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Old January 20th, 2013, 07:42 AM
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How book smart are you? Do you/did you get good grades in school? Feel free to expand on the topic if you wish.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 10:08 AM
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I'm pretty book smart. I went to college, studied English and history, got a degree, and I read a lot. I was certainly more book smart while I was still in school though It kind of leaves you unless you keep it up.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 06:16 PM
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School wise. i'm pretty bad. The only thing I'm really good at is History, geography, english and P.E. The rest I'm horrible. My knowledge outside of school is pretty good tho.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 10:21 PM
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I do pretty well in school, but I don't consider myself all that book smart. I tend to study a lot, which is the smart thing to do, but I guess it kinda seems like I'm less smart than those who don't study yet still get straight A's.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 01:07 AM
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I'd say (especially throughout school) I'd consider myself pretty book smart. I basically coasted through school with minimal effort, yet graduated with honors. However, I think there is a difference between being intelligent and being smart. Using myself as an example, I consider myself intelligent to a degree, yet I've done some dumb things and made decisions that didn't make me look smart at all.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 01:29 AM
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Yes, I'm book smart. I easily memorize facts and important figures especially about science. The only thing I have trouble with is calculus and philosophy of man.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 01:42 AM
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I think I pretty book smart. I'm the highest academic scorer out of my college for 2009, 2011 and 2012! I work hard though to maintain my work standard. Someone can be smart, but if they don't put in the dedication and effort success needs, they won't achieve anything. Diligence, Discipline, Determination.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 02:32 AM
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I get decent grades in school, and I'm pretty smart, as an eleven year old.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 04:30 AM
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I did not do that bad in school but do not think I am book smart to be honest.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 08:50 AM
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Intelligence isn't 'book smarts', it's a capacity for learning.
I am thusly intelligent, but not exceptionally so.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 09:04 AM
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I'm book smart, I guess: I have a 1st Class Honors Degree, and (so the preliminary marks tell me, and my experience with my University tells me preliminary marks are final marks) a Postgraduate with Merit, and I always performed well in School/College - I was very competitive - so I guess that makes me intelligent in that regard.

Although I've never really thought of myself as intelligent because of my achievements: I lack life experience, for one, and there are plenty of things I don't have even a basic understanding of. I have a high capacity for learning, but applying that knowledge is something else entirely...
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Old January 21st, 2013, 10:04 PM
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I'm not bragging but I am really damn smart. I pick up most topics like magic, like as if I'm some sort of academic sponge. And I also learn how to do things on the spot real fast too, so it isn't just book smarts. My IQ's pretty high so.

I can't learn how to speak a foreign language worth **** though. I actually was delayed when it came to speaking English though, so it's no surprise.

I spend a lot of my time doing freelance research and thinking about ideas in physics and biology so I'm pretty much what you'd consider a nerd.

I'm really lazy though. So my grades are lower than what they should be. They're still really good though.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 05:11 PM
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I did very well in school. I learn things out of books well, especially when in the classroom. Tests and most assignments were a breeze. I got nearly straight As in high school and got an assortment of As and Bs when I was in college. If I had actually applied myself more I probably could've aced everything.

Took a test last Monday for work, and I was honestly amazed at how well I did on the test after being out of school 4 years.

So I got the book smarts down.

Street smarts? Weeeeeeell in that respect I am stupid. So I wouldn't call myself intelligent. Just good at school. >___>;
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:00 PM
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I don't think I'm smart at all.

Sure, I'm 3.0 in college and my last I.Q. test placed me at more than 120 (one unofficial one gave me 131), but that doesn't mean anything, at least not to me. I feel as though everyone around me is smarter than I am, so I think those tests and my GPA are inaccurate.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:20 PM
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I don't consider myself to be particularly smart in general. I've done relatively well with school, though.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 12:42 PM
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People say I'm pretty smart, but I don't think I am. Sounds a bit pessimistic but that's kinda how I feel. Sure, I get pretty good grades in school, but I have my ways on how to pass the classes. xD
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 02:35 PM
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I think I'm pretty smart, I like school except for when it cuts into my time at home, I'm a little lazy xD However, I used to not get good grades so I'm trying harder now since I know I'm smarter than what I put out at school xD
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 02:44 PM
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I don't ever think about if I'm intelligent or not. I know a lot of things (random stuff) and friends tell me that I'm very smart but I don't have any idea if I'm, say, someone with a very high IQ or even an average one.

As for being book smart I have a 3.1 GPA with only one semester of high school left. I consider anyone with a GPA over 3 to be book smart.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 04:23 PM
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I'm not sure, I would say I was split 50/50 on this. Some things I'm smart at, other things I'm not. I got a majority of C's in my grades, and never got any higher than a C. got 2 D's and 2 E's also.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 12:37 AM
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Old January 24th, 2013, 11:40 AM
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Logically? No.. I'm horrible at maths and sciences.. but with most other things I have gotten good grades with. I graduated university with high honours and with a silver medal, which means I got the highest grades through all 4 years, out of everyone (120 people) in my course. I like to think I also have a lot of common sense and I am smart financially and with making decisions. I'm no genius, though, I work towards these goals and I study.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 02:35 PM
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Yeah, I got really good grades growing up... usually an A+ or A. Sometimes a B, and even rarer, a C.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:45 PM
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I graduated about a month ago from Grand Valley State University with a little over a 3.4 GPA.

Knowledge on its own is only marginally useful. Being able to figure things out on your own, the desire to understand why things work the way they do, being able to use logic to explore any problem, these things are much more valuable than rote memorization.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:50 PM
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I think I'm pretty book smart. I'm good at math and can conjure some sensible things to create essays/other things fairly quickly and well. I just don't like doing it.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:55 PM
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I'm of average intelligence, even though I'm good at math. I don't get the best grades, but they're still enough to let me pass.
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