(Original post by LordJenkins)
Hi guys, I have always been facinated by those students who just seem to fly through everything and become doctors etc...
I have never had the courage to ask these students how they do it, like are they just born to excel through maths, science and the rest with no problems, or have they an amazing technique that they wont share with rest of us! :P
But here, I hope to find the answer. When I think of intelligence, i think of these 'super students' as mostly having a big memory, i mean, to be a Doctor, you dont reallt need super intelligence to get your degree, just a big memory and the motivation right? It isnt like the intelligence that we see in the Newtons, and the Steve Jobs's. You are not going off and developing your own knowledge, or like trying to come up the next generation of space shuttles. To be a Doctor, you have the answers in front of you, that being a book or a lecture. You just simply consume someone elses knowledge.
This has always led me to believe that these 'super students' have developed highly effective learning strategies that require ones creativity. Where do these learning stratagies coem from? Well for those students who were wizz kids, maybe the love of books took them straight to that one book that they called their 'learning bible'. Maybe their parents passed on their highly sucessful learning techniques.
I want you to help me, tell me how it is that you find maths, science and the rest so much easier than the majority of us. We all cant be doctors, or businessman. The question is why? Are well all capable? Is it just a lack of technique?
Are those of us who struggle, neglecting our imagination? Instead relying on that evil rote memory when we should be using pictures to remember numbers and other creative techniques for maths to find the joy of numbers, to see the patterns etc...
If there is one thing about school i really resent, it is the total abandoment of nurturing ones imagination.
I want your honest, detailed opinions guys! Do any of you have a system you use? Exercise regime, diet?