values in a random sample from a population. 12 percentile points is easily the difference between being admitted to a gifted program or not. Within the chapters, Gladwell challenges commonly held beliefs by finding people whose circumstances go against the grainoutliers in a world of sameness. The resulting transcript makes the unusual prevalence of January, February and March birthdays exceedingly clear. These younger players have been overlooked or pushed out of the sport. Answers the prompt, clearly and concisely stated, summarizes, states a fact. By Sarah Ostrow. Argumentative, debatable, specific, original, goes beyond class discussion, can be supported with textual evidence.
Before abnormal observations can be singled out, it is necessary to characterize normal observations. Success, argues Gladwell, is the result of what sociologists like to call accumulative advantage. Both examples are too broad. The thesis he states in his introduction is that apparent "outliers such as successful athletes and entrepreneurs, are not the product of some mysterious innate genius but rather a combination of of situational advantage (such as being born at a certain time of year. Gladwells writing style is accessible to the general public, and his persuasive appeals capture the reader while drawing him or her into the argument. Unrelated to or contradicted by the text. Introduces nuance, confines idea to specific time or place. Outliers, Gladwell attempts to answer, "What makes some people successful while others cannot seem to realize their full potential?" In contemporary.S. How does this text or subject relate to the broader context of the place or time period in which it was written or in which it occurred?
Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center, Hamilton College. This definition leaves it up to the analyst (or a consensus process) to decide what will be considered abnormal. Gladwell gives us his general thesis, the argument of his book in broad strokes: he will point out that there is something profoundly wrong with the way we make sense of success. Active Themes, related"s with Explanations, because we so profoundly personalize success, we miss opportunities to lift others onto the top rung, Gladwell continues. Does this text or subject challenge or complicate my ideas about race, class, gender, or religion? Active Themes, related"s with Explanations, gladwell also points out that another implication of this reality of accumulative advantage is that the systems that generate success arent efficient. Gladwell, however, sees apparent "outliers" or people who are extraordinarily successful as a product of a combination of hidden advantages and hard work.