Rough Draft Intelligence
February 22, 2018
Mrs. Kathy May
Word Count: 505
Google defines intelligence as the ability to not only acquire knowledge but the ability to apply that knowledge. Every day more college graduates enter the workforce without a clue on how to use their degree. There is also the college applicant who, once again, every day gets accepted into a university without a clue as to what they want to do with their life. The average high school student is pushed to make a decision that will affect the rest of their life before they are allowed to use the restroom without getting a signed pass from a teacher.
No longer does someone base their assumptions on another’s intellect on their ability to learn. Someone who is considered intelligent today has a keen ability to regurgitate information. They are people who are able to memorize information rather than someone who can analyze information. Intelligence cannot be tied down to one form. Intelligence comes in many shapes and forms.
Intelligence is one of the most general terms used to describe someone besides “good and bad.” It can be found in the knowledge of geography and city layout and it can be found in the same way with someone’s knowledge of computer chips. To say that one is not intelligent is to say that they have no use in this world.
Intelligence can be something that someone is born with or have acquired later in life. Intelligence can be found everywhere. Everyone can remember...