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I Think Grades Do Not Decide How Intelligent You Are

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    It really doesnt! Its just a letter

    or a number or a word! Doesnt show all your effort nor what you deserve! With exams it all depends how you are on the day you got your exam! It also depends on the level of determination, motivation and how well you thoroughly understand that subject! As well as the questions...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2014

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    rearviewmirror2014 rearviewmirror2014 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Nah. Measure memorization,

    attention span, sometimes quality of understanding and maybe even determination/drive. But not creativity, social intelligence, emotional intelligence, resilience, ability to take care of your body, work ethic.
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    I Don'T Think They Do

    Charles Darwin "was considered by all his masters and his father, a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard of intellect." Yet his studies are known and studied throughout the world. Isaac Newton never did well in school yet he is regarded as one of the most...
    criminalmindsfanatic criminalmindsfanatic 13-15, F Apr 10, 2013

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    You Are Only As Smart As You Think You Are

    In many instances, knowledge and education is mistakenly understood alike. Many naive minds have thus remained unaware although well-schooled and educated. Such specimens can be very easy to teach, but such specimens are horridly bad learners on their own. In school, we don't...
    PosterGirl PosterGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2012

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    Ranran123 Ranran123 18-21, F Nov 12, 2014

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    In a way. It depends,

    if you're failing all your classes and like your in a lower level class. It kind of shows you don't try or don't get it. And if you're not trying that shows you're not very smart. Because sadly, school is a bit important so if you aren't trying you're not being very smart.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    The honors kids in my school are

    such self-righteous and arrogant losers. They literally think they're better than everyone else because they have the highest grades when I myself know I'm more intelligent than the majority of my school since everyone acts like a total moron and commit stupid acts. Such...
    MegaManZero97 MegaManZero97 16-17, M 8 Responses Apr 11

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    personally, I hardly ever fail a test

    but that doesn't mean I am "intelligent " (now I'm definitely not dumb in regards my basic day to day activities). The secret to earning good grades lies in my zeal to always succeed at the first try so I can stay away from it forever! I take a mental picture of my...
    sexijai sexijai 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    IF YOU ARE REALLY SMART.

    ANSWER THIS EASY QUIZ http://unlimitedshortjokes.weebly.com/
    Kyle178 Kyle178 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Your grade can drop to an F

    because either you don't test well or just don't do your homework. My math teacher was disappointed because I got a C, because I didn't do my homework, and she called me the smartest kid in her class on the last day.
    biboy2000 biboy2000 70+, M 5 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    Grades Can Be Misleading...

    Straight As, mediocre grades or even bad grades... ...not always indicative of one's intelligence. I've seen students with excellent grades who are as intelligent as a box of rocks (that's mean, I'm sorry). I've seen students who struggle to pass a spelling test who could be my...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 9, 2013

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    I haven't done homework sins 5th grade,

    I haven't failed but my grades are low so people believe I'm stupid. But hey who cares what other people think........*sighs* I do.
    MustYouTry MustYouTry 13-15, M 7 Responses Apr 8

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    Yeah, I've always got good grades.

    But never felt intelligent.
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    This is technically true.

    IQ is a measure of how fast you process information. Thus, it might take someone 2 years to learn the syllabus for an exam where it might take another man 4 years. However, at the end of 2 years, the higher IQ guy will be considered intelligent because he got good grads...
    JohnVBlackburn JohnVBlackburn 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    It's easy to read something,

    memorize it, then take a test and pass it. And then a month later, you've completely forgotten what you've "learned."
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I have cousin who has failed in every class

    assessment, every exam, just failed school in general. He also smokes a **** load of weed every single day. And yet, when he went to psychologist and took a IQ test, let's just say the result was seriously surprising. It was very high for someone who had not passed 3 years of...
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F Apr 9

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    The statement should be,

    "I think grades do not *define* how intelligent you are." The word of the day is "irony." Go learn it.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 20 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    some its just not your day

    and unfortunately u have a exam on that day what do u expect it doesn't mean he or she is not intelligent every one experiences a bad day
    waris1 waris1 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2014

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    "Because grades depends on your teachers

    or instructors... not from your own capacity.." **** those instructors giving me a low grades and i never deserves it!
    Dcount94 Dcount94 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    disgusting how your future depends on grades

    and grades don't define who you really are
    anniethe27th anniethe27th 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I don't think they do .

