Friday, December 10, 2010
Exams are BS.
Exams are cruel and unusual punishment. You want to know who excels at exams? People who are good at taking them. They don't measure knowledge of the class, only what someone memorizes last minute and regurgitates it back up on the exam. What about those who are not good test takers? We are the ones that are punished. We may know the material, but when it's in ABCD form, its like I'm looking at a game of Who Want's to be a Millionaire? and I wanna take my $200 and leave. Shouldn't a grade depend on what the student did all semester? I don't even remember what I ate for lunch yesterday, how will I remember what socialist created which theory and why? This is cruel and unusual punishment. It's hurting students, teachers, and our school system. We need a reform that significantly reduces the points an exam is worth. If a huge project was 100 points and took 3 weeks to do, that should be worth more points than a 70 question exam that I took in an hour in a half and is worth 200 points. Do the math. Doesn't seem right does it. Our school systems are academically abusing us.