Hidden Intellectualism Essays

  • Gerald Graff Hidden Intellectualism Summary

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    Danny In his essay, “Hidden Intellectualism,” Gerald Graff shares his concerns that schools focus simply on intellectualism and unwisely dismiss the advantage of street smarts in academia. He offers the possibility that street smarts can be used in the classroom to provide students with an opening into the academic world. Graff provides personal examples with the intention of illustrating how his love for sports helped him to acquire the skills needed to think intellectually, when in fact, he

  • Hidden Intellectualism Essay

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    Summary In his essay “Hidden Intellectualism” Gerald Graff argues that there are different forms intellectualism, not just the traditional academic intellectualism. Graff argues that these hidden forms of intellectualism are not expressed in what is considered the correct scholarly way, but rather they are “hidden” in our everyday conversations about sports, fashion, pop-stars, etc. Graff feels that as a child you can gain just as much from arguing over non-academic material than you could from

  • Hidden Intellectualism Essay

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    scholarly way of thinking claims Gerald Graff, author of Hidden Intellectualism. He insists that intellectualism can also stem from "street smarts.” Experiences from Graff’s childhood help argue his point that we all intellectuals. Growing up in Chicago, Graff suggests academic knowledge only interrupts social life. He tells about his disregard in traditional academic subjects, and further expands on his love of sports. Anti-intellectualism ran widespread during his childhood. Graff describes a saddening

  • Hidden Intellectualism Essay

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    “Hidden Intellectualism” Gerald Graff’s “Hidden Intellectualism” explains the difference between academic intelligence and “street smarts” in today’s society as a student. He makes direct points about individuals that are intelligent in several ways and just need to lean how to plug the intellectualism they like, into a school setting. “Hidden Intellectualism” conveys the message that “street smarts” has intellectual potential. I agree with the author that these different smarts can be found

  • Hidden Intellectualism Essay

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    SUMARRY ESSAY 1-Hidden Intellectualism In Hidden Intellectualism of Gerald Graff's, he states that intellect does not only exist in the scholarly form of thinking but also equipped with street smarts, who can often times be more intellectual and have the ability to excel academically far more than one may believe. Graff gives a personal incident of his own experience, growing up loving sports and being less engaged in his schoolwork

  • Essay On Hidden Intellectualism

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    Hidden Intellectualism Responsive Essay Gerald Graff’s argument that boyhood conversations about sports provided a solid foundation for his later intellectual life, in a way, makes a lot of sense. When one is constantly in conversations and arguments that one can relate to and is passionate about, that person can bring more to the table than just a boring explanation with no life or emotion in it. As Gerald Graff says, “It trains you to write a sharply argued, sociologically acute analysis of an

  • Hidden Intellectualism Essay

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    Argument In “Hidden Intellectualism”, Gerald Graff argues that the education system should allow students to take their nonacademic interests as objects of academic study. He believes integrating “nonacademic studies” with the education system will significantly help students develop academically. However, I disagree with Graff’s claim because there is no evidence to prove that Graff’s method will improve student’s academic abilities. Street smart cannot be learned in a classroom because

  • What Is Graff's Hidden Intellectualism

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    `Reading Response #3 Graff’s expresses his feelings toward an intellectualism that is not taught in schools and is usually looked down upon even though majority of children have it. This intellectualism is “street smart”, or as he describes it hidden intellectualism. Graff’s argues that schools should let children write and argue about subjects that they find enjoyable, and that might be able to transfer into higher academic subjects, and learn that what they find enjoyable and interesting isn’t

  • Hidden Intellectualism by Graff

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    Brian Victores Hidden Intellectualism by Graff 1. I found Gerald Graff’s argument to be much like my own. Just because an interest is out of ‘normal schooling’ does not mean it holds less worth. Graff supports this with the example he used about sports. Graff says that with all the statistics/thoughts involved with sports, it’s actually helping with development of literacy and is actually mentally stimulating for the student reading them. 2. To support the analogy with sports structure

  • Analysis Of Hidden Intellectualism By Gerald Graff

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    Summary of ''Hidden Intellectualism'' In the article "Hidden Intellectualism" Published in 2001, edition of the pedagogy, author Gerald Graff discusses intellectualism in the academic world and how it affects society. He also references intellectualism with "book smarts" and anti-intellectualism with "street smarts". In the book he argues one point that intellectualism is used more than just in schools, but also in everyday life: there are "hidden forms of intellectualism". Graff believes