    Common sense seems more accurate
    XodolsWasHere XodolsWasHere 16-17, M Nov 12, 2014

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    it's just dumb that your whole future depends

    on some numbers on a paper. Every one just starts to judge on those numbers, it just sucks
    MrWelsz MrWelsz 18-21, M Apr 9

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    I don't have the best grades in school,

    but I still strongly feel like I'm smarter than most of the kids in my grade. I'm 15 but feel 25.
    PriscilaG PriscilaG 13-15, F Apr 11

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    Sometimes I get jealous of my siblings' better

    grades. They make fun of me for that. But I know I am smarter than them, in my own way of course. For starters, I have a very good memory.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I Believe Intelligence Is Difficult To Measure.

    I believe intelligent people usually get good grades, but let's be honest. Often times, classes are usually easy enough that anyone can get a good grade. I believe that good grades are rather a reflection of dedication and responsibility.
    0ppa 0ppa 36-40, M Oct 5, 2012

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    Grades Decided Through Determination

    Here's the thing. I've been called "smart" all throughout my school years. Even in college, people will glare at me or shake their heads when the class gets test scores back. When they find out I got a high grade they say "It's because you're smart". No. I'm sorry, but I MUST...
    MichiDesu MichiDesu 18-21 3 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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    nonorawi nonorawi 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    Yep, There are a lot of really smart people

    who barely made it threw high school or maybe didn't make. And there are some who had strait A's and/or have a mashers degree , or even a doctorate, but is as dumb as bug of rocks
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T Jul 19, 2014

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    Grades don't account

    for the amount of effort people put in. People can be really smart, but they don't always put in all of their effort. And I've seen some people who try to get bad grades just to "fit in". Sometimes people can get good grades because of memory. Sometimes people get bad grades...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am failing all of my classes

    yet on the testing I score off the charts
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I get good grades but everyone tells me I'm

    dumb. I admit I say a few dumb things throughout the day but it's mostly small stuff. Like did x brake up with x? Is x this weekend? Idk why people think I'm dumb. I consider myself to be pretty smart.
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M Nov 11, 2014

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    Because I'm the smartest at math

    but my grades are poor.
    khadij khadij 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    kingzach360 kingzach360 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    I think that tests at school don't show the

    teachers who are the smart kids and the "stupid" kids. Most test are just remembering how to do that. It's stupid, a lot of the kids the teachers think are "dumb" are actually really smart. Just cause they don't do good on a test.
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M Jul 19, 2014

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    I Know They Don't

    My performance in school was remarkably average. I got a lot of C's and B's. It drove my teachers crazy 'cause they'd listen to me talk or read the stuff I wrote in my free time; it was incredibly clear that I had the brains to be better than a C student.  But I never was.I...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Aug 25, 2012

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    Knowing lots of information doesn't make you

    smart, a person who is smart knows how to use that information. Einstein words... more or less
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M Dec 20, 2014

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    I'm taking child development

    and I can tell you that everybody has different levels of intelligences. Look up Howard GARDNER and his multiple intelligences.
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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    grades are not true..

    ..they won't affect your future....all you have to do is just try your best to get the good result...but If not...nothing goes wrong also....the future is just in your own palm....think of it and plan for it... to make your future more interesting...
    christinelim819 christinelim819 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I hate how society rates people by numbers!

    I was talking with my friend about my GPA this year and it's at a D+ and she keeps telling me "You need to get that up" "You won't get anywhere in life if that's how bad you do in school" and I end up crying and thinking "Great, another person to rate me with numbers"
    ICanDoMyOwnThing ICanDoMyOwnThing 13-15, F Apr 11

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