Music has always been a part of my life. In definition, it is “vocal or instrumental sounds combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.” Ever since I was a young child, I have loved music. The strong, steady beats, the entrancing melodies, and the lyrics that vary between heartwarming and heart-wrenching have always had an unexplainable effect on my life. Music seems to have the ability to change certain aspects of my world. Even with my moods, whether it is sad or mad, music will help me get through it.
As Graff continues his essay he says that he was on the side of being more anti-intellectual and he found that through sports he was more interested in sports then he was in school. He would use this love for sports to build up his hidden intellectualism with sports. I think that Graff is right about what he is talking about with how we as a society think if you want to be smart them you need to do well in school and get all A’s or then you are not that smart. In all reality there are many times that kids go through school and don’t do well not because they are not smart,but because people don’t
However, we realize that people who come across as being intellectual weren’t always labeled as that. The main argument is that perceived throughout the reading is that the schools itself is failing students. They see a student who may not have the greatest test scores or the best grades, and degrade them from the idea of being intellectual. Graff states, “We associate the educated life, the life of the mind, too narrowly and exclusively with subjects and texts that we consider inherently weighty and academic” (Graff 244). Schools need to channel the minds of street smart students and turn their work into something academic.
I hope one day I can hit big and famous. He has shown me how to approach the world of being an musician just by doing it. Johnny Cash is my role model because I look up to him and try to record songs, and perform like him .He always had something good to say, even when he was mad at the world. He has always been my favorite singer and always will be. I do not know how I would play guitar without his music.
Meanwhile, Miss. Godinez played the harp in an intensive mood that made her performance stunning. She also played three instruments: the violin, pedal harp, lever harp –which I have never had hear before. I really like this type of music because it personally connects me with my heritage and also it is a music that I think everyone enjoys because of its uniqueness. The instruments are very old fashion and I think that is one of the reasons why many people like these types of performances.
For a few years, on alternating Sundays, I visited the Heritage of Dover, and sang and interacted with the elderly there. It was always a fun experience because the residents would be so happy to see us and I enjoyed watching them clap, or even dance along to our music. On holidays, their faces lit up when we brought them candy, or chocolate, and presents. Not only did I
Intellect is a power that leads us to express our smartness. In the essay “Hidden Intelligence” by Gerald Graff he argues that the intellectual world is “much like the world of team sports, with rival interpretations … rival theories… and elaborate team competitions”. He attests from his own experience that intellect does not only exist in the scholarly form of thinking which is known as academic smart, knowledge can also take the form of street smart. He also demonstrates that there are some students are not academically good at school but they are very smart (by explaining a situation about a 14 years boy who does not show intellectual side because of fear of bullying but practices hidden intellectualism). It seems that the students who
While it may be true that even if a student is reading Sports Illustrated, they will still become more literate and reflective than if they hadn’t read at all, it is also true that the student is then less likely to read the same desired material outside of class because they are already being forced to read it inside of class. Moreover, if class time is spent reading something such as Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success, the student will be more inclined to read Sports Illustrated outside of class; thus, increasing their reading time altogether. On the report of Engaging Schools: Fostering High School Students’ Motivation to Learn, “studies have shown that students who read outside of school become better readers (Anderson, Wilson, and Fielding, 1988; Fielding, 1994; Guthrie, Schafer, Wang, and Afflerbach, 1995)” (64). Therefore, by engaging in materials which the students may not be interested in during the school day, they will be more likely to read other subject matters outside of school and consequently increase their reading
Dance is so much more than how many times you can twirl or high you can jump. Dance allows us to tell our stories in the most basic and truthful way. I agree with Graff’s, “Hidden Intellectualism” because Graff argues that school related subjects are less known knowledgeable than subjects that are in interest. He uses the term street smarts over power book smarts because students who have a more understanding on a topic they have interest in than academic subjects intend to do good. The less the students know about a subject they are not interested in bore them which attempts them to do poorly.
Charlie liked the operation at first but then it started going downhill, he he couldn’t spell as easy, he didn’t recognize things like he did and forgot some things that smart Charlie wouldn’t. “I did a dumb thing today I forgot I wasnt in Miss Kinnians class at the adult center any more like I use to be.” (Keyes, 85) the Charlie before the operation would of never forgot about something important like class, he wanted to get smart so he could pass the raw shok test so he tried. While the operation was still working, Charlie was probably one of the smartest people, he realized people were actually making fun of him before when he thought they were just being a friend! After the operation started to wear off, Charlie started forgetting things, and then he started spelling wrong, all these conflicts just add up to Charlie getting the