Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Tests

The two tests I took, taught me a lot about myself. To begin with, the Gardner Multiple Intelligence Test told me that I am logical-mathematical. It thought me that I think by reasoning, love to experiment and solve puzzles. Also, that I should some trips to science museums and planetariums. In addition to being logical-mathematical, I am interpersonal too. I learned that I think by bouncing ideas off other people, and love to organize and manipulate. The Gardner Test was  pretty accurate in my experience. The Gregorc Test said that i am concrete sequential. This test thought me that I am ordered and detailed. It thought me that I am good with data and computers. The results of this test is also true, because I am good with computers and is an organized person. 

This new knowledge from both tests can help me in school in many ways. It can help me think about learning more about science (Gardner Test). From the Gregorc Test results, I can try more hands-on activities and see how my grades will reflect. Overall, the two tests are leading me to a mathematical or scientific direction in school. 

After doing the Gardner and Gregorc tests, I think I can place the people who I admire in a learning style. The first person I admire is my cousin. I think she would fit best in the logical and mathematical style, because she is very good at logical thinking and calculating things. Also, because she loves math. The second person I admire is my mom. I think she is a concrete random learner on the Gregorc test. She likes to create things and try new things. According to the Gardner test her learning style is spatial. The third person I admire is my older sister. Following the Gregorc test, I think she is an abstract sequential learner. Using the Gardner test her learning style is linguistic. I think tbis because she loves to read books all the time. I think I know the people who I admire enough to figure out their learning styles.

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Ups, The Downs, The Myths, and The Truths of Being Gifted

Many people don't understand how hard it is to be gifted. Many people only see the ups, but not he downs of being gifted. To begin with, gifted people have to deal with all of the expectations and pressure others put on us. In addition, being gifted you most likely will run into the problem of asynchronous development. Also, according to the NAGC gifted children are more vulnerable than others. On the other hand, being gifted brings many ups. For example, we can get into some advanced classes. In my experience, i went to ACT in elementary school. Gifted kids also may be advanced in one subject or more. This can make your GPA higher. Being gifted is both good and bad.

People create many myths about gifted people, but not everyone knows the real truth. One myth is that people may think that if you get bad grades you can't be gifted. However, the truth is you may be getting bad grades just because you are bored, or lose interest in the subject. This is very easy to do; I know because I've done it many times before. Another myth is gifted kids need to serve as examples for everyone else and have extra responsibility. But the truth is other people are more likely to be motivated by peers who are at the same level as them. People who are gifted don't need more responsibility. I know I don't want the responsibility. I don't think I motivate my little sister, because she is learning things I learned about four years ago.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


I am Saher, in 8th grade. My favorite subject is math. I like to learn about cupcakes and baking outside of school. In my free time I make desserts. When I grow up I want to be an eye doctor or a baker. Spending time with my family makes me happy.