Monday, April 11, 2011

Exams - A Quicky Affair

What do you think about exams? Do they really serve as a method where schools or other institutions use to measure a student's learning experience? Or have they become a different form of disenfranchisement? Most countries are entertained by the idea of tests as a system to determine the capacity of students. It lacks comprehension in most cases. You mean to tell me that my life rests on a series of examinations and that may determine what I do for the rest of my life? Your life paths may as well be concentrated in these short hours. Maybe ritalin should be sold over the counter after all. Or NZT in the movie "Limitless" would be perfect. If not, there is always alcohol. :) Please drink responsibly and in moderation. Before this this becomes a rant. I must retain that they are not complains. For too many times people have been written off. Their talents gone unrecognized. Well... while our school system are not perfect it seems like aptitude will continue to be measured in 2-3 hour sessions at a time.

1 comment:

  1. Education at sfu is way too theoretical.
    everyone becomes memorizing machines with little to no practical skills.

    I definitely agree we shouldn't be judged based on a 2-3 hour test. The learning experience is much more crucial than the final grade result.