Boosting the Adolescent Underachiever: How Parents Can Change a "C" Student into an "A" Student

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Some parents feel, on reviewing segments of the manuscript, that some unusual slants and further explanations of covered material should be included in the body of the text. The author feels, however, that either all major topics have been discussed, or else they are not directly a part of the remedial program for underachievers.

Other matters, unless explained adequately, may be ambiguous and misleading. These subjects, therefore, are included in this section as responses to actual parental questions.

PARENT: I'm not clear on the I.Q. The test does or doesn't measure intelligence?

WRITER: The I.Q. test measures certain aspects of intelligence, especially the kind that is useful in a formal school setting. That is precisely the reason for its existence. The results, however, do not provide an estimate of all abilities, and some of these may be very instrumental in determining the achievement of a person.

PARENT: What is "divergent" intelligence?

WRITER: It's an ill-understood characteristic of human intelligence sometimes equated with creativity. The creativity, however, may not be of the artistic type, although there probably is an over

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