Are Exams Necessary

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Tyler Compton

Take out your number two pencils its that time of the year again when everybody stresses out and stays up for countless hours preparing for a test that could make or break your grade. Backpacks overflowing with test taking equipment and eagerly awaiting the next day telling whether you passed your grade or not. Final exams shouldn't be what states if a student has the necessary skills to move on to the next level. One test is not an accurate assumption of a students skills or what he has learned throughout the year. Final exams have become known as a stressful time for students full of boredom and repetitive reviewing which can make a kid less interested in the subject than they already were.

Final exams are designed to test students on how much they have learnt and ensure that they have enough knowledge to be able to move through to their next year of study. One test should not judge all of that a more accurate assumption would be to accumulate everything that the student has done throughout the year. If one test were to account for fifty percent of your grade you could have been a mid range student with a low B but you would still fail the class in the end. Final exams sounds like good intentions, but I think just having one set of exams at the end of the year actually makes study more challenging for students and hinders the education process. Some kids would do the right thing and study weeks before the exam but I think that most including myself would just wait to the day before the final exam and try to cram in as much as they can. Many people who blame young violenc

Exams affect the learning in classrooms just as much as they do at homes many teachers are supposed to teach students interesting ways to learn the material needed to move on to the next grade level but when it comes to the end of the semester teachers are sometimes more focused on teaching students how to pass the exams rather than teaching the course material....
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