I want to emulate the writing style in the book Ungifted.
I am in the midst of reading this quite captivating book that I hoped would clearly investigate not only intelligence but link attention as well. Twice exceptional children and individuals are often unidentified gifted and mis-labeled as learning disabled which was the case for the author Scott Kaufman.
Kaufman reviews what intelligence is and challenges every assumption along the way through extensive research, which I find readable and engaging. His writing brings the reader to and through his painful experience of being placed in special education classes and the damage their "label" inflicted on him. Here is a sample of Kaufman's thinking writing style.
"As we take this journey together, I encourage you to question everything, just as I have questioned everything. My criticisms notwithstanding, it must be acknowledged that I wouldn’t have been able to take this journey without the hard work and dedication of large numbers of scientists and educators who have thoroughly inspired me over the years. I have an immense appreciation for their hard work and dedication in their attempts to solve the many puzzles surrounding human intelligence."
Kaufman is his own case study sprinkled into his many findings. His style of writing frames the context of intelligence in a way that makes a strong case for redefinition, and compels me to redefine my own thoughts and experiences of intelligence, creativity, attention, ability, and other concepts I want to re-examine deeper.
His style makes sense to me.