Analysis Of The Text ' Hidden Intellectualism ' By Gerald Graff

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In the text “Hidden Intellectualism”, Gerald Graff’s defined intellectualism as the knowledge that varied within different experiences not only academically but non-academically. In his definition Graff considered book-smarts and street-smarts as intellectual persons. Graff definition on intellectualism was based on his belief that people who develop another interests beside schools’ topics are also able to write and think critically, as an evidence he gave his personal experience on how his love for sport helped him to discusses other topics and become part of the community. Rose’s text support Graff’s saying by giving his mother’s brother example of how he developed his ability to think and become someone efficient for the company he used to work for. Furthermore, Graff definition was based on his belief that we must accept all type of intelligence, because is sort way or another it can help you to solve problem in multiple way. On the other hand, Rose support him by talking about his mother who solved technical problem and human problems. In overall Graff and Rose agree and they both support the idea that intellectualism is the knowledge that is based on academically intelligence but also in intelligence that is develop throughout someone’s experience.
Graff belief that people who develop another interests beside schools’ topics are also able to write and think critically. As he claims in is text “Until I entered college, I hated book and care only for sports” (265). He…

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