Originally posted by Rage-Of-AngelsI think exams are very important to evaluate the skill levels and aptitude of students. An education system should be designed to learn and sharpen necessary skills, focus on improving weaknesses and steer people towards their aptitudes and abilities. They are not about if you are smart or not, but really a test of what you are and not able to do. I think some teachers and schools have a natural knack for setting challenging curriculum and tests and others just make it a game of memory.
Im sure all of us have sat exams at some point in our lives, let it be standard grades exams, Highers or University levels etc, but exactly how can exams be reliable? and do you believe exams are getting easier by the day? One or two hour tests taken in silence have been consistently
questioned by some as having little or no bearing on real life
situations in the modern world. Students with photographic memories fly through, whilst most, in their nervousness, have a much more
uncertain and not always predictable outcome and might be capable of more than they produce on the paper. When I was in India, I was a pretty average students. I actually had a few epic fails during my school years in Math and Chem. I just passed English in SSC with 36/100. In the United States I am an acer and even have had semesters of 4.0 GPA. I think I must be bipolar. One question, i assume a very few students actually study for the pleasure of it...im pretty sure most of us cram everything in the last few days, and after a few weeks/months the materials are forgotten, question how reliable is exams then? do you think other process could be used to test understanding/knowledge/intelligence? if so what? okay ive realized its more than just one question now. Studying actually turns me on. It is the most bizarre thing ever.
Edit: For those taking their exams, Good luck! For those who are finished...Enjoy Flying! Whistles!
XoxoBack in high school hated exams. I would even break into sweats and fevers over it. Now I like exams just for the kicks of it. I think I cannot handle pressure.