Gerald Graff's 'Hidden Intellectualism'

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Summary of Gerald Graff’s “Hidden Intellectualism” Most students in the educational system have a intellect towards a specific subject that they may not even be aware of. For example. a student may have complete understanding and knowledge on the latest sports issues. The student may know everything in the world about sports and still not succeed in school due to being uninterested in every subject that the educational system has dawned upon them. In the essay “Hidden Intellectualism,” Gerald Graff argues that educators should try to bring out the true potential in students who have “street smarts” instead of teaching them how to be “book smart”. Graff uses his own experience with “hidden intellectualism” to inform the reader that there