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caelin11
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CommunistDog
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An IQ can test how smart you are

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Started: 4/7/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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caelin11

Con

An IQ does not show how smart you are as you may be "smart" with engineering or crafting. Neither of those would be based off an IQ. Some people also get very nervous about taking tests, and therefore would do poorly on the IQ Test, so it wouldn't show their true capabilities.
CommunistDog

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Smart- having or showing quick intelligence or ready mental capability
(from Dictionary.com)

An IQ test shows how well you can do under certain tasks. It tests both your intellectual state as well as your mental state, being ready to take on a test which might be very scary for some.

The IQ tests test your ability to quickly solve problems quickly, well and without much hesitation. Thus, it reflects the TRUE definition of being smart.
Debate Round No. 1
caelin11

Con

Yes, but if you are intelligent but need time to think or aren't a good test taker, it will not be an accurate result of your intelligence.
CommunistDog

Pro

True, but the argument is asking if an IQ test can test how SMART you are. That means that you can react well under pressure such as this test for instance, and do well on it.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by TBR 2 years ago
TBR
IQ tests measure cognitive strengths. Smart is to ambiguous within this context
Posted by caelin11 2 years ago
caelin11
Smart means intelligent as in math, science, social studies, etc.
Posted by Nac 2 years ago
Nac
Could you please define smart?
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