Definition Essay On Being Well Educated

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How would you define someone who is well-educated? Would you base your definition and judgement based off of the school a person went to, or the highest level of degree in which they received? Is a person smart and intelligent because of the grades they received on assignments? Or would you base a person’s smartness off of their ability to memorize facts and relay them to you? In the past I have gotten straight A’s and numerous academic awards. While these are accomplishments, I do not believe being a good test taker is what makes me smart. Yes, I work hard in school, but I also can memorize things rather easily. I can look at something and then relay it back to you, but that’s not a judgement of my intelligence, but rather a judgement of my memorization skills. In saying all of this, I am not analyzing myself as a person who just memorizes the facts and does not care about the underlying concepts, but rather, its stands as an example as to how …show more content…
When I first use to think of someone well educated, I looked to see what degrees were in their names, but being well educated is so much more than what certifications a person had; it’s about how he or she applied all that they have …show more content…
One of the main problems with this belief is the fact that there are so many ways to cheat the system and get a certification even if you do not deserve one. Another issue that arises is that there are many well-educated people without a good education. I will admit that even I am quick to judge the brilliance of someone based off of the degree that follows their name, but a degree, of even a lack of, does not define whether or not a person is smart. This is similar to how in the Bible it says that man looks at the outward appearance, like a degree for example, but God looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7 New International

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