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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Postby Guest » Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:48 am

paradise wrote: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 .

It doesn't make sense.

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Postby Waqar » Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:33 am

To me

Exams are like GIRL FRIENDS,
1. Too many questions.
2. Difficult to understand.
3. More explanation is needed.
4. Result is always failed.


So it is waste of time for me.
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Postby Guest » Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:40 am

Waqar wrote:To me

Exams are like GIRL FRIENDS,
1. Too many questions.
2. Difficult to understand.
3. More explanation is needed.
4. Result is always failed.


So it is waste of time for me.
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Postby Peterson » Fri Oct 08, 2004 9:13 am

If there is no exam, how could we know who have learned better than others? Tests are not so scientific to the reflections on the reaults of study, but what other ways can we find to substitue for it?

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Postby Peterson » Fri Oct 08, 2004 9:25 am

costadina wrote:iI believe that whether exams are a waste of time of not depends on how you use them. If you use them to measure a students ability and to find their weak spots in order to help them improve, then they are useful. If you use them as the only way of measuring their competency, then I don't think they are the best way to measure competency. Most students preform badly in exams due to stress. :( ][/i]


Exams is one of the ways to test a learner. We must integrate a student's test result with his/her other performance. It's better to put about 70% in the test and 30% in other performances, say, for English as a Second Languge, the learners have to use English to communicate with their partners besides their paper test.

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Postby shami » Sat Oct 23, 2004 5:58 pm

Hi guys.. :D

well from my own point of view.. i think that exam is just a waste ..indeed ..

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exam determins whether or not iam learning ..But it really cause fear to me :cry:

i hate taking exam :(

so as Waqar said it is waste of time

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Postby armmy » Tue Oct 26, 2004 4:45 am

i like exam though the process is very difficult.

by this way i can train myself and live better than before!
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Postby biebiebiesnoopy » Sat Oct 30, 2004 10:03 am

well, i don't think exam is a waste of time.
for me, exam is a good method to let me know if i really understand the topic. you know, during lessons, we are used to listening to teachers' lectures and very often, we don't know if we understand the topic. exams can help us to know if we really understand the topic because there is no teacher sitting besides us during the exam and no one will guide us in answering the question. so, if we understand the topic, we will be able to answer all the questions and get a good grade, and vice versa.

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Postby iris198783 » Sat Dec 11, 2004 12:25 pm

Although most of us hate exam,i don't think it is a waste of time.On the contrary,if there is no more exam to test how much we have learnt so far,it will be a waste of time. It is because most of us have laziness, if there is no exam,will we have the self-motivation to study? I doubt. I think exam is just like an engine,one which pushes us to study hard and leading us to the bright future. Therefore, i can say with certainty that exam is needed, it is not a waste of time.

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Postby wonki » Tue Dec 28, 2004 9:47 am

:shock:

Hey i have been shocked,,,,,,
how can exams be a waste of time!!
The exams show how well you study for a particular period of time. There could be plenty of ways that can prove your level.
But, i do not think there is none as good as exams.

The homework or assignment cannot be the way of criticizing students' level because other people outside of school can help students secretly.

But how about the exams? everyone is doing exams on the same day, same time. Most of all, students have to study for the exams, unless they want to fail.

thank you for reading~~!


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