Exams - a word that many students dread to hear, a word that many students fear of, a word that seems to have the magical power to transform a happy and cheerful person into a frustrated and nervous wreck.
What are exams and should they been done away with entirely?
Exams are longer and more comprehensive versions of tests held every term. Initially created to monitor and check how a student was performing academically, they now have so much more pressure on them that students are burning the midnight oil to study for an exam. This results in some students becoming ill due to stress and lack of sleep. They have become more and more stressful and, even worse, a constriction to the ideal of learning.
It is a well known fact that when it comes to exams, students compete, not only with themselves, but with other students. They no longer want to see an increase in their knowledge, but want to beat other people to the top of the class. Even parents take exams as a race to see whose children are more intelligent.
Students shouldn't be judged on their performance on one day when they might be ill. The exams might not be completely representative of the student's skills as everyone can have a bad day.
They are a poor method of assessment as they don't reflect the use of knowledge in a practical environment. They don't reflect how well you'll be able to use your knowledge in real world occupations.
Many successful individuals are bad at exams but can perform well under other methods of assessment such as essays and oral presentations which still prepare students in coping with pressure. Some people would argue that exams are not a fair assessment of intelligence and aren't favourable to those with poor memory skills, those who suffer under pressure, and those who get so nervous in such situations that they shut down in exams. It's very easy to know content but to completely fail an exam because you are nervous. They...
Teacher Mentor : Miss Kong
[SHOULD WRITTEN EXAMSSHOULD BE ABOLISHED?]
Written ExamsShould Be Abolished
Lee Chan Wai, Albert Li, Lim Shi Ping, Liu Bo Zhou, Liu Yi Heng
Mentor: Miss Kong
In the current era when students young and old are required to take written exams, to assess them, to judge them, life then is under tremendous demands. Little time or space is left for other activities, activities that bring life to the schooling students. Written exams be then abolished, for the good of the schooling children all over the world. In this research paper, this topic is raised to find out the pros and cons that written exams bring, through interviews targeted at students and teachers to effectively conclude that written examsshould be abolished.
Chapter 1 – Introduction
1.1 The main context
1.2 Cases Caused of Exams
1.3 Pros and Cons of Exams
1.4 Justification of topic
Chapter 2 – Method
Chapter 3 – Results
3.1 Survey Results for student
3.2 Survey results for teachers
Chapter 4 – Discussion
4.1 Survey analysis
4.2 Interview analysis
4.2 Weakness and limitations of project
4.4 Implications of Findings
...English Debate – ShouldExams Be Abolished? (Against)
A way to know how well you understood the topics learnt.
Learning is 2-way traffic. Whatever you learn in class, you need to apply. And examination is one way to determine how well learning has taken place - is through your answers.
It’s a way to test your ability to discipline & perform under pressure / restricted conditions.
During exam, you need to finish at a given time, to follow rules & regulations etc.
it’s a way to know your standing among your friends/cohort. It serves as a benchmark of your ability & standing so that you know how much you need to improve.
With proper guidance, students and teachers can both gain huge benefit from the system. Since the end goal is to excel during the examination, this will give a sense of direction for both parties.
Students will be more focused in their studies and this will make teaching easier for the educators. The students will also be more motivated in such examination-oriented system. The reward awaits them at the end of semester or year and this will create healthy competition among classmates. The students will work harder to improve themselves and the teachers can try to find a way so each student will be working together to work for success as one unit.
With good grades, students will be saved from the trouble of suffering during their adult life. Good grades will open more...
...―Public examsshould be abolished. Do you agree?‖
minations play an important role in a student‘s life in Malaysia. In his eleven years
of schooling, a student has to sit for three major public examinations, the UPSR, PMR and SPM.These examinations are taken seriously by all parties involved, especially students because the resultsare used for a wide range of purposes ranging from placement of students to awarding of scholarships.Despite these advantages, I strongly believe that public examinations should be abolished as they haveseveral drawbacks.
To begin with, public examinations to some extent merely test a student‘s ability to memoriseand regurgitate facts. Bloom‘s taxonomy of learning ranks these skills as lower order thinking skills.
Higher order thinking skills such as application and inference are often neglected. Students withexcellent memory do well in such examinations while those with poor memorising skills do poorly.Thus, it is not surprising that many students with poor recall skills loathe subjects like History andBiology. Another case in point is the Moral Education paper, which requires students to memorise
moral values. This is not a valid test as it tests only a student‘s knowledge of values, not the practice
of these values. An A in this paper does not guarantee that the student is a morally sound and virtuousindividual. And what about the student who gets an...
