The Innate Trait Essay

863 Words Feb 14th, 2013 4 Pages
Isabella Sedano Garcia
Mr. Puccinelli
AP Language and Composition, Block 2
01 December 2012
The “Innate” Trait Some may say intelligence is an innate trait, but really intelligence is not innate. Innate means that you are born with it. Intelligence isn’t something that you are born with, as one grows so does your intelligence. If you train your brain in a specific topic it could be math, science, history, etc. you can become more intelligent, but first let’s back track for a bit. Intelligence. We all have heard of this word. Do we really know what intelligence is? One can grab a dictionary, look up intelligence and it will say that intelligence means “the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills”, but it also it all
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In school we learn about the sciences, mathematics, and history. None of us are born with all of this information. Since we learn these things for the first time in school and master them over time, we learn new things; therefore, we obtain more knowledge and if we obtain more knowledge it means we are becoming more intelligent. Intelligence is something that is earned; if you don’t work for the knowledge you’re not working to become intelligent. Anyone in this world can be intelligent if they don’t give up in what is needed to be learned. Since we all learn at different paces it takes longer for some of us to get the knowledge than it might take someone else, but there is no reason to give up, you might turn out to be a genius one day, just like Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein. We all see him as a genius, but not everyone knows his early life. Einstein didn’t speak until the age of three. His school work was mediocre at best, but that didn’t stop him from learning. As a teenager Einstein taught himself advanced math and physics. When he applied to the Eidgenössische Polytechnische Schule (Swiss Federal Polytechnic School) he failed most of his entrance exam, but got exceptional marks in mathematics and physics. Because of that he was accepted. His first job after he graduated was as a patent clerk. He thought the job was dull. The spare time he had, he used it to research, which he eventually earned his doctorate in physics from the

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