Intelligence Is smart at certain things Intellectual Just because he s smart at one thing doesn t mean he s smart at another.

Example of Army high score Smart people aren t smart at easy things Society decides who is intelligent Test doesn t judge whether you re smart or not Intelligence is not only about academic subjects Academic tests Mention intelligence of people Education Dumb vs. smart He was smart but only at certain things Deaf and dumb joke Auto repairman was smart to be able to repair the car Because you re so goddamn educated, I know you couldn t be very smart. Book smart ASIMOV S THESIS: Just because you re educated doesn t mean you know everything. My intelligence, then, is not absolute but is a function of the society I live in. YOUR THESIS: Educated=confident on reading or writing test A person that knows about a particular subject Smart=better problem-solver

The difference between being educated and being smart Being educated is being taught academically, whereas smart means being a good learner.

A book-smart person learns in school. A street-smart person learns on his or her own.

Prison vs. Harvard Malcolm X vs. Martin Luther King

A book-smart person learns in school. A street-smart person is self-taught. They both communicate, but it s important to be both book smart and street smart in order to communicate with different communities. I. A book-smart person communicates using the language they ve learned in books and reading. a. Harvard b. Martin Luther King examples from Bible. Doctorate fancy language. c. Professor doesn t know the word smut. A street-smart person communicates using language they ve learned on the street. a. Prison b. T.I. went to prison, communicates well using street language c. Drake Everybody talks and everybody listens, but somehow the truth always comes up missing. d. The mechanic proves that Asimov wasn t smart by telling him a joke that he didn t understand You need to be able to speak both to communicate with both communities. a. Malcolm X: Learn their language in order to have a conversation with them. Selfeducated, learned to speak book language. b. Mechanic s joke that Asimov didn t understand. c. Example of American Gangster---learning how to communicate with educated people. d. Frederick Douglass

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Intelligence is an essay by Isaac Asimov. He explains that his intelligence is not absolute but is a function of the society he lives in. In other words, just because you re educated doesn t mean you know everything. He was very smart: for instance, Asimov scored 160 on an Army test compared to the norm of 100. However, he wasn t smart compared to the intelligence of his mechanic in terms of knowing how to fix cars. The mechanic is street-smart, whereas Asimov is book smart. A book-smart person learns in school. A street-smart person is self-taught. They both communicate, but it s important to be both book smart and street smart in order to communicate with different communities. A book-smart person communicates using the language they ve learned in books and reading. They talk how they were taught: the proper way. They use correct language, professional language. They have an advanced vocabulary that other book-smart people can understand. For instance, Isaac Asimov got a very high score on an Army test because he understood the language of the questions [the test creators.] Students who apply to Harvard need a certain score and GPA to attend Harvard, or other high-level college; they have to understand the language of the test to get into Harvard. They have to have the knowledge to answer the questions. Another example of a book-smart person who communicate with the language he learned was Martin Luther King. He went to college at a young age

and he had a doctorate; because he was educated, he was able to catch the eyes of the educated public, using language and examples from the Bible.

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