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Old 02-25-2009, 04:19 AM
 
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I have been going to a variety of local colleges for Moderator cut: unnecessary wording medical tests and psychological testing. Moderator cut: Excessive information - not needed. In a few cases I was given IQ type tests. I have noticed that as I take more of these tests, I seem to answer the questions with greater ease. I think that if I practiced the IQ tests for months and figured them out, my IQ score would rise. Just like practicing example SAT tests before the real one.

Agree?

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Old 02-25-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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As you mentioned, you may get more comfortable, thus answering the questions with less anxiety and thinking clearer. But, in real 'IQ' type testing, the questions are designed to 'grade' your sense of reasoning skills. So even if you memorized one group of questions, another group of questions would still give you the IQ bracket you qualify for. I do believe if you use your mind in this area frequently, you can cause your brain to better analyze reasoning problems....but I'm not sure if it would greatly change the original scores based on how your brain works.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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When I was in college I took an IQ test. The top score was 160 and I correctly answered more questions than was required to obtain that score. A lot of the questions required you to compare the answers to a given figure. Answers A and B were usually incorrect, so I started at the last answer and worked backwards, which allowed me to answer more quickly. The test did not count anything on my grades, so I didn't say anything about what I did. In high school I only scored 120.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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Advise: Invest in a Nintendo DS and the following games: Brain Age, Brain Age 2 and Flash Focus!

They actually DO stimulate your brain and keep it "up to date".
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