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  • Anti-Intellectualism at College Universities

    Anti-Intellectualism at College Universities Education once existed as something very valuable‚ and something that only the very wealthy obtained. You were considered lucky to have the opportunity of getting an education‚ and not many took it for granted. Today‚ nearly everybody receives an education of some degree‚ and things have definitely changed. Students simply get educations because they are expected to or are required to. As the years have progressed‚ less and less students actually enjoy

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  • Hidden Intellectualism

    In his essay "Hidden Intellectualism‚" Gerald Graff argues that intellectualism is not something that can only be archived through proper   education like school or college‚ but with subjects that people consider non academics as sports and cars. The writer considers "street smart" to those people who learn things outside of an academic environment‚ for example in the streets of their neighborhood. The writer argues   that educators   should let students decide on the subject that they are more interested

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  • Hidden Intellectualism

    Hidden Intellectualism In his article "Hidden Intellectualism‚" Gerald Graff criticizes those that do not put value into "street smarts." Graff insists that knowledge goes far beyond academic learning and continues into the everyday world. As a child‚ Graff always looked for a happy medium between brawn and brain. As Graff describes‚ he felt "the need to prove I was smart and the fear of a beating if I proved it too well." In a culture that values sports and entertainment‚ Gerald knew he would

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  • Hidden Intellectualism Summary

    A.) Who is your audience? The audience I want to appeal are people who do not know who is Gerald Graff and are not familiar with his Intellectualism essay. B.) How you like the readers describe the personality you present? The personality I want to convey in this summary is someone who has read Graff’s essay and is able to comprehend what he is trying to say. C.) What questions does your paper answer? Some of the questions I answer in my summary are who is Gerald Graff‚ How he came to philosophy

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  • Academic vs Cultural Intellectualism

    Cultural Intellectualism In Gerald Graff’s essay Hidden Intellectualism; he criticizes those who do not put appropriate value into "street smarts." Graff persists that knowledge extends further than academic learning and carries into the everyday life. He writes about some of his precollege experiences with being as a “nonintellectual” due to his lack of interest in academic literary subjects. Graff also discusses how his interest in sports actually led him into academic intellectualism as an adult

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  • "Hidden Intellectualism" Reading Response

    Serrano‚ Edric “HIDDEN INTELLECTUALISM” Reading Response Journal In the article “Hidden Intellectualism” by Gerald Graff‚ The Author is telling us that knowledge can be seen not only from academic thinking but also in the form of “street smarts”. Graff explains that we know some “impressively street smarts” but does not do well in school‚ but Graff argues that “street smarts” are just as important as “book smarts”. Many people think that it is such a waste‚ that “street smarts” should be taking

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  • "Hidden Intellectualism, " Gerald Graff

    In his essay "Hidden Intellectualism‚" Gerald Graff argues that intellectualism is not something that can only be archived through proper eduaction like school or college‚ but with subjects that people consider non academics as sports and cars. The writer consider "street smart" to those people who learn things outside of an academic environment‚ for example in the streets of their neighborhood. The writer argues that educators should let students decide on the subject that thay are more

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  • Hidden Intellectualism Rhetorical Analysis

    Rhetorical Analysis: “Hidden Intellectualism” Gerald Graff‚ Professor of English and Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago‚ stated in "Hidden Intellectualism‚" that in every student‚ there is intellect that is trying to break out and encourage them to discover their own intellectualism‚ that was hiding within (Graff 23). “Hidden Intellectualism” is a teaching article directed towards schools and teachers to try and help kids bring out their intellectualism at a young age or bring different

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  • Summary of Gerald Graff's Hidden Intellectualism

    A summary of “hidden intellectualism” by Gerald Graff: In his essay “Hidden Intellectualism” Gerald Graff offers a critique of the education system for overlooking the intellectual potential of those who possess unconventional “street smarts”. We as a society assume that only the inherently weighty academic subjects grant us “true” knowledge‚ and that knowledge in subjects such as fashion‚ sports or even dating holds no intellectual tenor. The problem with this assumption‚ Graff insists‚ is that

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  • Hidden Intellectualism

    Aiza Daud Lucinda Channon English 1301 5 September 2011 Interest Initiates Learning In Gerald Graff’s essay‚ Hidden Intellectualism‚ one is exposed to the author’s view of different means of intellectualism. Graff gives the reader an uncommon perception of what it means to be an intellectual. He expresses his views by stating that a person can be an intellectual in fields that have nothing to do with academia‚ such as street smarts or particular interests. He also states that if you incorporate

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