Gerald Graff wrote a book called Clueless in Academe

Gerald Graff wrote a book called Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind. In the book is a text called Hidden Intellectualism. Hidden Intellectualism Graff talks about how educators may be doing their job wrong, and that many educators are focused on academic intelligence and ignoring those who are street smart. In his text, Graff said “street smarts can be used for more efficient learning and cab valuable tool to train students to get hooked on reading and writing.” The purpose of the text is let his audience who are mostly college students, knows more about cars, t.v., fashion, sports and other things rather than academic work is not a bad thing to the learning process. “What a waste, we think, that one who is so intelligent about so many things seems unable to apply that intelligence to academic work. What doesn’t occur to us, though is that schools and colleges might be at fault for missing the opportunity to tap into such street smarts and channel them into good academic work” (Graff 244). He argues that people are intelligent in many ways and they just to need to learn to put intellectualism in a way they enjoy into school and their classes. Although Graff believes academic intelligence can be important, but students have interest as well. This information can help students have a new way to expand their interest and write with better quality in the future