#1 Posted by AcePace (11 posts) - - Show Bio

Do you think that getting Good Grades in School really means that You're smart?

It seems that every time someone gets an A in a test, people immediately come to the conclusion that He/She is smart.

#2 Posted by CrimsonCake (2677 posts) - - Show Bio

Getting Good Grades takes more Responsibility than it does Intelligence.

Anybody with an average or below average Intellect could easily get good grades by putting Some effort into it (Not saying it's easy).

#3 Posted by Wolfrazer (6891 posts) - - Show Bio
@CrimsonCake said:

Getting Good Grades takes more Responsibility than it does Intelligence.

Anybody with an average or below average Intellect could easily get good grades by putting Some effort into it (Not saying it's easy).

^ This pretty much, just takes effort. Unless of course someone is really terrible at a subject and no amount of studying or help would really help. Math....evil!
#4 Posted by umbrafeline (5300 posts) - - Show Bio

some people who never study for tests and whatever can and sometimes do get really good grades. some call it luck. some call it a fluke. others say its skill. but with all the good grades on a certain subject doesnt mean youll excell at other subjects

#5 Posted by joshmightbe (24906 posts) - - Show Bio

It does take some level of intelligence but mostly its just effort or a talent for cheating.

#6 Posted by AssertingValor (5393 posts) - - Show Bio

In school i forgot everything after taking the test :P

#7 Edited by Strider92 (16602 posts) - - Show Bio

Getting good grades doesn't measure intelligence as its basically all memory and very little problem solving. What it does do however is prove that you can apply yourself and motivate yourself to try and learn something, which is very important. So while they don't directly measure intelligence they are still very important as they prove you are responsible enough to prepare for the test and that you can apply yourself. Hence the reason most good teachers look at how motivated a person is and not how much they already know (which coincidentally is the same with employment).

#8 Posted by TheSwordsman (1954 posts) - - Show Bio

Getting good grades easily with minimal effort or study time is indicative of above average intellect.

#9 Posted by Wolfrazer (6891 posts) - - Show Bio
@LordMaverick said:

In school i forgot everything after taking the test :P

I forgot everything before taking the test in math lol, not that I could remember any of it the next day or hours...am actually surprised I passed math.
#10 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

Certain subjects, history, some sciences, require the memorization of facts and information, and the occassional conclusion. Math, physics, chemistry, require a specific set of rules and formulas and the application of such.

#11 Posted by Billy Batson (58068 posts) - - Show Bio

A good memory will do the job.
BB

#12 Edited by TheAcidSkull (18032 posts) - - Show Bio

@Wolfrazer said:

@CrimsonCake said:

Getting Good Grades takes more Responsibility than it does Intelligence.

Anybody with an average or below average Intellect could easily get good grades by putting Some effort into it (Not saying it's easy).

^ This pretty much, just takes effort. Unless of course someone is really terrible at a subject and no amount of studying or help would really help. Math....evil!

math is the most evil thing in the world, i put thanos and darkseid to shame

MATH - MENTAL ABUSE TO HUMANS

#13 Posted by TDK_1997 (14899 posts) - - Show Bio

Some intelligence and good memory.

#14 Posted by AssertingValor (5393 posts) - - Show Bio

@Wolfrazer: yes math is a different story

#15 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

@Wolfrazer said:

@LordMaverick said:

In school i forgot everything after taking the test :P

I forgot everything before taking the test in math lol, not that I could remember any of it the next day or hours...am actually surprised I passed math.

Yeah. Unit tests and midterms were hell. Especially in Math, which I barely get. I still somehow manage to hold my A, though.

#16 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20318 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

A good memory will do the job.
BB

This.

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#17 Posted by John Valentine (16310 posts) - - Show Bio

B is for BLEMISH.

#18 Posted by YoungJustice (6863 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope. I do online school. And during the parts where they show you the long boring vid about the topic, I go do something else. When I do the quiz, I guess, and I haven't failed any quizzes yet.

#19 Posted by Jezer (3129 posts) - - Show Bio

Combination of this

@CrimsonCake said:

Getting Good Grades takes more Responsibility than it does Intelligence.

Anybody with an average or below average Intellect could easily get good grades by putting Some effort into it (Not saying it's easy).

and

@KnightRise said:

Certain subjects, history, some sciences, require the memorization of facts and information, and the occassional conclusion. Math, physics, chemistry, require a specific set of rules and formulas and the application of such.

In addition, I'd like to add that classes like English require you to be able to explain and articulate your thoughts fluently and logically, while analyzing subtle evidence. So, that takes more creativity and higher cognition than simply memorizing and regurgitating information.

#20 Posted by zackattack529 (1404 posts) - - Show Bio

@CrimsonCake said:

Getting Good Grades takes more Responsibility than it does Intelligence.

Anybody with an average or below average Intellect could easily get good grades by putting Some effort into it (Not saying it's easy).

This. ^^^

Here is a great example to back that up

People whit a C average grades CAN become Doctors and lawyers...nuff' said.

#21 Posted by cameron83 (7420 posts) - - Show Bio

@CrimsonCake said:

Getting Good Grades takes more Responsibility than it does Intelligence.

Anybody with an average or below average Intellect could easily get good grades by putting Some effort into it (Not saying it's easy).

