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Are exams a good judge of intelligence?
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 Do you think that exams as a concept in the form that we see today (i.e. academically based where you have to learn facts and techniques), do their job in reflecting their taker's intelligence?  I…Continue

Tags: judge, Intelligence, Exams

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Doe Aug 24, 2011.

The Philosphical Question In 'Looking For Alaska'
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In Looking For Alaska, Pudge the Colonel, Alaska and the rest of their Religious Studies Class all have to right an essay. What I found really interesting was that they were allowed to choose the…Continue

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John Doe replied to Clayton Gillespie's discussion Are exams a good judge of intelligence?
"Wouldn't intelligence advise you not to question the system itself, and rather use the best available tools for your own success ? More seriously, you just have to watch the brightest people this planet has ever given birth to, and 9.9 times…"
Aug 24, 2011
Jarred Hudson replied to Clayton Gillespie's discussion Are exams a good judge of intelligence?
"i do not believe that teachers should take the full blame for a student that doesnt give a shit and fails all his tests."
Aug 11, 2011
Sam Harris replied to Clayton Gillespie's discussion Are exams a good judge of intelligence?
"I would argue it does an ok job but not a fantastic one. For instance i am considered "intelligant" by my teachers and consistantly get A/Bs on classwork and mock questions. However the second i get into an exam i start feeling major…"
Aug 6, 2011
Cactus replied to Clayton Gillespie's discussion Are exams a good judge of intelligence?
"After reading through all of this discussion, I find it interesting that overall, people agree that exams/tests are not a good measure of intelligence/smarts/cleverness/whatever you want to call it. We may all differ in our definitions of what…"
Aug 4, 2011
Jarred Hudson replied to Clayton Gillespie's discussion Are exams a good judge of intelligence?
"It depends on the subject and where it is at really.  Inside the physics department, most of my tests require me to solve new problems that i have never seen.  Some even require me to extrapolate a new idea from stuff we are supposed to…"
Aug 3, 2011
Clayton Gillespie replied to DD Potter's discussion What Harry Potter character would you date? (:
"Definitely Hermione! How did it take so long for someone to say Hermione?"
Jul 12, 2011
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Jul 12, 2011
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Jun 23, 2011
Clayton Gillespie replied to Sarah's discussion The 'Create a story' Game
"Not according to the usual definition of strange. He was more, unique."
Jun 17, 2011
Clayton Gillespie replied to Alecsa's discussion Is happiness a choice?
"Yeah that's right you can't have happiness without sadness. "
Jun 17, 2011
Clayton Gillespie replied to Alecsa's discussion Is happiness a choice?
"Firstly, I think you are an intelligent person who is definitely made of awesome. Secondly, I'd say that happiness is comparative.  For example: a warm shower would mean little to me right now, but after the 50km walk I'm doing in a…"
Jun 17, 2011
Clayton Gillespie replied to Sarah's discussion Favorite Assigned Book
"Gatsby definitely. I'm playing with reading it for the third time since John announced it as our summer read."
Jun 16, 2011
Clayton Gillespie replied to Delia Morris's discussion What emotions are you feeling as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 approaches????
"Good idea. I would say it won't be an instant classic, but it will be remembered as one of the better ones of the Harry Potter films- that's my prediciton."
Jun 15, 2011
Clayton Gillespie replied to Kathleen Konno's discussion Forum expectations/suggestions?
"Hello everyone, I think I have an awesome idea...   My idea aims to better facilitate interpersonal relations between awesome Nerdfighters.  It's loosely based on chat roulette with a view to improving 1-on-1 contact.…"
Jun 15, 2011
Clayton Gillespie replied to Jessalyn's discussion If you could marry any fictional character from any book or movie who would it be?
"Megan fox is schizophrenic. Sorry guys, but I would not marry her.   If you don't believe me: http://articles.nydailynews.com/2009-09-07/gossip/17931830_1_megan-fox-schizophrenia-mental"
Jun 10, 2011
Clayton Gillespie replied to Clayton Gillespie's discussion Are exams a good judge of intelligence?
"See EDIT"
May 28, 2011

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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
Jedi
About Me:
I'm 15, and I live in Kent in England. I like Sports, video games, tv shows, all kinds of pi(e) and I get excited by particle physics... not really... ok maybe a tiny bit.

I'm quite outgoing, smart and a good bloke, I'm a liberal Christian, but very open to all ideas and enjoy philosophical discussions. Apparently I'm also 'keen', which basically means I try to do my best the whole time, guilty of being a bit of a perfectionist sometimes.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
My favourite Sport is cricket; my favourite American sport is Basketball. My favourite book is -what an impossible question- either Looking for Alaska or The Angel's Game (G G Marquez).

My favourite music is Alternative Rock something like The Fray, Paramore, Linkin Park, Coldplay or B.O.B, but the most important thing is the lyrics (secretly a budding poet/ song lyric writer).

My favourite film is Coach Carter. Harry Potter (books are marginally better in my opinion), and Transformers along with the most recent James Bonds.
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
Cowboy Hat- is that weird?
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
The coolest person ever, Usain Bolt.
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
October
Make up your own DFTBA initialism!
(I) Do Find These Brothers Awesome

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