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I am a fairly intelligent individual, but I do admit that I can lack on Common Sense sometimes.

Is this a real bad thing for a typical 18 year old ?

I really want to improve on it, as I will intend on going university next year .

BTW, is it true that every individual have a limit to succeed? I.e. one individual can get A*, whilst another can get an A or if not a B, with hard work
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Increase your general knowledge, you'll find your common sense will also increase.
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(Original post by NutterFrutter)
Increase your general knowledge, you'll find your common sense will also increase.
I don't see how this follows?
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(Original post by exam2k10)
Hi,

I am a fairly intelligent individual, but I do admit that I can lack on Common Sense sometimes.

Is this a real bad thing for a typical 18 year old ?

I really want to improve on it, as I will intend on going university next year .

BTW, is it true that every individual have a limit to succeed? I.e. one individual can get A*, whilst another can get an A or if not a B, with hard work
Last bit: I think it's true (or certainly is the case for some people) - no matter how hard some people work, e.g. do all the practise questions and past papers available, and still only get a B.

However, there are some people who only have to do a couple of past papers and can get full UMS...
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Yah, I'm intelligent but lack common sense too (highfive!) =)
experience will improve it, but I've also accepted that I lack it... you'll be surprised by the number of people who are similar!
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(Original post by NutterFrutter)
Increase your general knowledge, you'll find your common sense will also increase.
What?

Do General Studies? :hmmm:
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"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." -Albert Einstein

Most people who you would describe as having good common sense either just have a good general knowledge or are good real life problem solvers.
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ITT: people with no common sense asking people with no common sense for advice on how to gain common sense
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Common sense comes with time. I lack common sense and say probably the most ridiculous things when easy situations come up.

I think the most important thing is to observe the situation and think about what you're about to say. You might come across a situation more than once, so might learn from your mistakes as well.
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(Original post by exam2k10)
Hi,

I am a fairly intelligent individual, but I do admit that I can lack on Common Sense sometimes.

Is this a real bad thing for a typical 18 year old ?

I really want to improve on it, as I will intend on going university next year .

BTW, is it true that every individual have a limit to succeed? I.e. one individual can get A*, whilst another can get an A or if not a B, with hard work
People assume common sense is something you would have if you just thought about what you're doing, because it seems obvious. But it's virtually impossible to think about everything you do. The people who think it seems obvious just have better life experience.
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(Original post by thegodofgod)
What?

Do General Studies? :hmmm:
General studies is NOT general knowledge. I find that people with poor common sense also have poor general knowledge.
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I really do appreciate all your contributions to this thread.

I see that some people are talking about General Knowledge.

How do I increase that then?
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(Original post by NutterFrutter)
General studies is NOT general knowledge. I find that people with poor common sense also have poor general knowledge.
Sorry to go way off topic but what IS GS?
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(Original post by exam2k10)
I really do appreciate all your contributions to this thread.

I see that some people are talking about General Knowledge.

How do I increase that then?
Reading is a pretty good start. Read books, watch documentaries, magazines like New Scientist or the Economist or just a decent broadsheet newspaper, you will learn things about areas you wouldn't normally encounter.

As for the problem solving, how practical are you? You ever assembled anything or taken something apart and fixed it?
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BTW, Can people answer some of my other questions on these threads...
  1. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1817087
  2. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1816624
  3. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1817062
  4. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1816841
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(Original post by I Persia I)
Sorry to go way off topic but what IS GS?
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...tudies_A_Level
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This is where the awesome liberal arts education comes in...
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Thanks, had a lot of misconceptions about it.
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Step 1: ask about increasing common sense on TSR.
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Common sense can be increased by experience. If you made a silly error performing an activity. Your mind capitalises and stores it in your brain and prevents you from making that mistake again thereby increasing your common sense

Source-10th grade student who loves economics
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