Is it only me that realizes grades arenâ€™t truly based on how smart you are? Itâ€™s mostly on how much work you turn in or how much youâ€™re respectful to the teacher. Iâ€™m really not that smart, but I get As. I have good grades and Iâ€™m in Honors. Iâ€™m not smart, though. I turn in my work and listen to the teacher and get good grades. I wish there was a way to tell if you are really smart or not. I donâ€™t think grades are the way to find out.