Monday, June 21, 2010

On exams

Exam phobia is common among students. Some students will shudder at the thought of having to sit for an exam, especially public ones such PMR, SPM and STPM. Whatever they have crammed into the heads refuse to come out when answering exam questions in the exam hall, thanks to the phobia that they experience.

If we don't have to sit for exams and just study for the joy of it, how nice it will be for the students. I personally do not fear exams as I treat them as part of the course of life we have to go through. Bearing in mind that exams are set to test what students know and not what they do not know, they must set in such a way that they should be able to pass them if they study according to the lessons taught to them. Many a time, you will find that some examiners set their questions to test what students are unable to answer, until the questions ask them for opinions or ways to solve problems that they have some inkling of what to do.

I have yet to see a day when exams will be a thing of the past.

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