The Importance Of Intelligence In Education

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The Oxford Dictionary defines intelligence as “the ability acquire and apply knowledge and skills.” Many people are born naturally intelligent, able to grasp and understand concepts easily, with little work. In children, it is easy to separate those born with higher intellectual ability from the rest, because they easily excel in learning. This skill is often lost by those born with it, and through a great deal of work others attain it. In order for an individual to have true intelligence into her adult years, she must foster what gifts she is given, and strive to better her self academically. Even as early as elementary school, many who are born with natural talent begin to fall behind intellectually. These students are often not…show more content…
We were responsible for managing our homework and schedules. We were not nagged into studying, and did not rely on their reminders to do our work. This was not a burden for me, but a freedom. They encouraged us to put every effort we could into our work, but if we didn’t we were the ones who would bear the consequences. We were punished for never “encouraged” to do well with money or treats. My mother and father emphasized the personal responsibility and consequences of education, instead of using material items as incentives. Because I felt responsible for my education, I wanted to do the best possible. I knew my efforts in school reflected on me personally, and I wanted to do well. I knew that if I could not get A’s in my classes because of a difficulty understanding or learning material, or for other similar reasons, it was fine, but if I only did not get A’s because I did not put effort into my work, it was my fault, my responsibility, and my regret I had to deal with. This understanding and outlook has helped me to do well in school, and motivated me to be a determined, hardworking…show more content…
I am confident that the intelligence I have fostered will allow me to excel in my college studies, and contribute to my success as I eventually begin my career after college. I also have confidence that my life, in school and after will be used by the Lord to spread His light and gospel to the world. This is my ultimate goal in life, to follow and grow close to Him, and my growing confidence in defending my faith will greatly motivate me in my academic endeavors. Wanting to learn and wanting to grow as a child of God, striving for intelligence and character, are why I am pursuing college, and I believe my past experiences will be instrumental in achieving my future
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