Rhetorical Precis

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Rhetorical Precis Kimberly Rauch 1/17/08 In his non-fiction book Blink (2005) and specifically in his 7 th chapter “Seven Seconds in the Bronx”, Malcolm Gladwell argues the point that reading facial expressions is extremely important in your snap judgments and he brings up autism and adrenaline when arguing what he calls being “mind-blind”. Through these points Gladwell develops his idea by exploring in depth the effects autism has on the mind and how when in an adrenaline rush one has an autistic moment, he supports this claim of reading facial expression by explaining how autistic people cannot read expressions on people’s faces
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Unformatted text preview: and therefore cannot interpret what the person is thinking or feeling. His purpose in this specific chapter is to explain the use of reading facial expressions in order to show us the problem of snap judgments in those of us who have an adrenaline rush or a mental disorder. His intended audience for this book seems to for college age students or adults, his serious tone and his use of real life experiments gives the reader a mature vocabulary and feel to the book, however he uses it in a way that is extremely easy to understand and he guides us to a general idea of how to use his work after we are done reading it....
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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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