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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by aranza, Sep 30, 2014.

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  1. aranza

    aranza 2+ Year Member

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    There is always that one person who gets a 97/98 in each course. Do you think these people are just naturally intelligent or they study for an insane amount of hours? I'm trying to get the highest mark in some of my courses because you can get scholarships and stuff. But I can never seem to even touch the 90's let alone get almost perfect. What do you guys think? What does it take to get that 98?
     
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  3. Aerus

    Aerus Elemental Alchemist 5+ Year Member

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    It can be any combination of intelligence, background knowledge, test-taking ability, studying ability, and hard work.
     
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    A comprehensive knowledge of the topic at hand. It isn't enough to be smart, you must be intelligent. You cannot simply cram as many facts as possible into yourself, you must formulate a mesh of knowledge, somewhat like a spiderweb. Ability to see the connections and webs others do not is what separates the best from the rest.
     
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    aranza 2+ Year Member

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    But say for a multiple choice test...isn't majority or all of it just facts? How can someone possibly know every little detail and get a 100%. I'm studying for my histology test right now and I'm getting overwhelmed from just learning about the bone and muscle tissue.
     
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    Some people are just better at certain things. I'm a pro at memorizing things. Find a learning method that works for you.
     
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    Shotgun Histology is your new best friend. In direct response to your question, it highly depends on the nature of the questions. Some may be simply just facts, others may require more critical thinking. Your professor's distinct testing style is what this depends on.
     
  8. Aerus

    Aerus Elemental Alchemist 5+ Year Member

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    Also, in my experience, it isn't usually the same people in every class who get the highest score. I've gotten a few top scores on exams as have my friends and we certainly do not consistently do that on every test in every class. To be able to do that requires a special kind of dedication to academics that I personally do not have the patience for, as there are better things that I can do with my time.
     
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    It's like how Olympic athletes usually have genetic traits that are made for their sport. I think it's a mixture of intelligence and hard work. Lots of hard work.
     

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