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Thank you for reading my paper My paper is a critique of Malcolm Gladwells book David and Goliath it is not simply attempting to analyze his piece but attempting to extract what he has said about difficulty and disability and compare it with what others have found regarding the topic in order to develop a greater understanding of the connection My thesis is that Gladwell develops his argument but the evidence he uses is weak and he ignores the scientific characteristics of dyslexia as well as the societal issues involved with being a gifted dyslexicI start out by showing Gladwells idea of desirable difficulty is based on overgeneralization of a scientific hypothesis He examines a study that finds the very specific conclusion that changes in font can improve testing performance He overgeneralizes this to difficulty as whole and attempts to show how it could cause similar performance in the case of dyslexia being the difficulty This would be fine had he proved it with experiments and data not a examining few instances which would prove his point I show that overgeneralizing the results even slightly can result in incorrectness by citing a study that did just that and found their hypothesis to be incorrectI then show that his examples of people who prove dyslexia are a desirable difficulty actually are not examples of that at all I show that he has ignored a subset of people known as gifted dyslexics who are incredibly intelligent but also have dyslexia One of the main issues is recognizing these people and understanding how their disability holds them back Gladwell not recognizing acts as a perfect example of this My paper also somewhat serves to bring light to this issueFinally I show that despite Gladwell misusing the idea of desirable difficulty and him not recognizing the genius of his examinees he somehow arrived at a correct conclusion but largely by chance as his reasoning is thoroughly flawed I cite
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