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Bring Up Intelligence—How IQ tests do not measure how smart we really are

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It is so common to compare ourselves with others, and it is even more common to assume that other people are smarter than us. In those cases, we forget to consider that many types of intelligence exist, not only one. However, it is easy to think of ourselves as stupid if we fail our mathematics courses or any courses for that matter. Then, there are those intelligence quotient (IQ) tests that can make us feel even dumber. However, these tests only pretend to be reliable tools to score our overall intelligence. They are all only reliable at determining our likelihood to succeed in an academic setting. Nowadays, another theory suggests that there may be up to ten distinct intelligence, which can only imply that we may all be intelligent but on different levels. Now, the only thing left to do is learning about the diverse types of intelligence and identifying which one fits best with our wits. The only question that remains now is: how intelligent are you, or more importantly what intelligence are you.

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Bring Up Grad School—What Is the Reality Behind Higher Education

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For people who want to pursue studies after completing high school, university studies may look very attractive. So, undergraduate studies may lead to graduate studies. However, undergraduate studies are not the same as graduate studies. The latter is not only more complicated, but it is also very different. First of all, contrary to your undergrad, your studies become supervised, and you need to push the boundary of knowledge which can be strenuous. Thus having a supervisor that understands you and can be there to support your work is essential. The wrong supervisor can make your life as a student unbearable, and the inverse can be true of an adequate supervisor. So, we all need to make sure that our supervisors are good listeners, excellent mentors and great motivators. Choosing well can ensure that your next three or four years can be enjoyable and a great learning experience.

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