Why a high IQ doesn’t mean you’re smart.

I wonder… does an intellectual test really define your intellectual deficiencies? How does an IQ test really define how smart or how not smart you are? What exactly is an IQ test? An IQ test stands for Intelligence Quotient. It indicates the person’s mental abilities relative to others approximately the same age. They measure your abilities, how much information you can hold in your mind, memory capacity, and your abstract reasoning. Even though it does all these things, is it really accurate?

An IQ test can measure your intellectual deficiencies, but it cannot measure your intelligence in everyday life. An IQ test cannot measure your rational thinking skills, which you use in everyday life. David Perkins once said, “A high IQ is like height in a basketball player.” Which means there’s more to being a good basketball player than being tall, just like there’s more to be smart than a high IQ.

There is one problem with IQ tests. They can deliberate our intellectual skills, but they cannot deliberate our skills to handle everyday situations. “They tend to have more knowledge with which to make better decisions,” says Christoper Ferguson. They mostly measure your academic intelligence, rather than your intelligence in everyday situations.

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-In what other ways can you determine being smart besides being intelligent?

- How were IQ tests designed and created?

Student Expectations
How Will I Meet This Expectation?
How Did I Meet This Expectation?
Demonstrate ability to evaluate sources of biology information on the internet
I will gather as much information as I can from credible sources.
I got information from the credible sources, read the articles, and hyper linked key words on my page. I recognized the sites I used for this particular blog report were credible sources and good for this blog report because they gave a good amount of information that was related to my topic. The sites also had pictures, links, and up to date information.
Demonstrate an ability to read and understand current biology news
I will make sure I understand the research and information the biology news is talking about.
I read the articles the sites I chose to use for this blog report and interpreted what I read. To show you I understood what I read I put the interpreted the information and put it into my own words.
Demonstrate proper use of online resources
I will make sure I use credible sites that stay on topic of the current biology news.
The credible sources I hyper linked were on the topics explaining why a high IQ does not necessarily mean you are smart. My blog report stayed on the topic in explaining why having a high IQ does not necessarily mean you're not smart.
Publish work that is available for peer-review
I will make sure i use proper language, no bad or chat language, and make sure I make enough information to support the topic being discussed.
I stayed on the topic of my blog report and used proper, appropriate language for other people to give peer- review to my blog and allow to make comments.
Discuss published work with a practicing biologist in that particular field
I will e-mail or get in touch with a scientist who is well educated in the subject being discussed.
I e-mailed David Perkins, who quoted "Having a high IQ is like height in a basketball player." He never got back to me though. I e-mailed him asking him a question I had that was related to the topic being discussed in my blog.
Provide constructive peer-review to classmates
I will do some back round information and if I provide any sites I will make sure they are credible. I will also be critical and stay on the topic.
I approved credible sources that other classmates listed. I commented on Erin's blog page. I used proper, appropriate language. I also gave her peer review to improve her blog, while staying on the topic.
Discuss in-class assignments
I will reflect back to the discussion I had on the site so I will be well informed on the subject.
Vasiliki and Erin commented on my page, I took their advice they game to criticize my page to improve my page. If any one else comments on my page I will make sure I will stay on topic and use appropriate language and stay on the topic, making it more interesting.
Apply creativity to work
I will not plagiarize anyone else's work. I will look at credible sites and then interpret the information and put it into my own words. I will display new things to attract more people to read my blog. I will draw a picture .
I read the information from the sites, interpreted it, and then put into my own words. I did not plagiarize anyones work and I drew a picture on paint to apply creativity to my blog.
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Vasiliki--- I like how you used hyperlinks and the chart that kept a record of how you met your expectations.
Suggestions: When using hyperlinks I suggest that you shouldn't post the long adress and just have a word with the hyperlink in it.

Erin- Your topic is very interesting, the only things that I think you could improve on is posting the picture directly on the page. Your chart should be filled out by the end of the project so Ms. Baker can grade everything. Also, hyperlink your sources to the text instead of posting the URL. The last thing I have to suggest is adding one or two more questions on the bottom.