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    (Original post by Tom Jickleson)
    I see that happen quite often. Below average intelligence people tend to overestimate their abilities, whereas intelligent people often sell themselves short. I bet most people with downs syndrome probably think they're smart too.
    Yeh except I have a first class degree from Oxford.
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    It is hard accepting but i've learnt to only focus on myself and improve myself, comparing does my heading
    which way are you heading?
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    (Original post by toonervoustotalk)
    Yes
    Almost everyone in my biology and maths class :cry:
    In chemistry i am considered one of the smartest
    Chem, the smartest? Help me, brudda.
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    (Original post by Awesome Genius)
    Yeh except I have a first class degree from Oxford.
    that doesn't show intelligence on its own. 2 people with a 1st. one doesn't need to do any work.

    the other needs to read his notes after lecture, spend hours and hours preparing for exams and assignments.

    both get a 1st. doesn't show who is the cleverer one on the face of it.
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    considering that most people are smarter than me...yeah.
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    (Original post by rat poison)
    Chem, the smartest? Help me, brudda.
    What you need help on?
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    (Original post by toonervoustotalk)
    What you need help on?
    Everything. I had to take it twice. Not currently taking, I'm at Uni but I always had an issue with counting atoms and stuff. I think it's mainly because I didn't pay attention.
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    Everyday :laugh:
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    (Original post by pbw)
    that doesn't show intelligence on its own. 2 people with a 1st. one doesn't need to do any work.

    the other needs to read his notes after lecture, spend hours and hours preparing for exams and assignments.

    both get a 1st. doesn't show who is the cleverer one on the face of it.


    Isn't tru bro - lots of people, even if they read books constantly, couldn't get a first at oxford. It's not all about fact regurgitation.
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    Nah I'm smarter than everyone else in everything
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    (Original post by Imperion)
    Everyday :laugh:
    every time I meet someone
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    (Original post by rat poison)
    Everything. I had to take it twice. Not currently taking, I'm at Uni but I always had an issue with counting atoms and stuff. I think it's mainly because I didn't pay attention.
    Ok fair enough.
    I want to do chemistry at uni
    Number of moles multiplied by avogadro's constant
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    (Original post by Awesome Genius)
    Isn't tru bro - lots of people, even if they read books constantly, couldn't get a first at oxford. It's not all about fact regurgitation.
    someone of equal intelligence to you, but doesn't put any work in and gets a 2.2. are you cleverer than him? simply because he is lazier than you and prefers sleeping in?
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    I think that happens to me more than once a day :lol:

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    (Original post by pbw)
    every time I meet someone
    :laugh: Not really. You've met someone less intelligent than you.
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    (Original post by pbw)
    someone of equal intelligence to you, but doesn't put any work in and gets a 2.2. are you cleverer than him? simply because he is lazier than you and prefers sleeping in?
    It's wrong to think that someone does badly just because they don't put work in lol

    It might be true at GCSE level but when you're talking about Oxbridge, it's different.

    It's generally true that if you put more work in then you do better but it's not that straight forward.

    Some of the people I knew worked very hard, did way more rote learning and revision than me and got a 2:1 whereas I got a first.
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    (Original post by Tom Jickleson)
    which way are you heading?
    this is a very a bad attempt, try again lol
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    It is worth pointing out that people are incredibly poor at assessing their own ability. Mediocre people tend to overinflate their abilities and downplay the abilities of others, while generally smart people tend to underestimate their own abilities.

    Some of the answers in the thread are great examples of that.

    Here's a great paper on it: http://www.troutinmilk.com/wp-conten...ware-of-It.pdf
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    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    I think that happens to me more than once a day :lol:

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    I bet you don't meet people more beautiful than you everyday :lovehug:
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    (Original post by Awesome Genius)
    It's wrong to think that someone does badly just because they don't put work in lol

    It might be true at GCSE level but when you're talking about Oxbridge, it's different.

    It's generally true that if you put more work in then you do better but it's not that straight forward.

    Some of the people I knew worked very hard, did way more rote learning and revision than me and got a 2:1 whereas I got a first.
    sou slept in and only attended half your classes and submitted only half your work in on time, you'd still get a first?
 
 
 
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