<p>Here is the prompt for this essay: What is your opinion of the claim that knowledge does not automatically lead to wisdom?</p>
<pre><code>Memorizing a lot of facts does not automatically the next Einstein. There is a major difference between understanding and memorizing, and that little difference is what distinguishes all the smart people in history from everyone else. But if it was that simple, why don't people try to understand more? There is another simple answer to that question. Today's educational system does not foster understanding but rather memorization. People think that in order to do well in college, you have to be smart. That part is true. But there are a lot of different definitions of smart. A very common one is that a smart person knows a lot of facts and can tell you the name of every plant there is in this world. That is a virtue. But a vice is believing that knowledge automatically leads to wisdom. Wisdom is defined as able to give advice and to lead people on the right road when they are lost and need your help. In order to be able to do this, you need to understand life and the different aspects of life. Not just memorizing it. A wise person would tell you that in order to do well on the SAT, you have to practice hard and make sure that you know why you made the mistakes you did while you were practicing. A person who is trying to be wise would tell you that you have to memorize a lot of different reading passages from different books and magazines to do good on the critical reading part of the SAT and learn the pattern that the writers of the SAT use. The saying with age comes wisdom is true as well. With age, a person goes through a lot more things and in the end learns more about life and its different components. This is true wisdom, but not everyone is able to give advice and be called wise when they are old. It is the people who understood life as they were growing up, and were able to do the things that were touched upon earlier in this essay, who would be the wise people.