The writer in most of the cases would utilize the statistics in different way: in total there are 40 finalists and the percent of the immigrant in the same. However, all the names of the finalist in the Intel Science Talent was mentioned by Thomas. This makes the readers comprehend that all the finalists were foreigners by reading the name of all the finalists. It helps the author give time to the reader to sink in the information before he could make some conclusion. As a matter of fact, the author makes the conclusion together with the reader. It looks as if the author is communicating with the reader and in this way the readers would be more willing to accept the argument being presented. So as to convince his thesis, he them gives a specific example “do not shut the door to immigrate”.
The readers are aware that most of the finalists were immigrants with the help of the statistics; however they are unaware about the outstanding qualities of these immigrants. To show the same, the author has given an example of a 17 year old girl named Namrata Anand. The girl in order to expose information regarding the chemical history of Andromeda Galaxy used spectral analysis very proficiently. It is obvious to say that as compared to the peer students, this girl is more outstanding. By using this example the author has tried to prove his point that the nation might lose onto such talent if they decide to shut doors for the immigration and hence proving the fact that immigration is necessary. Specific example makes the point more persuasive and also makes it easier to understand.