English I Pre-AP
24 August 2014
Multiple Intelligences Essay
“I believe that the brain has evolved over millions of years to be responsive to different kinds of content in the world. Language content, musical content, spatial content, numerical content, etc.” (Dr. Howard Gardner, Brainy Quote). You are intelligent, believe it. You are unique, embrace it. According to Dr. Howard Gardner a psychologist and a researcher at Harvard University, there are eight multiple intelligences and everyone can identify themselves with them. Those are: Visual Spatial, Intrapersonal, Bodily- Kinesthetic, Naturalist, Linguistic, Logical-Mathematical, Musical, and Interpersonal Intelligences. While there are people intelligent in areas equal or different than others, everyone is smart and weak at something, and this is what defines a person. According to “A Multiple Intelligence Inventory” I am highly intelligent in the Musical and Linguistic area, but I also have a weakness: Naturalist, which I plan to strengthen. Firstly, I am highly intelligent in the Musical area, scoring 9 out of 10. For a person intelligent in this area means: You frequently listen to music on your IPod, radio, or television. You play a musical instrument. You cannot imagine your life without music on it. And you can catch yourself with a song running through your mind. These are just to mention a few. There is a show that I started watching not too long ago, it’s called “A Very Potter Musical”, as the title says there is a lot of music on it, and that’s why I love it. In the day I usually catch myself singing a song form the show, a sign that I am intelligent in the Musical area. Since I was twelve I started to learn how to play the piano, and now playing helps me a lot to relax and my piano is a place where I usually find myself, another sign, right? A life without music wouldn’t make sense to me, I am always listening to music especially from the pianist and...
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