IQ tests are "meaningless and too simplistic" claim researchers

IQ tests are 'meaningless and too simplistic' claim researchers Researchers say findings are a 'wake up call' for anyone using current testsComes after biggest ever study of intelligence | UPDATED: 18:29 GMT, 19 December 2012 It will come as a relief to those who failed to shine when taking an IQ test. After conducting the largest ever study of intelligence, researchers have found that far from indicating how clever you are, IQ testing is actually rather ‘meaningless’.

OMG! Txts make u gd at writing? Srsly? How "text speak" can help pupils write essays

OMG! Txts make u gd at writing Srsly How 'text speak' can help pupils write essays By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 10:06 GMT, 1 December 2012 | UPDATED: 10:06 GMT, 1 December 2012 Many have branded text messages as the bane of modern-day writing, claiming that the widespread use of abbreviations and slang is chipping away at basic writing skills. Yet a study by a research team for the Department for Education has found that text messages, blogging and social media can actually help hone the skills of youngsters