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Am I clever enough for university?

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Last Updated: 09/21/2020 at 4:47am
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February 13th, 2018 7:58am
You're as clever and as capable as you think you are. Only YOU can limit yourself, and only YOU can make yourself soar. Think if university is something you want to do for yourself, first. If it is, then the only thing stopping you is your thoughts and beliefs. If you think you want to do it, then go for it. Uni teaches you many things outside of learning the subject content, so even if you find you don't think you're clever enough for it, you might learn some valuable life skills along the way anyway. Plus, most unis offer extra classes, student support services and tutoring services. So if you find you fall behind or are failing in a subject, ask your uni for some support and they should be more than willing to give it to you. Good luck, and all the best! xx
August 3rd, 2020 8:55am
In my opinion, there isn't a threshold where a person becomes "smart enough" or "clever enough" to attend a university. I grew the most I ever have as a person when I went to college, and I encountered a wide range of people in doing so. Whether you deem yourself "clever enough" or not, going to college can cause you to grow and change in so many ways, making you more clever than you ever thought you could be. No one can tell you whether or not you're clever enough--being clever is inward, and only you can decide that for yourself.
November 21st, 2017 8:25am
I don't know are you? Honestly, everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. You might not be a genius but you could still ace your exams. Or you might pass with c's (hey c's get degrees) but still be a really good worker, and do better in internships than the genius. Being "clever" doesn't really apply it's what you do with yourself while in university that applies.
December 5th, 2017 9:28am
No one knows everything when they get into University. Thats why u get into a University to learn and achieve more in your life. If you do not give yourself a chance to go to achieve this things then who will?
February 12th, 2018 3:52pm
You can be absolutely anything that you set your mind to. Breathe in confidence and exhale self-doubt!
June 5th, 2018 3:31pm
There are different types of intelligence, and whether or not you can make it in university depends on your academic skills and/or willingness to work hard and learn.
September 14th, 2020 12:06am
University does not require cleverness- anyone can go into university if they are bothered to do so. All you need is hard work and a determination to get through your studies. You can be as clever as you want but if you are not determined to go to university then it won't happen. Find the universities that work best for you in terms of degree, location and other factors and work towards that goal. If you work hard enough you will achieve. Cleverness in itself can be learnt but that doesn't mean only clever people should be at university. GOOD LUCK TO ANYONE APPLYING
September 21st, 2020 4:47am
Yes you are! Being clever isn't a fixed trait. Cleverness or intelligence or "book smarts" are something that get stronger and stronger the more you work on them and engage with activities that grow them. Think of it like lifting weights, when you put in the work and lift 10 lbs etc, you get stronger over time. The same is true with your brain. It's this thing called neueroplasticity and it's pretty cool. So that being said, I would start looking at your mindset and check yourself to make sure yours is becoming a "growth mindset". Check out the book Mindset by Carol Dweck for more on this. Also, focus on your strengths, that will get you super far in school and in life, too. I know you're smart for university, and I have faith in you!