  • Gerald Graff Hidden Intellectualism Analysis

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    of Graff’s Hidden Intellectualism Have you ever heard of the term “street smart”? I’m certain we all have, but just to keep everyone on pace, according the official dictionary, the term street smart means “having the shrewd resourcefulness needed to survive in an urban environment.” Unfortunately though, we as a society often link a person or a student who has “street smart” with someone who performs poorly in school. But according to Gerald Graff’s excerpt Hidden Intellectualism from his renowned

  • Hidden Intellectualism Gerald Graff Summary

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    In his essay Hidden Intellectualism Gerald Graff argues that besides the traditional academic intellectualism there can be some forms of hidden intellectualism that does not express itself through the established scholarly ways but rather hides under the mask of an ordinary talk about sports, fashion, pop-stars, etc. Graff believes that arguing about such non-academic things requires just as much intellectual ability as debates about theoretical issues do, and that every “street-smart” student is

  • Hidden Intellectualism Gerald Graff Analysis

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    his essay Hidden Intellectualism, Gerald Graff explains the shift of his views street smarts, book smarts and intellectualism now that he’s older compared to when he was in school. When I was younger, I used to think that people who had “street smarts” were, while smart in their own way, not up to the standards of other people as far as intelligence goes. I’d thought of book smarts as being studious, well spoken, and sharp looking. I never heard the word, or the idea, of intellectualism until a few

  • Kung Fu Hidden Intellectualism

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    Sean Callanan 10/31/12 English 130-01 I started taking Kung Fu lessons when I was ten years old and I have been doing it ever since. Kung Fu is meant for defensive actions only and it is never an offensive action. This means that we are trained to never go out looking for a fight and it is only used to protect one’s self. In the nine years that I have been studying Kung Fu I have reached my first degree black belt. Through Kung Fu I have learned control, determination, and how to perform.

  • Comparison of Hidden Intellectualism, Brainology, and “What Is Intelligence, Anyway?”

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    Comparison of Hidden Intellectualism, Brainology, and “What is intelligence, anyway?” Between the short stories “What is Intelligence, Anyways? Hidden Intellectualism, and Brainology,” there are many passages that are linked to each other. These articles speak about reality issues that we notice in our everyday society. In the article “Hidden Intellectualism” written by Gerald Graff, he targets college students to show them about a hidden intellectualism that can be found in our everyday lives

  • Hidden Intellectulism Essay

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    I found Hidden Intellectualism to be a very interesting article by Gerald Graff. It was an argument that I hadn’t heard before and completely agreed on. I say this because I know more than one young person who is impressively street smart but does very poor in school. Gerald Graff makes some very interesting points in his story, saying that schools might be at fault for missing the opportunity to tap into such street smarts and channel them into good academic work. One of the major reasons why schools

  • The Culture Industry And A Walk To Remember

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    nothing more than a new spin on the same old story. Gerald Graff, on the other hand, would commend A Walk to Remember as an art form that gives rise to many debates and arguments about the movie and that gives viewers a chance to prove their intellectualism outside of the academic realm. By exploring their opposing arguments with respect to A Walk to Remember and the movie’s historical context in romance films, one can reach a conclusion about the effects of the movie on audiences and whether or

  • Intellectualism for All

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    Nicole Kenney English Composition II Final Draft 3.8.15 Intellectualism For All Katie Pearson is constantly ridiculed for her obsession with dance. As a twelve-year-old girl, she should be focusing on school work rather than wasting her time studying and practicing dance. Katie’s teachers warn her parents that this obsession is hindering her academic performance. As the years pass, Katie’s parents become increasingly worried that she will not be able to attend college due to her poor grades

  • Critically Thinking About Popular Culture

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    popular culture. In Steven Johnson’s book “Everything Bad Is Good for You” there is a key point where he argues the new found complexities in TV dramas, and reality shows that he believes to be beneficial to a sophisticated thinker. In another article, “Hidden Intelligence” author Gerald Graff suggests that schools and colleges should introduce more popular culture into the classroom on the grounds that, getting kids to think and write about subjects they’re interested in can be a great starting point for

  • Graff's Argumentative Essay

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    Situation” pp. xx-xxiii. 3 9/5 No Class: Labor Day Holiday 3 9/6 OneBook Kickoff Talk by Tim Henry at 12:00 noon in Bluebonnet (in UC). 3 9/7 Appeals Read: FYW Ch. 3: Supporting Claims: Appealing to Ethos, Pathos, and Logos; Graff’s, “Hidden Intellectualism” in TSIS pp. 198-205. Due: RR#2: Identify Graff’s argument and analyze how he supports it with ethos, pathos, and logos appeals. 3 9/9 Discourse Community Analysis Read: DCA Assignment in FYW pp. xxiv-xxvii, SFW pp. 13-14 review TSIS