Also in high school there are these anti intellectualism tendencies For example

Also in high school there are these anti

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continue with ex-president George Bush widely known for his “C” grades. Also, in high school, there are these anti-intellectualism tendencies. For example, harmful stereotypes emerge such as “Geek” or “Nerd”. Furthermore, there is a stigma that those who have a concern for their grades are not social with their peers. 2. Penrod’s title tells us that his intended audience value kids who’re in athletes rather than nerd kids who actually work hard to accomplish something. He appeals to these readers by telling about his anti-intellectual feelings that smart kids feels that they are being discriminated and they lose their hopes. They sometimes feel helpless because they don’t get what they deserve. I personally think that Penrod himself is a very successful person. 3. When we talk about nerds, the very first thing pops up into our mind is that the person is a bookworm. I have seen so many people who are nerd, and they just want to be away from social activities like social media, hanging out with friends and playing sports. I actually agree with Penrod’s suggestion where he states that intellectuals are only concerned about their good grades and test scores, and they have nothing to do with social activities. I think that’s true because nerd kids think that social activities will distract them from getting good grades in class. All they want is to be on top of the list of best students. 4. I agree with Penrod’s claim that the success of celebrities are partly responsible for anti-intellectualism. When people see the amount of money celebrities can make without education it may create thoughts in their minds that education isn’t that important. However, I also believe his claim can be refuted. The success of these celebrities is only perpetuated through the media. Therefore, it is the media’s responsibility. Penrod acknowledges the effects it can have on young minds by commenting “ any drive toward intelligence or education becomes laughable in the eyes of media inundated young people” (Penrod 760).
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