Critical Review on “How David Beats Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell The author of the article “How David Beats Goliath” is Malcolm Gladwell. The purpose of the text is to educate the reader about the advantages of being unconventional. Another purpose was to compare Vivek Randaive’s life to the myth of David beating Goliath. This article is lengthy yet well written, keeping the reader engaged. The charm of this article comes from the author’s writing style.
These quotations are very relevant to me, especially because I am a very expressive or kind of a talkative person. These reminded me that even how good or fancy I talk or say something, without backing it up with a clear action it is pointless. That is why it is better to just do more and talk less like the old saying tell us ‘Walk the talk’. Or the more I talk about something the more I should put a better effort in doing it. You would only prove a point if you back you words with definite and clear actions.
Richard Petty and John Cacioppo developed this theory and proposed that the receiver processed the message through two ways of persuasion, the central and the peripheral route. The ELM theory is applicable to the Mustang Maniacs because they seek to persuade new students to join the organization. Of the two routes the central is the most powerful and has the greatest effect on its receivers. From processing a message centrally the receiver is able to elaborate and extensively think about what is being presented and then formulate their opinions. The Maniacs new webpage will be crazy, attractive and look more like an invitation to a theme party instead of looking like a health care
Moore does a great job connecting to his readers by using satire and humor to make his point, but does not sway from the seriousness of the subject by embedding facts about education. He does however, have an angry tone throughout his article, but he seems to use that in a way to give the reader a sense of anger towards the subject also, thus making the reader feel more connected with his text. As he talks about his personal encounters with school, he changes his tone once more as he makes us feel more sympathetic towards his subject. He really sparks the cognitive skills of the reader by using humor and facts to argue his opinion about the educational system, but at the same time he knows how to change his tone and change the readers’ emotion. Moore mesmerizes his audience by presenting horrifying facts about the “state of stupidity in this country”(128).
It shows that the introverted individual come up with a plan before acting, needing time to think things through. Employers have found personality testing to be a great tool in determining whether or not an individual have what it takes to be successful on the job with interaction and interpersonal communication with others. Even though the pre-employment personality test is a good ideal, it does have the potential to produce problems. One of the problems would occur when a potential candidate tries to cheat the system by answering the question in a way to make the employer feel they are the best one for the job. This type of answering would be using a hypothetical method.
Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth Cady Stanton did a fantastic job in each of their pieces however some words can lose the readers in the process and take their minds from understanding the point to trying to figure out what a certain word means, and with that you can lose attention from the audience. Although it was acceptable back then because the norms for speaking and vocabulary were much higher than they are now, Barry is just relating to today’s average vocabulary. His style is centered on being informal and conversational. He is able to inform his audience of the fallacies of his kitchen and living room appliances and talk to them like they’re human, rather than talking at them as if he was giving a lecture. People don’t have that long of an attention span.
John Steinbeck made the plot interesting and the themes behind the work were truly brilliant. The book had its points were they were very descriptive but didn’t keep me interested enough. Reading through those boring parts is completely worth it though. Steinbeck makes the book easy to understand and i like that quality a lot about this book. In my opinion, I got the idea that this book was written more for the workings of the mind but at the same time Steinbeck wanted to make you feel something as you read this.
Antonia Peacocke uses short parts of from different authors to shape her argument, agreeing with some and pointing fun at others. She recognizes some of the steps taken due to the fact that the content of some of the jokes are not for younger ears. She ends her article explaining that although she feels that there is more to the jokes on Family Guy than the offensive crudity that people like to point out she still finds that people still need to realize that some jokes do go too far and take to heart "the distinction between a shamelessly candid but insightful joke and a merely shameless joke".
His continuous irony throughout “A Modest Proposal” allows him to indirectly present his proposition, which is mostly confusing until the reader becomes educated with his style of writing. By choosing to use irony so often in his essay, Swift is able to illustrate to his audience just how extreme Ireland’s poverty conditions have gotten. With his use of sarcasm, Swift creates the impression that he is truly sincere and sympathetic towards the poor families who are constantly begging, but behind his satirical intentions he is actually meaning the opposite. Frequently in his essay, he portrayed irony when describing his “modest” proposal, that the carcass of one year olds would be profitable. Swift emphasizes his proposal’s advantage of preventing abortions, then clearly conveys irony when he contradicts this benefit three paragraphs later by reassuring his audience that he has been informed a “well-nursed” child “…is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled…”(Swift 1026).
P A R T I V Communicate Your Ideas ome students will be surprised to find the subject of communication included in a book on thinking because they assume that the two subjects are unrelated. In reality, they are closely related. To begin with, expressing ideas clari- fies them. As Mortimer Adler, an American philosopher, explains: “Thinking tends to express itself in words, spoken or written. The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.”* In addition, the kinds of ideas we are concerned with in this book—solutions to problems and issues—are most meaningful when they are communicated to other people.