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Outliers: The Story of Success - Fall 2019

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In this stunning book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?

His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.

This is a high school ½ credit English semester themed around Malcolm Gladwell's best-selling book Outliers. Students will participate in pre-reading, analyzing and post-reading discussions. Students will write essays as well as have some quizzes and a mid-term and final.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Price: $250.00 + $10.00 Surcharge

Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 10:30 am

Start Date: 2019-09-09
End Date: 2019-12-16

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