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You CCers are so smart.

saminator910saminator910 Registered User Posts: 231 Junior Member
edited January 2013 in High School Life
people in my classes tell me that I'm so smart and that I could get into any college I wanted to, I think I may believe them if I weren't a member of CC. It kind of makes me think that they're ignorant, but then again they haven't seen some of the stuff you CCers have done, and I realize it's you people that I'm competing against to get into top schools. has anyone else had a similar experience? Thought you were top dog till you joined CC?
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Replies to: You CCers are so smart.

  • superstarlalasuperstarlala Registered User Posts: 1,602 Senior Member
    Yeah, I've had people who are like "you are so smart etc" and then I come on this site and I'm like "..."
  • CSIHSISCSIHSIS Registered User Posts: 3,413 Senior Member
    Story of my life. I'm betting against myself for UChicago - $40 of betting. My friends think that I'm a genius and that I could get into Harvard all willy nilly.

    But my 32 ACT is like nothing here.
  • rollingduckrollingduck Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    This is a conversation I had the other day.

    Guy in front of me: You're going to Harvard right?
    Me: Lololololol no.
  • SerenityJadeSerenityJade Registered User Posts: 1,226 Senior Member
    The point of here is for overacheivers to feel good about themselves most of the time and make people like you feel stupid
  • CE527MCE527M Registered User Posts: 4,989 Senior Member
    My life every day in class:

    People: You`re so smart! I wish I was as smart as you

    Me thinking to myself: "If only you knew about CC....."
  • goodnoodlegoodnoodle Registered User Posts: 1,532 Senior Member
    What if this is actually a community of mentally disabled people, and everyone around us is just being nice and let us believe that we're so smart.
  • halcyonheatherhalcyonheather Registered User Posts: 8,987 Senior Member
    Absolutely. People at my school tell me I can get into any college I want just because I got 33 on the ACT, but that's not how it works at all. I wish it were that easy.
    Even the 4.0 students at my school end up at community college. It's extremely disheartening.

    And this teacher was trying to help this girl with her essay, suggesting she write things like, "I would make a great addition to your [whatever] program because I wonderful interpersonal skills." And I'm thinking...that's not an interesting essay, it doesn't sound passionate, and it's not going to work at all. Everyone thinks throwing around random big words somehow makes an amazing essay. (Not that "interpersonal" is a big word, but it is a pretentious and off-putting word.)
    And I wouldn't have realized that before this website.
  • enfieldacademyenfieldacademy - Posts: 2,321 Senior Member
    lol i know. you guys are so smart. i don't really have an anecdote to share like y'all though.


    ^ and that essay could totally work. most students have a hard enough time of faking presentability as it is, that i don't think poking them to be interesting (rather than presentable) would be better general advice.
  • alexissssalexissss Registered User Posts: 2,177 Senior Member
    My mom thinks I can breeze into Harvard. I tell her about the competition I'm facing, but she doesn't get it. Little does she know how much I struggle in math. She thinks I'm a wizard just because I got an A in Calc. Yet here I am going insane studying for my math II (or math I, we'll see) sat subject test. :'(
  • rollingduckrollingduck Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    @alex: my parents are like "you're going to fail at life".
  • MutaRiSCMutaRiSC Registered User Posts: 1,248 Senior Member
    Nope. There are kids at my school much smarter than me.
  • enfieldacademyenfieldacademy - Posts: 2,321 Senior Member
    it's weird when parents have delusions about their kid. and when the kid recognizes those delusions and has to put up with them.
  • collegeluva101collegeluva101 Registered User Posts: 1,105 Senior Member
    Oh dear god, story of my life everyday.

    People: "Ehmahgahd you're so smart, you can get into like any college you want!"
    Me: "Have you...ever heard of CC...and the people who get into these kinds of schools? If only you knew..."

    I always look through the stats of people who get into top colleges, and they get better and better every year, so it is very disheartening.
  • saminator910saminator910 Registered User Posts: 231 Junior Member
    Wow, so many other people share my pain, that makes me feel better. I know this kid who's not as smart as me, but thinks he's bound for top ivies because people tell him he is, I never tell him about CC, because it provides me a motivational edge. Do any of you tell others about CC? I know no one else personally who uses it, and tell no one...
  • CE527MCE527M Registered User Posts: 4,989 Senior Member
    Uh, no. 10char
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