...student doesn't performs according to his/her parents expectations may lead to students even taking the extreme step of ending their life by doing suicide.
� *Some people also think that exams are not a reliable test of gauging the ability of the students as luck plays a major role.
� *Present examination system encourage cramming, unnecessary expenditure on help-books and also encourage private tuition which has resulted in mushrooming of a large number of tuition shops in every city and even small towns by inexperienced persons.
� *The present examination system doesn't specify the exact criteria for how the marks are given to students.
(No one can deny that external factors can sometimes influence the distribution of marks-- like whether the teacher was in an angry mood over something in his/her personal life, or whether the teacher was upset with the class and giving a test to punish them.
� *The pressure of performing well is so much that if the student has not studied up to the required standards, he/she even sometimes uses unfair means in the examination hall to copy from a near sitting intelligent student and get good marks.
Others have also said:
School examinations should be abolished because:
•It is impossible to test every aspect of a subject within the short exam time, if a student is lucky and what he studied for is tested, he will score higher.
•they don't properly assess...
...Argumentative essay: SHOULDEXAMS BE ABOLISHED?
According to a recent survey of “Education Newspaper”, what cause students to be frightened the most is “exams”. Some students say that the examsshould be abolished because they make students absolutely anxious and stressful. However, the exams play an important role in school’s life and also have many advantages. So I believe that the examsshould not be abolished because of some reasons.
The most important reason is that exams are a method to examine students’ level and .Depending on results of exams; teachers can determine how students acquire knowledge. If marks are from 7-10 that mean students apprehend well the content of subjects, teachers will give them some difficult exercises to help students develop their creation. On the other hand, if marks are below 7 that mean students don’t understand clearly the subjects. In addition, after doing exams, students can know more about their knowledge. Students will determine what are weak points, where are the holes in their knowledge. From these, students review these parts in order not to puzzle when do them later
Another reason is that exams make students to study harder. Some fast or mini exams will force students to attend the...
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Schools should replace exams It is important for schools to measure how well students understand the material presented to them. Presently, we do this through exams. However, the snapshot exam is a poor measure of how well students actually understand the material. It would be good to abolish exams, but only if they are replaced with a superior system of measuring achievement and understanding.
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Suicide, Teach to test and Time Factors Exams cause high stress and anxiety levels causing students to not perform at their best. High stress and anxiety levels can cause underachievement from the students. As a result more suicide is going to happen from students feeling pressured into doing well.
Students will also start believing that if it is not on the exam then it is no longer relevant for real life. This is a problem as there is no real authentic learning method.
Time factors are also a big contribution as exams can be very stressful in...
...ShouldExams be Abolished or Not?
Exam is a explicate that al some students fear off. A word that has a magic power to change a adroit person into a frustrated and nervous one. However, it is a sizeable part of the school that all students have to go through. there are advantages in exams, yet there are stack who think the opposite that exams have more disadvantages to the students and should be abolished.
rough people say that examsshould not be abolished, because they say that exams are the only way for teachers to see the student?s level, it builds spunky sense of responsibilities, and it gives him pressure that will be useful for him afterward in his life. The students also compete with not only themselves, but with other people. They do not want to see an attach in their knowledge. They want to beat their classmates to be on circus tent of the class. Another reason is when the student knows that his intemperately work has compensable off, he will feel a self propitiation inside of him and he will be so rarefied of himself. So, those people who say that examsshould not be abolished think of exams as a self test to see where the students are, and how good they do.
I personally think that examsshould be...
...The sound of the burst of a loud cracker cuts into the silence of a bright sunny morning, this sound is followed by a chorus of "WHAAOOO" by hundreds of kids. This scene is repeated every year on the last day of school, signaling the end of exams. Naturally, children are officially banned from carrying crackers to school. Despite frisking, they, somehow, manage to save that lone cracker for celebrating the end of exams.
One will rarely find a child who enjoys giving exams; the bright ones are under the stress of performing well every time, the average and weak ones are much stressed out to get through,
How useful are examinations anyway? That we need to assess kids is unquestionable. That students should be able to express and explain what they have learnt is also indisputable. But does the current assessment system provide the necessary tools for learning, is the point in question.
Often during exams children go through so much stress that many show symptoms of nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite and sleeplessness. Matters get lot worse during the board exams and there have been several cases where children have reportedly ended their lives, failing to cope with the pressure to do well. Much of this, however, happens at the at school level. The assessment patterns at higher institutions follow an easy pace, which is less traumatic.
Then why do we, in India, follow such a rigid...