Gerald Graff

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  • Gerald Graff : Hidden Intellectualism

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    The issue being debated in the article “Hidden 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

  • Gerald Graff Hidden Intellectualism

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    Mathematics, Sciences, Histories, and English. Depending on the grade one is in, the schedule may vary; yet, the student’s school life still revolves around what one would call “ book smarts”. In the essay, “ Hidden Intellectualism”, written by Gerald Graff, the author states schools and colleges may be at fault for failing to include subjects that are considered “street smart” in the curriculum. Being unable to unlock this different, yet common type of intelligence in students and failing to provide

  • Hidden Intellectualism By Gerald Graff

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    In Gerald Graff’s essay Hidden Intellectualism he aims his writing towards schools, universities, teachers and the academic community. He responds to the situation of; teachers, schools and colleges overlooking intellectual potential of “street smarts”. His purpose in this essay is to acknowledge the readers that that there are different types of intellectualism and to point out flaws in the academia. The message Graff is trying to convey is that schools and teachers need to approach education in

  • Gerald Graff Hidden Intellectualism Analysis

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    teacher or person of higher authority can overlook a pupil’s potential intellect due to their grades not being the most attractive in a main course subject. Gerald Graff expands to his audience on different areas of the world such as sports intriguing him and bringing out his “book smart” side. In Gerald Graff’s Hidden Intellectualism, Graff argues that all too often students are not given enough variety of topics to demonstrate their potentially brilliant mind. Due to teachers solely focusing on

  • Gerald Graff Education

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    Professors: Working Together for a Better Education Gerald Graff’s desire as an author and a professor at University of Illinois, is “For American students to do better-- all of them, not just twenty percent“ because he believes that education is not only for the elite few (3). His Clueless in Academe How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind strongly emphasizes that the faculty have the tools to succeed, yet does not give these tools to the students. Graff has first hand experience dealing with educational

  • Rose and Graff

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    and Gerald Graff, of Illinois, discuss the problems college students face today in America. Though similar in slight variations, both professors view the problem in different regards and prepare solutions that solve what they feel to be the heart of this academic problem. Mike Rose, author of The Politics of Remediation, explains that “linguistic exclusion” is the barrier that prevents many new college students from excelling in the academics at any given university. Gerald Graff

  • Rhetorical Analysis – Other Voices, Other Rooms

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    In this essay, “Other Voices, Other Rooms”, Professor Gerald Graff offers that education at a university could be exciting and rewarding for students. However, it applies to those who have developed the skills at summarizing, weighing arguments and synthesizing conflicting points. Unfortunately, not all students possess these skills and as they start getting confused they will care more about appeasing the professor in order to obtain good grades. In return, they will give their professors whatever

  • `` Hidden Intellectualism `` By Gerald Graff

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    Gerald Graff argues in his paper “Hidden Intellectualism,” that all students possess intellectual abilities but are often over looked and academically discarded due to them being intellectual in an unapparent way. Graff opens his paper by recounting several stories, including his own, on discovering intellectual ability in youths. The first story tells of a child who began expressing intellectual tendencies when arguing about religious studies, sparking Graff’s’ interest in the idea of hidden intellectualism

  • Hidden Intellectualism, By Gerald Graff

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    history, english, math, or science. On the other hand, a person who is considered “street smart” is one who is dull in school, but has a very bright mentality about life itself and common sense. In Hidden Intellectualism, from They Say I Say, Gerald Graff tells us about how he considered himself “street smart,” but unintentionally became quite an intellectual over time. Using a topic that interests a student is a better way of persuading them to learn, and help them discover they are intelligent

  • Richard Graff 's Hidden Intellectualism

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    Undiscovered Intellectualism: An Amendment to Hidden Intellectualism In Hidden Intellectualism, Gerald Graff seeks to expose what he believes to be a fundamental issue in today’s schools and colleges. He brings attention to “street smarts”, students who are intelligent about so many things in life, yet their potential is overlooked because the things they are knowledgeable about are not things we associate with educated life such as cars, sports and video games. He claims that students are more

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