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Unformatted text preview: While the narrative functions as a way to keep the reader interested, Gladwell overemphasizes the narrative. But after the story with Hooker, Gladwell emphasizes an important concept that I believe he should have added a bit more detail throughout the book: The concept of misinterpreting information as understanding. While many of us can relate to how one can apply snap judgment or rapid cognition to everyday activities, it is hard to relate the misinterpretation of information as understanding. It would have been a great insight if Gladwell applied more of his understanding and comprehension of his concepts to further expand on this confusion. I also fall victim of misinterpretation, as seen in studying for exams and midterms. Simply memorizing and regurgitating the information does not conclude that I understand the material....
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course AAS 181 taught by Professor Osumare during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '09