Sometimes we understand that we aren’t as smart as everyone else is. Some people have the knowledge of Albert Einstein while the others have the knowledge of a five-year-old. In the story, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon is given the opportunity to become smarter. This experience is great for him and this is why - he’s a 37-year old man who can’t really spell, use correct grammar, and punctuate very well.
Many people think that just because someone is academically smart they’ll automatically achieve success. Just because someone has a high IQ doesn't mean they're guaranteed success. Authors such as Malcolm Gladwell in the Outliers gives many examples of why academic intelligence may not be enough. Social class, IQ, practical intelligence, and luck are key factors of achieving success.
It was the last inning in our all-star game, and we were losing 10 to 8. Our team had 2 outs and we couldn’t get the third. Our pitcher was doing bad, throwing all balls, while all of us in the field were tired, ready to fall asleep at any moment. There goes another walk. They score again.
Smart. A word that is defined as being very good at learning or thinking about things. The word smart has been used for a very long time, over this gracious period it has been questioned if the nature of this word is really as good as it seems. The idea that ¨100 percent is overrated¨ is a very accurate one. James Hamblin explains three impacts on students learning: vulnerability, limitation, and growth impacts.
According to Carol S. Dweck, the author of Mindset book which showing the way mindsets turn people into failure or success, she has shown that there are two different mindsets in this human society that is fixed mindset and growth mindset. In her theory, she showed that your abilities were fixed when you were born and it doesn’t change (Dweck, p6, 2007). In the other hand, you can flourish your initial abilities to get smarter through attempt to learn continuously. (Dweck, p7, 2007) In this book, the author Dweck state
But really everyone can improve and get smarter, you're just not naturally great at something. Only “skills and achievements come through commitments and effort” (179). You can get better at something if you try and put your heart to it, I believe that if I discuss my answers and reasons why to other students in my class , I will have a more conand hear other opinions that this will help improve and have a better mindset. Also I can study more at home or I would stay after school, it would help me learn the material. “Failure after failure can be a painful experience.
People believe students who go to college have intelligence more than students who’s in the work field after high school. UCLA Professor Mike Rose explain intelligence should not be measure by the level of school students completed and students can be successful in the work field or without finish school. In fact, Rose used his mother as an example of students might have intelligence without finish school. For instance, his mother drop off school in middle school who is a waitress at the coffee shop she has intelligence to memorize all the customer. According to Rose “he observe and studied the working habits of blue-collar job workers and have come to
Boosting your brain 's function helps in many ways. Not only would you be able to concentrate and focus on the task, it also helps you to protect your brain from degenerative diseases. One way to improve your cognitive function is to try nootropics. Nootropics are cognitive enhancers which helps improve the brain functionality in terms of memory, learning and creativity. There are synthetic and natural supplements available in the market today or you can make your own.
“Set,” Bang! The gun goes off and I quickly shoot ahead of the rest of the field. My strides long and quick as I sprint for the track. I can’t hear anyone behind me, I must be a good 10 meters in front of everyone else. I run around the track and continue to sprint across the field back to the crowd of parents, friends, and girls soccer players who were forced to attend this last cross country meet of the season.
Everyone has traveled a different road to get to where they are today. Some roads may have felt longer and more rough, but they were worth the ride. My road to literacy started out on what I would call a dirt road that had a steep incline. What I could not see at that time was that once I got to the top, I had a smooth ride ahead of me. If I would look back at how far I have travelled I would say it was worth it all the struggles along the way, but what is important is the sponsors I had that pushed me along the way.
By learning from that experience I am not so pushy on being right. Being smart is good but it can be a bit mean to other people and a bit arrogant. The characters Uncle Basil from ‘’You Can’t Take It With You’’ and Ian Malcolm from the The Lost World are both smart because they both do things unexpected and they like to prove their points. In the short story ‘’You Can’t Take It With You’’ Uncle Basil is smart because he was able to prove his family wrong.
My education that I have received from the Wausau School District has set me apart as a student because of the great opportunities that are presented to the students and the faculty in the educational system. A large variety of classes are offered in different core areas throughout the schools which gives the ordinary student the chance to experience other areas and interests. I used this to my advantage, when deciding what type of field that I was going into after college. I took a Young Adult Medicine (YAM) class sophomore year to see if I was interested in the medical field and where in this area I was drawn to work in after high school. The Wausau School District has also prepared me for my future college studies and career by challenging
All people are subject to forces that are out of their control. These forces shape and influence their lives in ways that are big and ways that are subtle. These two forces are our nature, “The inborn, innate character of an organism,” (Rathus 56) and nurture, “The sum total of the environmental factors that affect an organism from conception onward,” (Rathus 56). In my own life, the forces of nature and nurture have both played a huge part, although nurture has played the bigger part.