One source checklist for identifying talent students
1. Possess extensive general knowledge, often know more than the teacher and find the usual reference books superficial. 2. Easily grasp underlying principles and need the minimum of explanation. 3. Have mental speeds faster than physical capabilities and so be often reluctant to write at length. 4. Be reluctant to practise skills already mastered, finding such practice futile. 5. Be inventive and original when interested. 6. Often see the unusual rather than the conventional relationships. 7. Display intellectual playfulness, fantasise and imagine and be quick to see onnections and to manipulate ideas. 8. Show good insight into cause-effect relationships. 9. Quickly make generalizations and extract the relevant points from complex material. 10. Prefer to talk rather than write and often talk at speed with fluency and expression. 11. Have exceptional curiosity and constantly want to know why. 12. Ask searching questions, which tend to be unlike other students’ questions. 13. Be able to pose problems and solve ingeniously. 14. Read rapidly and retain what is read and can recall detail.