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I Think Grades Do Not Decide How Intelligent You Are

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    College Exam!

    I'm totally agree with the name of the group, either way i'm the kind of person who will always try to get a 10. Tomorrow i will present an exam to one of the most important college where i live, Guadalajara. Its the Universidas Panamericana. I'm really anxious about it...
    whatislike whatislike 18-21 Apr 10, 2013

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    Well I'm a B's and C's Stuedent

    and sometimes 1 F. People sit and talk about things that I don't find interesting or I don't like doing, therefore in not good at it, so why should I make myself good at something I don't like. It makes no sense to me. I'm smart through religion, story writing, creativity, and...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 17

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Jul 17

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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.
    bi14yearold bi14yearold 13-15, M 4 Responses Nov 30

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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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    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

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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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    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 24 Responses Nov 12

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    Examinations

    Exams are there for a reason. It is  a yardstick to measure how we perform at a given time. It is not an overall or general degree of our levels of intelligence but, in the right direction. Some are not very good at putting their points across in spoken word or even written word...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    I don't think they do .

    Common sense seems more accurate
    XodolsWasHere XodolsWasHere 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    Yeah, I've always got good grades.

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

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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

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    kingzach360 kingzach360 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 10

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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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    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

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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

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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'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

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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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    Ranran123 Ranran123 18-21, F Nov 12

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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 2 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    I am 5"9 and i don't know if it's short or tall, how tall are you ?
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    I'm 5'8" all legs and a short torso :)
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    I'm 5'9". Or 175cm, for all the metric users like myself. :) So I'm quite a bit taller than most women and girls.
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    I suppose I am not tall at all.
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    5'1 but my boyfriend is 5'8
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    Im 162 cm and feel like a giant for some odd reason :')
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    I am 5ft and 5 inches tall
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    5'6 but I really don't care about my height
    Ditzle Ditzle 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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    5'7 but I want to be 6'0+ really badly. I'm pretty short.
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    Mexican in the house! I'm 5'6'' :p
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    5'3.5...wish I was 5'6 or 5'7
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    I'm 5' 11" tall for a lady... 180cm
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    I'm petite, I'm 4'9 31/46 (4.790) (146cm)
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    I'm small. I'm 4' 10 " and I haven't grown since two years ago. I'm 14 by the way.
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    short im only 156cm and 43kg
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    im 6' tall and 29 yrs old....
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    I'm 5'9 1/2", just got checked at the doctor lol
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    I'm freaking 6'0 lol I guess I'm the tallest girl here
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    I'm freaking 6'0 lol I guess I'm the tallest girl here
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