lol I don't like to say pretty smart but I was one of the top like it depends before the bac I was in the top 10, like between 5,6,7 and in the last 2 years since I did double baccalaureate we were only one class grouping all the nerds of the school so my ranking dropped lmfao
I don't consider myself that smart, but yesterday, for example, I was called a computer and my classmates asked me to do both papers in Physics and I did them in 40 minutes. 😅 I just excel in Programming, Physics, Biology, English and Romanian, but otherwise I'm average.
We I went to a top 10 high-school. I'm pretty smart, but I stopped applying myself after my Algebra teacher failed half of my class and got away with it. Plus family life wasn't that great. I knew the work. I just didn't care.
I had average grade because I was too lazy to make my homework and I always sleep or listen to music in class
Nope, I was as smart as a kid with Down syndrome.
Lol yeah. And now at college I'm failing, I'm a washed up gifted and talented student :/ . Because as arrogant as it sounds I got by in school just by being 'bright'; I didn't need to work that much, just listen in class and parrot back what the teachers said (that's a good memory more than any kind of skill). That's no good in college; you have to actually know how to study and learn independently :(
I always got A's on tests but never did homework. Because of the way grades are assigned, I would get very bad grades. I remember one day in the 7th grade they asked me if I was "Bored" and If I wanted to start taking harder classes. I told them of course I was bored but I don;t like the Homework. If you give me something I actually need to study for then maybe but I felt like only an Idiot couldn't understand what the science class was teaching. I really didn't see the point because so much of what was being taught just seemed obvious to me.
I learned later on in life that I could understand these things because I was excited about everything. I love figuring things out so Science was always a breeze and I loved writing. Believe it or not I loved writing essay's and wanted the class to consist of more of them as well as more grammar so that I could write something respectable instead of reading a book about a retard and his brother or something.
Math and languages were my only problems because I had a bad memory. I didn't like the idea of learning Spanish at the time. It actually made me sick and I despised the school for forcing me to learn it so no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't.
Then It was hard for me to remember the procedures. I did good when I understood what we were actually accomplishing and why the numbers were changing. But teachers only give you instructions to follow without explaining what is actually happening. It simply didn't work. My brain needs to know whats going on.
Very difficult to explain but I'll try: I have a problem where if there is no reason or no logic behind something, I cannot do it. I need to see the beginning middle and end as well as how I got there and why.
I was test-smart so I got through high school and university with a 4.0 GPA. But it was mostly worthless because now I've forgotten over half of what I learned. I was just good at soaking up knowledge and regurgitating it back.
The only thing which I truly retained and excelled it were a few areas like mathematics, where I learned it and retained it and apply it regularly at my work.
I was nerdy AF in elementary school, in high school I trained myself in learning with minimal effort and after that I tried university, I did nothing throughout a whole year, just exploring what it was all about then I dropped out as it wasn't for me. Perhaps I'll study something else in the future.
I wasn't smart so much as I was hard working One guy I knew always got the best grades no matter what. He studied just 20 min for a mid semester exam (in the restroom before our test) and got the highest grade in the class. If you are not smart, just work hard. It's not fair, I know, but it works one way or another.