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Re: Are exams a waste of time?

Postby skorpion » Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:38 pm

TalkingPoint wrote:Are exams a waste of time?

What do YOU think?


I think that really depends on the way exams are made. I believe that the traditional way of evaluating students is counter-productive.

I remember seing a documentary where this school evaluates students just with the purpose of knowing in what areas they are improving and what areas they need help. Once this is done, they make 'em work in teams to help each other, thus helping the teachers with their teaching.

The good thing is that the evaluation is not recorded. The student does not have to worry about any qualifications nor any possibility or having to go over the same school year next year.

So to summarize, well... yeah, I think they're a waste of time. At least in their approach.

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Postby Alfabeto » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:13 pm

In my view, exams are not a waste of time. I'm a teacher, and unless I had really small classes (like five or six students at a time) I would have no way to judge their progress if we didn't do exams. Exams can be written to be as objective as humanly possible, you just need to know what your goal is.

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Re: Are exams a waste of time?

Postby Anuska » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:43 am

Yes they are q waste of time, because you are not going to work in all tjis subjects, I think that you just have to coose three subjects but do not do the exams, because when you are going to work you wont need to do exams
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Re: Are exams a waste of time?

Postby Annaa » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:36 am

Uhuahuahuehuahuhuhuhuuuahue in my country to take a grade are to ways one is with exams, other is the teacher ask you live in presence of all other students.Exams are a bad way cuz all my class`s friends steal in exams.But when teacher`s ask us in presence of all students u can`t steal from books or notebooks,u can speak only that that u know.
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Re: Are exams a waste of time?

Postby AzizA » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:15 pm

TalkingPoint wrote:Are exams a waste of time?

Are exams a waste of time?

Sometimes Ifeel so,simply because we rely on learning by heart in most of times!!
2 years later, I'll became a teacher of English;I'll get quite joy whenever I'll use my English^^

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Re: Are exams a waste of time?

Postby Koala » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:17 am

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.

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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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Re: Are exams a waste of time?

Postby lesmedia » Tue May 31, 2016 2:34 pm

A massive number of exams in a short period of time doesn't allow the student to study any particular subject appropriately or in enough depth. I think continuous assessment is better than having final exams.

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Re: Are exams a waste of time?

Postby Bloodred » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:38 am

Hi everyone!

I think exams of all kinds are rather useful than a waste of time.
First of all, it's a good way of controlling academic progress of the students, what they achieved, what they can and what they cannot. Anyway, in this respect it makes much more sense when an exam is not just a bunch of tests, but something like a project which does not only represents a student's knowledge, but also his individual attitude. (But standard exams are fine as well if correctly applied :) ).

Besides, exams help teachers and professors recognize weaknesses of their courses and hence improve them.

Finally, exams keep students motivated, because the most of people, especially young ones, prefer doing nothing when having no obligations xD


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