Street Smarts Versus Book Smarts Essay

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  • Essay on Street Smarts versus Book Smarts

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    is, in order to get and keep a good paying job, you need both “street smarts” and “book smarts.” The combination of practical knowledge and explicit knowledge is the key to a successful career. Both types of knowledge have distinct advantages. They have both used their experiences in life to achieve their goals. For example, if a street smart

  • Educational Criticism : Hidden Intellectualism By Gerald Graff

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    educated. Furthermore, Graff shares a passion for sports but is seen as a non academic activity compared to book smart people. Growing up, the only “book smart” people were into academic studies while “street smart” people were athletes. The learning environment needs to understand that “street smart” students will be more engaged in writing an essay about sports, cars, fashion and other topics versus writing about Plato and Shakespeare. The author claims,”The only reading I cared to do or could do was

  • Hidden Intellectualism Gerald Graff Analysis

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    seen as a non academic activity compared to book smart people. Growing up, book smart people were those considered to enjoy academic studies while street smarts were considered athletes. Street smart students will be more engaged in writing an essay about sports, cars, fashion and other topics versus writing about Plato and Shakespeare. In Graffs own experience, he was torn between being smart or street smart because he feared that if he was too smart then the hoods wouldn’t accept him. Being tough

  • Hidden Intellectualism. According To The Oxford English

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    Dictionary, the term “street-smarts” is defined as “The experience and knowledge necessary to deal with the potential difficulties or dangers of life in an urban environment”. This term is often seen more negatively in the context of college acceptance and level of general intelligence. The idea of street smarts and book smarts is argued in terms of good and bad or good and bad judgment. Success has been determined in society as a well balance of both street smarts and book smarts. Intelligence, like

  • Gerald Graff : Hidden Intellectualism

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    Intellectualism” by Gerald Graff is street smarts versus book smarts. Gerald Graff is an English professor at the University of Illinois and has written many books. The author claims that people are better off if they are more street smart than book smart. The authors is very persuasive using real life examples. I although disagree with this claim. I think that you need an equal mix of both street and book smarts. The author starts by saying that everyone knows someone who is street smart but doesn't do well in

  • The Cartoon Show Total Drama Island

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    most of the intelligent players. Now, let’s imagine that all fit players all teamed up and outsmarted the smart player by forming an alliance to pick them off one by one. Suddenly, the fit characters would control the game, therefore changing their fate in the game. In Gerald Graff’s essay “Hidden Intellectualism,” I’ve interpreted that he believes if given the opportunity that street smarts individuals

  • Hidden Intellectualism Summary & Analysis - Gerald Graff

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    In Hidden Intellectualism by Gerald Graff, he begins with the argument of “street-smarts” versus “school-smarts”. Graff explains that school-smarts can be hidden within street smarts and can be learnt through not just talking with friends, but also from the media and our surroundings, hence the “hidden” intellectualism. He goes onto explain that “schools and colleges overlook the intellectual potential of street-smarts” (198) because these types of intellectualism are actually considered anti-intellectualism

  • Hidden Intellectualism : Beyond The Books

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    Sophia M. Huss Professor John S. Benson English 102-05 16 September 2016 “Hidden Intellectualism”: Beyond the Books We have all been in the position where we have had the option between writing a dissertation on some academic subject, the Industrial Revolution for example, or the generally more favored option of watching football or reading about who Taylor Swift is dating now. Many would argue that while they would rather spend their time scrolling through social media and keeping up with the latest

  • Analysis Of The Article ' Hidden Intellectualism ' By Gerald Graff Essay

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    Abby Langdon English Comp 1 In the time surrounding the 1950s, intellectualism was hostilely viewed by most, and was a subject towards which division and ambivalence were pointed. Book-smarts and intellectualism were contrasts to regular life. The article “Hidden Intellectualism” is written by a man named Gerald Graff, an English and Education professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago. In his article, Graff argues with a compelling case, that not only is intellectualism found in the

  • Book Review of 'Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street'

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    Book review: Ho, Karen. (2009). Liquidated: An ethnography of Wall Street. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. In the wake of the recent financial crisis, many commentators attempted to analyze the roots of the conflict from a political or economic perspective. Anthropologist Karen Ho, a veteran of Wall Street as well as an academic, attempted to understand the reason that Wall Street behaves the way it does in her 2009 anthropological study of American finance entitled Liquidated: An ethnography