What is the problem or question that motivates the author?
Mr. Gardner disagreed with the traditional method used to determine one’s intelligence. He wanted to demonstrate that each’s has a different capacity, and it could vary according with their skills and strengths.
From what contest is the Author writing?
He supported his Ideas from diverse sources, such as collecting information from different individuals with special skills, some with brain damage to determine what type of intelligence they had. He also consulted various studies including prodigies, idiot savant but also autistic children. In addition, he used physiological training Psychometric studies combined between them.
What arguments is the author putting forth?
He put forth on arguments that corroborate the theory of multiple Intelligence. Mr. Gardner brought the idea of that intellect of a person cannot be a measure by a simple “pencil-and-paper test.” He stated that if an individual was not gifted with any particular skill he or she could still do well on their own.
What rhetorical choices (concerning style or word choice, for example) does the author make? How do these choices help to convey the meaning of the text? One of the techniques he used for each of his argument was that he provided a clear example or evidence for his theory. Therefore, readers could make their conclusion afterwards. Addressing an argument with real examples, the author catch the interest of the reader. He also presented his work with a very engaging point of view. For example, when he mentioned a legendary sports start as Babe Ruth
What assumptions do you bring to this text? To what extent has the author considered your needs as a reader? As a reader, the first time I visually scanned the article, I could not quite understand his point of view. However, after I carefully read it the second time, and a little explanation in the class about Mr. Gardner I ended up agreeing with his theory...
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