Rhetorical Analysis Paper.docx - McGhee1 Victoria McGhee Dr Brent Robida English 101 Repetition is the mother of skill The Debate Over Gladwells 10,000

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McGhee Victoria McGheeDr. Brent RobidaEnglish 101September 21, 2017“Repetition is the mother of skill”: The Debate Over Gladwell’s “10,000 Hour Rule”“We ain’t talking about the game! We talking about practice, man!”--Allen IversonHow a person becomes skillful has been a conflicting topic among those who wish to account for world-class success. Psychologists have done studies on the amount of time a person must practice a certain skill until they reach a what is considered a high level of said skill. Malcolm Gladwell’s “The 10,000 Hour Rule,” which was originally published in his non-fiction book Outliers, argues, to his audience, that 10,000 hours of practice will make a person successful. Gladwell’s intended audience includes people between ages 20 and 30 and people that have the drive to become successful. To contradict Gladwell’s argument, David Bradley wrote “Why Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule is wrong,” which can be found in Deceived Wisdom: Why What You Thought Was Right is Wrong. In this, Bradley tries to convince his audience that Gladwell is incorrect about parts of his theory. Bradley’s audience consists of people who have read Gladwell’s chapter and would like extra feedback about it. Between Bradley and Gladwell, Bradley is more effective than Gladwell in achieving his rhetorical purpose of convincing his audience that Gladwell’s theory is incorrect. This is because he connects with his audience, he
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