• Question: Which person do you think is more likely to do better at school? a) Someone who is cheeky and doesn't bother much, but when it comes to actual work they are really smart or b) Someone who is really hardworking and enthusiastic but always gets low scores in tests

    Asked by Ellen.NšŸ¦„šŸ‘©ā€šŸŽØ to Valerie, Steve, Sean, Kath, Carmel, Alex on 13 Nov 2017.
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      Alex Moldovan answered on 13 Nov 2017:

      I think B).
      There is no such thing as Smart(in my opinion).
      Having knowledge will only get you so far. But the person that learns how to learn will always do well.
      You know the old ” Give a man a fish you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish you feed him for life”
      Just because you get low scores doesn’t mean you can’t do something. It just means that you have room to improve. And actually, that is the hardest part. Figuring out what you need to improve on.

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      Kathryn Thomas answered on 13 Nov 2017:

      Both these people should be able to do well in life, as long as person A realises that they aren’t good at everything (trust me, no-one is good at everything) and person B finds a field that appreciates their enthusiasm and they keep working hard to do their best.
      Person B is probably more employable as a good work ethic is key to getting the really good jobs.

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      Valerie Bentivegna answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      Hm, probably person B.
      Being smart in school has its limits. I know a few people like person A, and they did really well in secondary school but when they got to uni, they really struggled because they didn’t know how to study. You really can’t be supersmart at everything. The people of type B usually did better.
      Also, tests scores aren’t everything.

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      Carmel Howe answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      I agree with the others. Also the time you’re at school is such a short period of your life relatively. So if you dont do amazingly at school but have a good work ethic you’ll do fine šŸ™‚