have a long list of lesser interests, such as economics, math, foreign affairs, or physics. The extensive core curriculum solves both problems, since the diverse requirements give me the opportunity to explore my scattered interests, while simultaneously allowing extra time to decide which my primary interests to major in.
How many cells are on your tongue? How is a TV made?” These are a few of the millions of curiosities that I presented to my parents, teachers, and mentors. Every now and again I would receive a groan or an “I don’t know” in an annoyed tone as my answer. I’d be forced to leave it at that. But more often than not, I would receive true, scientific answers.