Over the past several weeks, you read Malcolm Gladwell’s book, David and Goliath

Over the past several weeks, you read Malcolm Gladwell’s book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, and have become accustomed to his approach, which includes principles on thinking about challenges differently. For Paper # 3, you, too, will take on

Gladwell’s approach by broadening your understanding of the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on society. For this paper, apply Gladwell’s

“David-versus-Goliath” principles to the Covid-19 pandemic, where society is “David,” and the Covid-19 pandemic is “Goliath.” Select 3 to 4 principles from the Gladwell text as the crux of your thesis, where you state that society (David) battled the Covid-19 pandemic (Goliath), usin

g Gladwell’s principles. Support your thesis with evidence from Gladwell’s text and three to five outside sources. For your consideration, you may want to look at state and federal laws, the presidency of Donald J. Trump, commerce, transportation systems, education systems, healthcare systems, or other aspects of life affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. A few pointers: Introduction: In your introduction, you should

introduce Malcolm Gladwell’s novel David and Goliath and present a description of his perspective. Also, give a brief summation of the Covid-19

pandemic. This information sets the tone for your essay and provides critical background information. For more information about “introductions,” please go to Modules. Point of View: For Paper # 3, write in the 3rd person; do not use I, me, my, you, your. PLEASE NOTE: Students are not to

write a summary of David and Goliath NOR write a paper about Covid-19, Scholarly Outside Sources: In addition to Gladwell’s book, you will need three scholarly, outside sources, one of which must be peer-reviewed. In short, this paper will have a total of four (4) sources: David and

Goliath…, one (1) peer-reviewed, and two (2) scholarly/academic sources. Wikipedia sources are not allowed. All sources must be accurately listed on a Works Cited page, AND cited in-text as appropriate. See sample Works Cited page in Modules (M11). Page Length/Word Count: Papers are required to be a minimum of 6 (six) total pages in length, but no more than 7 (seven) pages; in other words, 1500-1750 (fifteen

hundred to seventeen hundred) words, excluding Works Cited page, header, running pagination). Due Date: Best-and-final drafts are due to the Turnitin.com link, located in Module 10, no later than Friday, May 6, 2022. Writing Support: For writing support, please start the writing process early; as appropriate, work with the tutors in AVC’s Writing Center and/or online, with the e-structors at Smarthinking