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Re: Are exams a waste of time?

Postby denvinbo » Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:02 am

Koala wrote:I don't think so. An exam help us check how much we've learned, how much knowledge we've got and how much we haven't. In other hand, if hadn't exams, would we spend time to review our lessons? especially lessons in subjects we don't like. In fact, all subjects are useful this way or that way but we only focus on what we like.

It's my opinion, too.....And 1 advice, you can focus on your favorite, but never forget the other subjects, you have to average them.... :-)
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Postby Krisi » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:08 am

Krisi wrote:Definitely not!
Exams are for teachers, students and the parents of course.
An exam is one way of testing students' achievements.
Exams are for the students to assess themselves if they have done well or not.
An exam is a teachers' tool to know the level, and performance of each student. Also for the teachers to know if their (teachers') approach is effective to each of the student.
An exam is a device to inculcate to the students' mind what they have learned.
Exams are used for the parents to know if their children are attending their classes or not. And also an alarm for the parents if their children are learning or not.
I am focusing in schools only, how much more in other fields.
Exams are beneficial to all. How could it be a waste of time?

It is not a waste of time.

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Re: Are exams a waste of time?

Postby abnamso » Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:00 pm

ell, people who think exams are not necessary are not any smarter or more stupid than people who think exams are necessary when they're given to take one.

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Re: Are exams a waste of time?

Postby subbrine » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:15 pm

I don't think I should reply this at my exam week (is that even a term in english?)

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Re: Are exams a waste of time?

Postby alrabiay » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:45 am

I think the problem is not with exams. In fact, the problem is with the professors or teachers who prepare the exams. There are some of those professors or teachers who make difficult questions that do not reflect what he or she presented in class. Some of those instructors, their main objective from an exam is to challenge students and prove that he is a good or smart one in preparing exam questions. The main objective of exams should be to motivate students to read and should be according to the effort that the instructor put in teaching and explaining. However, what I have seen during my study at the university is that good instructors give reasonable questions when testing their students and those who are not good try their best to prepare hard questions.

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Re: Are exams a waste of time?

Postby fleance » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:10 am

Exams are definitely not a waste of time. It is test whether you understand well all the lessons what your professor taught.

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