Summary Gerald Graff Hidden Intellectualism

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Audry Baldwin Professor Ryan-Johnson Engl 1113-393 22 January 2017 Summary of Hidden Intellectualism In Gerald Graff’s essay “Hidden Intellectualism” he implies that “street smarts” is an underappreciated trait that many people view as “anti-intellectual. He believes that street smarts can pave the way to becoming book smart and that schools may be at fault for these students not doing well by “overlooking the opportunity to channel it into good academic work” (1). Many street-smart individuals have a certain interest, whether it be sports, cars, fashion and so on, and are able to engage with others about the particular subject. Little do they know they are “practicing being an intellectual” (4). In these discussions about subject matter that
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