Hidden Intellectualism Gerald Graff Summary

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The piece "Hidden Intellectualism" by Gerald Graff makes a point about society's perception of intellect. Students should be aware of this because society often gives them the impression that "street smarts" and academe cannot coexist. However, Graff explains, through his childhood and adult experiences, that the two can and should coexist in a balance to create a well-rounded, educated individual. From this piece we should consider changing our perspective on intellect. This is important because our current ideas of the meaning of intellectualism poorly reflect a students' ability when it is only measured in a traditional classroom. An interesting thought Graff expressed is that he was "not anti-intellectual, so much as intellectual

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