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    If I got a 2.2 in physiotherapy, it is my second degree (so im used to education), I worked hard (didnt go out socialising/partying) and have no mitigating circumstances, does it mean that I lack intellifence?
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    Spelling mistake..I mean *intelligence not ‘intellifence’ lol
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    You're kidding me.
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    (Original post by Theseus__)
    You're kidding me.
    No, I must have a complex people have called me thick for other stuff
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    From what ive gathered in general theres a but if a stigma to getting a 2.2
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    Depends, a few years ago i would have thought it does but that many things can go wrong studying and there is an element of luck ie did they go through exam technique or not
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    (Original post by Lastminute.)
    Depends, a few years ago i would have thought it does but that many things can go wrong studying and there is an element of luck ie did they go through exam technique or not
    I guess do, still disappointing
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    If you really were stupid you wouldn't have even been on a degree course in the first place.
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    How old are you?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    How old are you?
    Old enough to be at uni, plus a bit.
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    How do you revise/prepare for examinations?
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    The fact you completed a degree is proof enough that you're not stupid, it may not be in the highest of grade boundaries but you've done it and you should be proud.
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    (Original post by Jumping Badger)
    If you really were stupid you wouldn't have even been on a degree course in the first place.
    Thanks but I think with hard work most people are capable of completing a degree. Its about effort and knowing what the examiners want/exam technique. As a few of my educators have said you can teach almost anyone to be a physio, its just not everyone can be a good one.
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    Well... there is a correlation. But there could be other reasons. Do you have any learning disabilities perhaps? Or do you suspect you might do?

    High functioning Aspergers for example is characterized with high IQ, yet low EQ, poor time management, social anxiety, inability to plan and strategize, etc.

    For example. I'm not saying this condition applies to you.

    Sometimes things also just don't go as expected. Sometimes shyt just happens and dwelling on it makes it worse. However, if you do believe there might be good reasons why this happened, then it is worth thinking about them, and seeing if something can be done in the future to prevent these kinds of shortfalls. It's possible to have a disability, yet perform as well as others, provided you recognize this is the case and put measures in place to deal with it.

    Nobody's life is perfect. People improve by overcoming their shortfalls all the time.

    There is a separate topic of how people have been abusing the system to get diagnosed, or maybe they got diagnosed and then abuse the system instead of the other way round... so that they can get all sorts of special treatment. Those people have a different problem that no amount of help can change. Instead they just sink lower every time you help them, because they effectively grow dependent on it... instead of gaining independence, which is generally the purpose of disability allowances, provisions, etc.
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    (Original post by crocodile_ears)
    How do you revise/prepare for examinations?
    well I do put the effort in, Ive noticed Im slower than most to get started. Like most people will get on with work and start writing whereas I will faff about thinking about it as I like to fully understand it and get some in depth knowledge on it before I do anything. Im much better at working on something in depth than working broad, like for exams I often have detailed knowledge of a single area but will lack very basic info. I do worse on based questions/exams. I also get distracted easily like if I'm in the library for 6 hours most people will get a few pages done, I'l only be focused for about an hour and half and have completed a paragraph as I'l have been thinking about it for ages. This may be why I struggle with exams actually. Ive been pulled up at work a few times during phonically if the person rings up telling a story I find it very hard to understand unless I go away and think about it. I was called 'very unprofessional once' as I just couldn't deal with the call. Im worried the above will transfer over to work where things need to be completed rapidly. Did that answer your question, I've probably answered my own ha.

    Does anyone here struggle with time and quick thinking?
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    Sorry when I said 'phonically' ^ I meant phone calls lol.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    well I do put the effort in, Ive noticed Im slower than most to get started. Like most people will get on with work and start writing whereas I will faff about thinking about it as I like to fully understand it and get some in depth knowledge on it before I do anything. Im much better at working on something in depth than working broad, like for exams I often have detailed knowledge of a single area but will lack very basic info. I do worse on based questions/exams. I also get distracted easily like if I'm in the library for 6 hours most people will get a few pages done, I'l only be focused for about an hour and half and have completed a paragraph as I'l have been thinking about it for ages. This may be why I struggle with exams actually. Ive been pulled up at work a few times during phonically if the person rings up telling a story I find it very hard to understand unless I go away and think about it. I was called 'very unprofessional once' as I just couldn't deal with the call. Im worried the above will transfer over to work where things need to be completed rapidly. Did that answer your question, I've probably answered my own ha.

    Does anyone here struggle with time and quick thinking?
    Yeah haha I think you kind of have (although I don't think you lack intelligence at all). Clearly you work hard and have a passion for your subject, but you've got to make sure the hard work you're doing is the right kind of work. I'd suggest rethinking how you manage your time. Most people have short attention spans when it comes to writing essays or revising, so it's important to take short breaks every 20 or 30 minutes (no one can work for 6 hours straight). When you take a break from revision you're gonna want to do three things: move, drink water, and take some deep breaths. This will refresh your mind and keep you from getting bored and drained. I'd also suggest planning out your essays before you start, so you don't get stuck on the first paragraph. Bullet point what you need to include in each paragraph and prioritise the information you need before you start.

    The problem you have with phone calls could be an anxiety/perfectionist thing, or you might just have trouble processing information. It might be worth looking into that, especially if it affects a lot of your life.
 
 
 
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