Sunday, 19 May 2013

The Memory Games known as EXAMS


You could call this procrastination and you would be correct. I have an exam tomorrow morning so revising now would be pointless. This time of year can be so stressful for many students. From secondary school to university – exams are a horrible and stressful device that teachers use to torture us. They say they are used to prove how much we have learnt but they lie!

Exams are just memory games. They might as well have a conveyor belt of random items for us to memorise. A banana, a teddy bear, a cowboy hat, 1st of September 1939… 

These game show like antics do come with prizes but even the worth of these prizes are now questionable. Without high enough marks, our degrees might not help us as much as they should when we attempt to get jobs. 

Basically, I am not a fan of exams. I don’t think they are a good reflection on how good we are as students and revision is boring. Fortunately I have a good memory and great revision techniques that make exams less stressful. If they are going to assess us in this manner, we might as well try to win (or pass). 

Give me coursework any day! Rant over, I would apologise but I think my view is valid.

Good luck to everyone facing exams. Remember that summer is waiting for us on the other side of the exam room! 

2 comments:

Bloggwe912812348182349 said...

I disagree, exams aren't just memory games. How about a maths exam where you have to be able to work problems out? Sometimes you get given a formula booklet. Or how about when writing a creative English essay? You need imagination and creativity. Even when writing coursework you need to be able to remember stuff; how to write, spellings, how to use a computer, what the date is, what your name is.

Surely they better prove how much one has learnt than coursework does? After all, when writing coursework you can simply look stuff up and you have time to go over and redraft what you have written. In essence, you don't really need to learn anything for coursework, you can do it all whilst writing it. Whereas for an exam you actually need to sit down, learn and memorise content. In an exam its simple, you either know it or you don't, whilst on the other hand for coursework if you don't know it, you can look it up.

but then again, just like you, I'm procrastinating...

Bubble My Licorice said...

good luck to you too :)
I hate exams, are just to hard..