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  • Malcolm Gladwell Outliers

    Part one looks at opportunity as a function of timing. The birthdates of successful Canadian hockey players and the computer geniuses Billy Joy and Bill Gates both being born in 1950. Part two focuses on cultural legacies. Gladwell focuses on both success and failure. He discusses the “culture of honor” in Appalachia and the rice paddy development in China that fosters useful problem solving skills. Through this series of case studies, Gladwell inserts background information that further supports his claim and helps the reader understand his theory. In Outliers, Gladwell’s diction plays a vital role in the development of his thesis and gives the reader this element to help his points resonate. When discussing geniuses, Gladwell refers to Chris Langan and his college professor, “there they are, the professor and the prodigy, and what the prodigy clearly wants is to be engaged” (Gladwell 100). The noun “prodigy” used to identify Chris Langan emphasizes what a young brilliant student he is. The use of the word “prodigy” is important because a prodigy is someone who masters…

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  • Malcolm Gladwell Essay

    time, have taken advantage of the relative-age effect to become successful. Gladwell not only exposes the mystery of self-determination, but also the tale that genius is born, not made. He claims “The Beatles” and Mozart are not so much inborn musical geniuses, but thrived only after thousands of hours of practice. Part two of Outliers stresses the topic of cultural entitlements, which Gladwell says “persist, generation after generation, virtually intact...and they play such a role in directing…

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  • Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell: The Meaning Of Success

    statements, Gladwell concludes that all Asians are better at math because they are accustomed to working harder. This conclusion by Malcolm is inaccurate and ignorant. First of all, the surmise about Europe is outdated. The quotation describes Europe in the 1700s (Gladwell 234); now, most Europeans do not work as peasants on a farm. It is not very fair to call Europeans lazy for practices they did three centuries ago. Next, the opinion that all Asians are good at math because they are hard…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Island Of Zanene

    the rice fields that dot this small island. You see, here on the Island of Zanene, rice is their livelihood. To them, rice is their life. They have a whole religion set up with Pedia (Goddess of Rice) and Lisia (Goddess of Rain). Everyone at some point in their life has worked on the rice field. The Queen of Zanene is actually rather proud and boasts about her service of working in the fields. Zanene is a matriarchy. There are 4 main classes in Zanene. The Upper class which consists of nobles:…

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  • Occupational Inequalities In Women

    on table 11.1, very few women worked in what were considered “men’s fields.” These fields consisted of civil engineers, auto mobile and mechanical, and dentistry field. In contrast, women tended to work as registered nurses, kindergarten and preschool teachers. Over the past 30 years, more women have migrated into what were once considered men’s jobs, but for most fields, these numbers are still statistically low. According to the U.S.…

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  • Emaline: Summary And Analysis

    Summary: The dad left the family so they brought in a crazy man from the mental hospital to work on their fields it was suggested by the neighbours but they didn’t think the mom would actually go do that. After a few weeks Emaline and her mom enjoyed the crazy man’s company. Introduction: The family lives on a farm that has been around for generations. The father of Emaline owns it, for his father passed it on to him. Emaline’s dad never wanted to be a farmer; he wanted to work on the…

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  • Cesar Chavez Movement Research Paper

    alongside Cesar Chavez and hundreds of other protesters outside the Delano, California vineyards. The rays of the burning sun, searing their skin were the least of their concerns. Protesters were there to proclaim justice for all the farm workers that had been denied the right for proper working conditions in the fields. Bertha Silva came from a Mexican decedent, her parents moved to Delano, California when she was the age of 11. Soon after arriving, the family started working in the grape…

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  • Braden River Soccer Field: A Short Story

    Walking out onto the green grass of the Braden River Soccer Fields, I have butterflies in my stomach. It was a hot, beautiful day with the sun beating down and not a cloud in the sky. I look at the small, red clubhouse building and see four of my teammates sitting down against the wall of it. I hardly knew anyone on my team, except a boy named Noah with blond, curly hair and pale skin. As my team showed up one by one, nobody said anything to each other. Before the game started, our coach, Coach…

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  • Representation In STEM

    times fewer women, especially minorities, have been involved in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). This information serves as a chilling contradiction to the late 1960s when technological jobs such as computer programming was deemed as something a savvy young woman could do even comparing computer planning to “planning a dinner”. This paper will analyze why there has been a decrease in the amount of women in the fields of STEM, ways to increase the percentage…

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  • Career Essay: Becoming A Sports Agent

    I often worry about the qualifications it takes to become a good sports agent, but at the specific firm. IMG, they talk about the many fields and degrees they have within the agency. Marketing, communication, law, negotiation experts all excel at the company which gives me many options as an undergrad looking for post graduate schooling. I currently study Business Administration with a concentration in Management because managing these athletes on and off the field is an extensive process. They…

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