Is anyone else freaking out!!!! - page 2

Sorry I just have to let some of this out. I am so stressed out right now. I have foundations final Thursday, A health Assessment Exam Friday, which I have about a 69 avg in the class. Foundations I... Read More

  1. by   Mkue
    Clint, how are things going now?
  2. by   epg_pei
    My experience is that some memorize better than others, and for some reason consider that to be intelligence. I've never considered someone with a great memory to be especially intelligent. I liken it to a comparison between the Encyclopadia Britannica and a B- nurse. Which one is actually more useful?

    Memorizing is not knowledge, it's storage.
  3. by   Vsummer1
    Originally posted by epg_pei
    My experience is that some memorize better than others, and for some reason consider that to be intelligence. I've never considered someone with a great memory to be especially intelligent. I liken it to a comparison between the Encyclopadia Britannica and a B- nurse. Which one is actually more useful?

    Memorizing is not knowledge, it's storage.
    Yes, and your point is......

    The fact is, that is what the instructor's want. How else will one learn? Because where I go to school, and on every test I have ever taken, they want to know that WE know what they said in class. Application comes in clinicals which we must also pass.

    So please, now that you have defined what intelligence ISN'T, let us know what your definition IS?
  4. by   LPNtoBSNstudent
    You guys are making me nervous! I start the nursing portion of my bsn program in january. Ugg. Right now I am taking micro, business stats, anthropology, total fitness and concepts of PE. I get so excited to start the nursing classes sometimes, but this is making me nervous! Yikes!
    Anyway, hang in there and GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. by   golynna
    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:imbar
  6. by   camkib
    Memorizing is not knowledge, it's storage.


    I understand your point exactly. I am a student who tends to make A's or B's in most everything (knock on wood). Although I have never claimed that I don't study. I work really hard for my grades.

    I have always found it discouraging that some equate the ability to memorize with intelligence...it's simply not true. And to take that a bit further good grades don't necessarily equal intelligence either.


    I am good at retaining the information that I've read and what has been presented in class....period. With that being said, I don't think that I am any more intelligent than my peers who score lower than I.

    Just my 2 cents

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