Compare And Contrast Graff And Street Smarts

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A person who has the ability to think critically, experienced conflicts, educated is known as an intellectual person. Author Malcolm Gladwell agrees with all of Gerald Graff’s asserts. In the article, “Hidden Intellectualism” and “Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted” authors Graff and Gladwell both insists that knowledge does not only belong to those people who are educated, but also it belong to the people who gets scholarly from media or from the environment, known as “street smarts”. Gladwell and Graff, both supports education, critical thinking, and wisdom delineates intellectualism. Gladwell and Graff, both agrees that education defines intellectualism. Both authors believe there are two types of educated people: street…show more content…
Both authors believe that thinking critically before doing the work will make people successful. Graff states, “…… how to make an argument, weigh different kinds of evidence, move between particulars and generalizations, summarize the views of others, and enter a conversation about ideas” (383). Author tries to proclaim that to be a critical thinker, we should be able to get all the information and need to analyze it very carefully. We should be able to figure out what is right and what is wrong. Doing nothing will not make us critical thinkers, but thinking deeply and figuring out options will make us critical thinkers. In addition to, Gldwell also supports Graff that in order to be a critical thinker, we must be able to find the best promising way to solve the perilous situations. Graff mentions, “But if you think there are still lunch counters out there that need integrating it ought to give you pause” (327). The author tried to suggest that we have to think about every aspect and should try to figure out the best possible solution to a problem. From the text, Gladwell gives an example of four college students who started protesting because they were not allowed to sit at the lunch counter. This can be used as an example of critical thinking, because the four students denied to leave, and decided to start a protest and later on many peoples supported them. If they couldn’t think critically, they wouldn’t have come with the plan or perhaps, they could have just left the lunch counter. Both authors Gladwell and Graff believe we have to analyze things carefully to be a critical

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