Rhetorical Analysis : Joel Graff Essay

1137 Words Mar 17th, 2016 5 Pages
Joel Graff, the author of Intellectualism argues that students need to write what interests them such as about science, cars, fashion or music as long as they write the specific interest in an intellectual manner. To answer this argument, we must first establish a commonality in language: namely, what is Intellectualism? Intellectualism is being able to process a specific task and come into conclusion by its own mind. I agree with the author’s argument on how using one’s interest as a technique of teaching at school or college. To solve this issue, first the education system of schools and colleges has to be changed in a way that motivates the student to keep going to reach his or her goal. I remember the times at high school when the teacher assigns everyone in class assignments to write essays on politics and other various topics that do not interest anyone of us. Many students write poorly, because many are not into politics, we are students and we have our own interests such as about technology, sports, music and fashion. If each student was given a topic that interests them, then the students would do research and use its own knowledge on it to write a great piece of paper in an intellectual manner. For example, I’m a student who has an ambition of becoming an aerospace engineer and has a huge interest in technology and space travel. In year eight, the instructor assigned each and every student in class an essay to be written on the topic space travel, and I remember…

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