I believe that intelligence comes in many forms, other than the types inside of the classroom. One simple letter could determine how the rest of my day would play out in highschool. A big, fat, C on a chemistry test would set off anger and sadness within me. My mind does not word scientifically, nor mathematically, and I am sure that many other students feel the same way. Why is it that colleges cannot look at one’s friendship skills, kindness or their ability to “read” people? I believe that a well-rounded person can get cheated in a math class for not being able to solve an equation. Give me a person, pleading for help, and I will be able to solve their equations, as long as it does not involve a calculator or a ruler. I believe that EQ can count just as much as IQ, and the more important qualities in life can easily be overlooked.
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