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I Think Grades Do Not Decide How Intelligent You Are

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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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    You can't be the best at everything.

    And being smart is more than just being good at reading, math, science, etc. You can be good at an instrument or a sport and that is DEFINITELY intelligence.
    TheKisekiCat TheKisekiCat 13-15, F Jun 8

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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 16-17, F 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 3 Responses Apr 9

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    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Apr 27

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    KILLsonia KILLsonia 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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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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    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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    My 'friends' always rub their high grades in my

    faces and brag about how smart they are. They even have the courage to post them on Twitter to make others feel bad. Holy eff'... There are no signs of humbleness in their soul! They would ask me what my scores are, but I always say 'i have a good score' or 'my grade is a letter...
    celeryandcarrots celeryandcarrots 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 18

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    Even the brightest can struggle with a few

    things before they are perfect.
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 30

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    Briana98 Briana98 16-17, F 3 Responses May 3

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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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    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, 2014

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    I am a smart girl and I love learning,

    but my grades suffered after my depression became unbearable. After two semesters of failed grades I was promptly suspended with the notion that I'm a horribly sorry excuse of a mess, that I'm not good enough for college and not smart enough to make it in the big kid world. But...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 29

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    lilbabsindahouse lilbabsindahouse 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    True m, I got a c and 3 d's.

    . A d is a pass so I passed all my exams, a pass is a pass, and a pass is a qualification, I'm not an idiot, I know common sense but Im **** at maths, school is stupid in the sense that they don't teach you how to pay bills and taxes. All that stuff, yet we get taught how to do...
    BENJAMlN BENJAMlN 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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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 1 Response Apr 9

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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!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 9

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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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    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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    there is a huge difference between book-smart

    people and life-smart people. and in some cases very intelligent people may end up getting bad grades due to social factirs
    Faten99 Faten99 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I get good grades in school

    but I hate when kids in class dont do work and they are like "you have a better grade because your smart" actually no I have a better grade because I apply myself grades dont measure intelligence they measure how much you can do.
    julibird julibird 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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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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    rearviewmirror2014 rearviewmirror2014 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    If Grades decided everything,

    we wouldnt had Bill Gates, and many other Entreprneurs around the world. Intelligence is by knowlegde and no set of questions can judge ypur knowledge, you may not know answer to those questions, but you may know what others cant even think of :)
    ShantanuD ShantanuD 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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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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    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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 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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    hashtagbitch hashtagbitch 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    nonorawi nonorawi 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2014

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    Can't believe there are companies on the

    Internet that actually write your essays for you and that they are legal! Wow ! Has anyone used these?
    uncontrollabledesire88 uncontrollabledesire88 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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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'm a smart girl, I get good grades,

    Still I'll push a pull-door (-.-')
    Zarahaider18 Zarahaider18 18-21, F 16 Responses Jun 30

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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 16-17, 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, T Apr 11

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    A close friend of mine always says how he's

    stupid because of his grades. But he is still one of the brightest people I know. He's smart; not by school standards, but in how he understands people.
    ViviAbbing ViviAbbing 18-21, T 2 Responses Jul 8

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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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