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ive failed twice :-(
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It took me five attempts to pass. What's your question?
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I don't think cleverness has anything to do with it. Just think of some of the celebrities who can drive.
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Brightest chap I know (well, at least academically speaking) took either 6 or 8 attempts.

It's just common sense and a lot of practice.
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It's just a matter of staying calm. I don't think intelligence comes into it. My friend (who isn't intelligent, sorry if that sounds horrible!) passed first time.
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I do have a theory that those of us who are more "academically gifted" tend to be used to doing well, and so get a bit flustered if things start to go wrong, which makes more things go wrong. When I passds my test (3rd time, if you're interested), I basically thought I had failed, and just thought "sod it". I was rather surprised when he told me I had passed
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Intelligence doesn't come into it. Some absolute planks at my school passed on first go; I'm an Oxford postgrad and still haven't :p:
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I passed on the third attempt on Friday the 13th 2005
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it's also to do with co-ordination. which i ultimately suck at
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My driving instructor (about 8lessons in, still got clutch control problems) said...

"Look at some of the people who are driving. How many of them are you smarter then?"

He also said that people whoa are good at CDT and the like do well. Cinesthetic learning, technial skills, hands on learning type of things helps and that usually (not wishing to stereotype) doesn't come bundled together high intelligence.

Don't worry. Just know that when you DO get the knack of it, you'll be better then any of them
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i am fairly intelligent (at least i like to think so ) and passed on my 1st attempt after 29 lessons
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I got reasonably good grades and am considered clever (in MENSA etc.) but I failed really badly first time; passed second time though. Some people in my school who are not the brightest of sparks passed first time after failing their theory test one or more times..
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It's about co-ordination, not academic ability.
Just like there are some thickos who are brilliant at sports, but can't write a coherent essay to save their lives. Completely different skills are used.
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(Original post by brightxburns)
It's about co-ordination, not academic ability.
Just like there are some thickos who are brilliant at sports, but can't write a coherent essay to save their lives. Completely different skills are used.
wayne rooney :flute:
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(Original post by naz_loves_footy)
wayne rooney :flute:
Exactly.

And there are maths-loving, calculator-wielding geniuses who can't catch a ball.
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(Original post by brightxburns)
It's about co-ordination, not academic ability.
Just like there are some thickos who are brilliant at sports, but can't write a coherent essay to save their lives. Completely different skills are used.
it can be a bit of luck as well, depends on the traffic conditions on the day/anything unexpected happening.
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I think luck plays a huge part in whether you pass your test, i mean, you cant control what jumps out at you on the road can you?
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(Original post by jenren22)
I think luck plays a huge part in whether you pass your test, i mean, you cant control what jumps out at you on the road can you?
there are some things that are out of your control but others are within your remit and I guess it could work in your favour if something unforeseen happened and you dealt with it well. For example, when I was doing Pass Plus, a car pulled out on me and I managed to brake before my instructor even did. In the context of a test though, when your nerves are shot, it's not always as easy to make the right decisions so yeah, I guess Lady Luck is a big factor. Don't let anything put you off though i.e. superstitions, after all, I passed my test on Friday the 13th.
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It's not really about what happens, it's how you deal with it that will pass or fail your test.
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(Original post by Mrgd291190)
He also said that people whoa are good at CDT and the like do well. Cinesthetic learning, technial skills, hands on learning type of things helps and that usually (not wishing to stereotype) doesn't come bundled together high intelligence.
I'd say this isn't the right forum to be suggesting that being technically able implies you're not intelligent.. I've met plenty of people thick as two short planks who'd struggle to use a hammer. Having good technical skills also implies intelligence, to me at least - at some point in most technical areas you're going to come up against problems, and solving them may require a lot of ingenuity. And if you are going to make a statement like that, at least make sure you spell your post properly! :p:
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