Agreed...also there are other factors like extra credit;how much extra credit is given

#22 Posted by Shamelesslysupportinaznballers (553 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course it does....why does one need to even ask.

#23 Posted by nick_hero22 (6890 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope

Anyone can regurgitate something, the intelligence is the ability to think critically using independent thought and reason.

#24 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

@CrimsonCake said:

Getting Good Grades takes more Responsibility than it does Intelligence.

Anybody with an average or below average Intellect could easily get good grades by putting Some effort into it (Not saying it's easy).

I agree

#25 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997 said:

Some intelligence and good memory.

^

#26 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

Tests are ridiculous.

That said, to succeed at them is as everyone else is saying -- lots of memorisation and some aptitude for reasoning.

#27 Posted by Matchstick (565 posts) - - Show Bio

It doesn't take intelligence to get good grades, it's how you gain intelligence.

#28 Posted by dccomicsrule2011 (25147 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

A good memory will do the job.
BB

This^^

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#29 Posted by Dracade102 (8167 posts) - - Show Bio

@nick_hero22 said:

Nope

Anyone can regurgitate something, the intelligence is the ability to think critically using independent thought and reason.

^ Best answer so far.

#30 Posted by HBKTimHBK (5242 posts) - - Show Bio

I think if you get good grades you'll end up being intelligent.

#31 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2388 posts) - - Show Bio

Always got average to above average, although the only reason I ever did well in math was because I was in the special education program for it. It may not indicate intelligence, but it does a damn good job at making a student feel like a r***** piece of garbage. At least for me that it.

#32 Posted by Pwok21 (2425 posts) - - Show Bio

Good Grades require attention and understanding how the marking scheme works.

There are so many shortcuts in tests now it's unbelievable.

#33 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1801 posts) - - Show Bio

I really don't want to sound boastful when I say this, because that's not at all how I mean it, but I've always been considered well above average intelligence. School was always very easy to me, and as a result, I got bored and put less effort into it. Despite having full understanding of the material, I had a pretty unimpressive GPA because homework was so nauseatingly non-stimulating that I rarely finished it. I've gotten better about it in the second half of High School, and Advanced Placement classes help. This year is the first time I've ever had to study in order to ace a test.

At the same time, I have a lot of friends who consistently had straight A's and aren't really that smart, because they have good memorization skills and can easily regurgitate all the information they absorb. So while there are exceptions, such as math (usually), getting good grades doesn't rely so much on intelligence as it does a good memory and a decent work ethic.

#34 Posted by 7am_Waking_Up_In_The_Morning (3578 posts) - - Show Bio

Just making the grade is easy. The actual studying is the hard part. 
 

Studying = Student + Dying = Studying

#35 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4741 posts) - - Show Bio

Hardly. I got perfect grades and it took me two years to figure out the defrost option on the microwave.

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#36 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19285 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think that it is a prerequisite, but I know that when I had to write a paper on something I knew I had to spell right, use proper grammar and English. I know I had to provide sources from books that I had to read and draw sources from. Sooooo.....

#37 Posted by umbrafeline (5300 posts) - - Show Bio

open-book tests are a major pita

#38 Posted by jinxuandi (595 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on your definition of intelligence. Getting good grades doesn't 100% correlate with a high IQ score (which, by the way, is really a measure of cognitive functioning and logic and ignores other forms of intelligence). However, high grades ARE without question an indicator of a good work ethic, which honestly is more important to employers and universities than high standardized test scores. This is why good schools almost never accept people with poor GPAs (unless your parents are billionaires...).

#39 Posted by logy5000 (5829 posts) - - Show Bio

Anybody with the right capability that studies and takes it seriously will make good grades. It's the kids that effortlessly make A+'s without even paying attention and never taking notes that are smart.

#40 Posted by Nefarious (20626 posts) - - Show Bio

It takes hard work and dedication.

#41 Posted by PowerHerc (84331 posts) - - Show Bio

No, but it helps a lot.

#42 Edited by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on if it's written, or if it's multiple choice. Written reveals a lot more understanding, while multiple choice could very well be a memorized cheat sheet.

However, as someone who does actually make good grades, I'm not about to take credit away from myself, so I'd say ABSOLUTELY, and not so much

#43 Posted by jobiwankenobi (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

Only when you have to really understand something and especially when you have to apply it. Physics is a very good example of this (that class was literally the hardest class that I have ever taken, but I learned a lot).

Other things like history are simple memorization and regurgitation, which may not be really easy, but it's only a sign of a good memory.

#44 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (17819 posts) - - Show Bio

@CrimsonCake said:

Getting Good Grades takes more Responsibility than it does Intelligence.

Anybody with an average or below average Intellect could easily get good grades by putting Some effort into it (Not saying it's easy).

This.

#45 Posted by Active_Adaptation (254 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

#46 Posted by KZR (487 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope. Just copy off the smart person next to you. That's what a lot of people did to me. (If you haven't worked it out, I am a smart person).

#47 Posted by YoungJustice (6863 posts) - - Show Bio

@YoungJustice said:

Nope. I do online school. And during the parts where they show you the long boring vid about the topic, I go do something else. When I do the quiz, I guess, and I haven't failed any quizzes yet.
#48 Posted by redbird3rdboywonder (4103 posts) - - Show Bio

Pff.. All you need is geass. Tha's what did it for me