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Are exams a waste of time?

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Re: Are Exams a Waste of Time?

Postby tranthang » Tue Nov 04, 2003 6:14 am

HI!
At first i have to state that exams are so impotaint in studying.
But in my opinion i dont really concentrade on that. The harder i learn the better i feel because i study English by myself :D
Therefore, how to measure our skills without the exam ? I mean those are the official exams. They are the ruler of knowlegdes. They show us that what we 've done, how much we 've been aware of and more Do u like passing the exam with a good mark ? And do u want to know what u have learned?
exam is the only way to know overally although it is not essy at all
good luck !!!
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Postby kevin » Thu Nov 06, 2003 3:02 am

8) how to say ! exams are very important .in a word,exams are connected with the study .to me .exam is nessesary sometime ,it is an method to test one's ability after all .but we can't judge people only by it .
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Are exams a waste of time?

Postby galina » Mon Dec 01, 2003 5:55 am

I think that exams are agreat deal.
First of all, exams make us to revise and repeat our knowledge. That is the main key of education.
Secondly, we can develop our ability to industriousness and punctuality and make us more disciplined.These are very useful quality for our prospective job and life in general.
At last, taking exams, we can get assessment for our knowledge and then make appropriate conclusion.
Those, who want to achieve a genuine success in life must attach a big attention to pass their exams very well.
Good luck for everybody.

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Postby AC/DC » Mon Dec 15, 2003 8:27 am

It's a HUGE waste of time. School is a waste of time. No practics, just theory. It's mad. School is a hell for me.
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Are exams a waste of time?

Postby maria » Thu Sep 16, 2004 2:09 pm

I don't think that exam is a waste of time. Let's think, if there is no exam, will you study hard after each lesson? I don't think so. I think that exam is a way to motivate us to gain knowledge. Of course ,you can say that it is a low level way to push us to work hard, but we are not saint, not everyone have the initiative to study hard without the exam. Therefore, I believe, for those who LOVE studying, exam for them is just a game. For those who are lazy, exam is like a whip, which is necessary for studying.

However, I really don't like the exam format in Hong Kong. I always believe that exam is a tool to test your true level of knowledge.But in Hong Kong, the exams should be finished in a limited time. Well, I really can't write a good essay with 4 pages in 50 minutes.That's a exam require us to do. When I need to write a essay in exam, I run out of idea. Therefore, I get a dissatisfactory result in exam even though I do it quite well in the normal class period.Thus, I think exam in Hong Kong can't really reflect the true strength of the students.Why must exam have a short time limit? Are the exam authority going to produce a whole batch of robots, everyone do the works quickly and accurately?

In fact, I have a dream, that is, all the exams have no time limit, or have a time limit of a day, the one who finish the paper can leave first, and the others can still continue to work if they want to. Only this can reflet the true knowledge of the students, and exams will be more meaningful than what we have now.But a dream is a dream. I don't know what is the case in other country, but I am sure, at least in HK , my ideal exam format will not be possible. :?
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Postby Peterson » Sat Oct 02, 2004 2:42 am

Exams are not a waste time at all! Whether you are educators or students, you need them to testify if you have got yourself understood to others, or even to lyourself. Without exams, what else can find to be a substituion for this?
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Re: Are exams a waste of time?

Postby Guest » Sat Oct 02, 2004 6:13 am

maria wrote:
However, I really don't like the exam format in Hong Kong. I always believe that exam is a tool to test your true level of knowledge.But in Hong Kong, the exams should be finished in a limited time. Well, I really can't write a good essay with 4 pages in 50 minutes.That's a exam require us to do. When I need to write a essay in exam, I run out of idea. Therefore, I get a dissatisfactory result in exam even though I do it quite well in the normal class period.Thus, I think exam in Hong Kong can't really reflect the true strength of the students.Why must exam have a short time limit? Are the exam authority going to produce a whole batch of robots, everyone do the works quickly and accurately?

That's not only in Hong Kong; it's like that everywhere. If they don't set an amount of time, why is it called an examination then?
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Postby Arale » Sat Oct 02, 2004 12:29 pm

Exams cannot be demolished because it is a useful tool to measure the result of students and teachers.From that, we can adjust the education program and teaching &learning method more suitably.

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Postby paradise » Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:39 am

hi all
i think that exams it is a waste of time because it is as a revision for what u study and at the final exam u will find ur self just only refresh ur mind .
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