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Freewriting2.gladwell - Free writing 1/13/08 Kimberly Rauch...

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Free writing – 1/13/08 Kimberly Rauch Gladwell – Chapters 2 – 5 First impressions and intuition have a great effect on Gladwell’s writing. He talks greatly about the way first impressions effect things like the taste tests between Coke and Pepsi. The reason that Pepsi was better on first impression was the sweetness in the first sip. He shows us many experiments such as this throughout his book. When reading about each of the actual experiments and then reading how Gladwell interprets them in the book, he tends to leave out points made in the experiment. He tends to generalize the experiment and leave out details that would otherwise disprove the theory. He uses these experiments and examples to guide us towards a certain way of thinking. His arguments are extremely convincing and the only way we would think otherwise is if we were prompted to look up each of the experiments he uses as examples and thoroughly read through them to see if his results are the same as the actual results. He does a good job of
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course WRIT 2 taught by Professor Gahan during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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Freewriting2.gladwell - Free writing 1/13/08 Kimberly Rauch...

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