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    I agree that students are judged to be either book smart or street smart because my experience in Pattonsburg High School confirms it. In my small school of merely 75 high school students, students are considered either book smart or street smart, and like it states in the book, the two groups tend to not get along very well. I think that society believes that in order for a person to become successful in the world they must be book smart; however, I believe that some students are challenging that belief. In “Hidden Intellectualism”, Gerald Graff, tells his story about how he once was an anti-intellect who later in life became a true intellectualist. In Graff’s early teen years he was only interested in reading from sports magazines, but…

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    have the ability to overcome problems of everyday life through the gained knowledge of experience. English and education professor Gerald Graff from the University of Illinois at Chicago uses his article, “Hidden Intellectualism” to discuss the importance of integrating “street smarts” with academics in order to help assist students in educational learning. Graff believes that knowledge goes beyond the academic settings and into the everyday life experiences. I agree with the past president of…

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    Today, the high speed development of Internet technology allows people to obtain knowledge more conveniently than any previous age. The plentiful methods in getting knowledge cause some people to doubt the functions of the college, and claim that the college is already not the best place in nurturing intellectuals. Gerald Graff expresses the similar idea depending on his childhood’s experience in “Hidden intellectualism”, and claims the “street smarts” can provide more benefits than “book smart”…

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    The paper “Hidden Intellectualism” by: Gerald Graff is a very interesting and thought-provoking essay. Graff’s main theme appears to be that school should use topics that students are interested in to teach them, in which I agree because it allows students to make connections from their life outside of school. The main idea is very well supported by studies done by research. The essay starts out with the problem that knowing about the outside world is useless in today's schools. “One who is…

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    Hidden Intellectualism has been become a controversial topic for educators of late and needs to be assessed so that educators can address this particular issue and modify classroom teachiwhether or not a person with a highly evolved “street smarts” and who does poorly in an academic environment should be considered any less intellectual than one who is well acclimated to academia and categorized as an excellent student On the one hand gerald graff argues that “real intellectuals turn any…

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    In the article, “Hidden Intellectualism” Graff argues that streets smarts are being not utilized enough in students’ academic work. He incorporates several examples that support his claim including how sports taught him how to effectively write an argument. Graff also uses an eye-catching introduction with an intriguing example of Michael Warner’s transformation and intellectualism as the main theme. Overall Graff gives his audience a perfect template for argumentative writing with balance,…

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    Hidden Intellectualism written by Gerard Graff, is a short essay that is speaking on one of the most common, well known arguments, street-smart versus book smart. Graff himself believes that having street smarts is just as important as having book smarts. In his essay, Graff gives his opinion on school systems for overlooking some of the other students and their different sorts of street smarts. As an adolescent Graff lived in Chicago, he always felt as though his community was pressuring him.…

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    Samual Yisehak C. Petitti ENGL 1105-42R 29 September 2016 Hidden Intellectualism Response Gerald Graff, a professor of English at the University of Illinois, wrote Hidden Intellectualism, an excerpt from the book They Say/I Say. The essay tackles the issue that one cannot be intelligent in any context except for the academic world. Intellectualism by any other subject is just as academic. I agree with Graff’s main point, however, I take umbrage with small details used in the essay. In any other…

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    Looking back, Graff realizes that sports are actually more intellectual than school because they are full of debates, analytical problems, and relevant statistics. Thus, Graff logically concludes that street smarts can satisfy the intellectual thirst better than school, since they are more compelling and real. Moreover, they also satisfy the thirst for community, one beyond that of friends and family. Graff supports this claim by pointing out that sports are a national discussion, a public…

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    In his essay “Hidden Intellectualism”, Gerald Graff makes a controversial claim regarding intellectualism itself. While we tend to think of intellectualism as present only in historically academic subjects such as philosophy, the sciences, or poetry, Graff argues that everyday topics such as cars, sports, and fashion have the potential to be equally intellectual. He asserts that many schools have neglected to unlock this potential, and that they should harness it by incorporating seemingly…

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