According to Gerald Graff, the problem in education is not that students are increasingly anti-intellectual, as is often lamented, but that they simply cannot fathom. NOVEMBER Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind by Gerald Graff. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, Clueless in Academe: An Interview with Gerald Graff. John Warner. Virginia Tech University. A common scene: In class, I ask for a student to summarize the.
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Indeed, Graff’s writing artfully demonstrates the very practices that he prescribes, modeling the style of discourse that can bridge the divide between teachers and students. To see what your friends thought of this book, please vlueless up. Ooh, also the chapter about application essays is golden.
Oct 02, Scott Lee rated it it was amazing. How to develop a logical and applicable argument in the academic world?
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According to Gerald Graff, the problem in education is not that students are increasingly anti-intellectual, as is often lamented, but that they simply cannot fathom how to bridge the chasm between their personal worlds and the academic world. Michael Clounie rated it really liked it Feb 01, Jul 23, Donna Academee rated it it was amazing. I’ve felt that way since “meeting” Gerald Graff in graduate school. And it did all of this while recognizing that intelligent readers may disagree, and that there is room for that disagreement.
Last chapter acadeem helpful for those not involved in writing. He offers some scademe examples and practical advice from his own teaching. Investigates writing to make intellectual arguments more understandable.
Roe Clark Clueless in Academe: Our schools and colleges often make the intellectual life seem more impenetrable, narrowly specialized, and inaccessible than it is or needs to be, argues this eminent scholar and educator, whose provocative book offers a acdeme of practical suggestions for making the culture of ideas and arguments more readily understandable.
Jun 01, Jennifer rated it it was amazing.
He believes that his role as a teacher and author of this booktherefore, is to “demystify the club” of academics and intellectuals, break up its exclusivity and help students enter. Graff will aid all the old school teachers and professors with their hangups over first person writing, etc. How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind.
Young people naturally debate the merits of all sorts of things, from sports to popular culture. A key idea is that good academic writing always puts ideas in their academic context, which is the thoughts of other writers on the subject. This book made me rethink some of my expectations of students at the early college level and how I go about helping them progress. I don’t think there’s one glib sentence in the whole book.
Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. I especially enjoyed the book for its clear writing, sustained arguments, and self-consciousness. Aug 30, Scott Smith rated it liked it.
It was like a whole semester in one book. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Jan 17, Danielle marked it as to-read.
Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind
Intro makes sense and touches on a subject that needs exposure. A book for those interested in “the life of the mind”, Graff makes solid and lasting arguments for the importance of a culture of informed arguments, liberal arts education, and the clufless of “silos” in Education. Why are the aczdeme “successful” students from grade school up to college often those who do not ask questions, break rules, or take risks?
He suggests that once students are provided with the rules of the academic game and some fundamental techniques of argument, they are capable of developing their skills and comfort in participating in the [End Page ] intellectual life of the mind.
Because, as Graff suggests, academic life and “real” life in fact are closely parallel and require many of the same skills of reasoning and discourse in order to succeed: I academ all undergraduates could read this. More still, I walked away from this book with a number of concrete strategies that I hope to employ in future courses. Available to borrow from Laren Hammonds. Dec 13, Coueless rated it really liked it. Acaxeme Graff, a professor English and education at the University of Illinois-Chicago, takes universities to task for the gulf between students and teachers.
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Clueless in Academe : How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind
This is a book that I would recommend to any present students training to be educators and also to any practiced educators that still seek to innovate and grow in their pedagogical methods.
However, much of what he writes as he diagnoses the dilemmas of university life comes off as shrill. What should students learn?
Sep 19, Sarah rated it really liked it. I’ve integrated some of it into my own teaching and found it helpful.
I loved the ideas in this book, but it remained too dense and, it could be said, inaccessible for most audiences. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.