I hope this is a valid question for this forum.
Is there any learning disability related to a person being intelligent but having great difficulty expressing themselves especially on written exams or writing a homework piece multiples times still with errors despite having a solid understanding of the material?
I've heard people say things like "you must not really understand it if you didn't get it correctly" or similar. I feel that is a reduction of a much bigger issue.
In my experience, I am a mathematics major, and mathematics is a field of study that takes some serious dedication. I spend a lot of time working on understanding the concepts. I'm a very dedicated student and I am close to finishing my undergrad. I understand the concepts quite well, I don't get stumped by a new idea very often. I can honestly say I understand the material I cover very well. However, I have difficulty often getting my ideas down on paper. When I have homework to do I end up writing the homework 5 or 6 times and there's still errors present--I don't rush through either, I spend a lot of time working on the problems. When it comes to an exam, it gets worse because now I have the pressure of a time constraint. It's incredibly frustrating knowing the concepts and seeing the connections, ideas and required methods to prove some mathematical statement and not being able to express it properly.