I made a 36 on my ACT and almost flunked out.I’ve been saying that for a long time. Any individual might be a bust or a surprise break out star. But when the law of large numbers kicks in, stars matter a lot.
A great parallel is standardized test scores vs. actual academic performance.
We all know kids who made a 25 on the ACT, studied hard, spent hours upon hours in the library or lab, and ended up as honors students. We also know kids who made 32 on the ACT, lazed around, partied, didn’t go to class and flunked out.
But take a room full of 32s, and the academic performance taken as a whole will run circles around a room full of 25s.
Is this really true? If so, amazing!Einstein wore slip-ons because he couldn't tie his shoes...
I once worked with a guy with two PHDs in different fields of mathematics.I've found the blind spot for a lot of "smart folks" is they have problems with the simple things in life. JNM'81 is just a freakin' genius and can't help it.