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Exams should be abolished

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Started: 6/22/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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steven0806

Pro

Exam should be abolished since exams will cause a great pressure to students and this may cause mental illnesses and other serious diseases to them.
tomlangford

Con

I would be happy to embrace this debate. Would it be fair to say that round 1 is the introduction, for round 2 we shall make our points and for round 3 we shall refute each other's points?
And for simplicity's sake shall we define 'exam' as: a formal test of a person's (student's) knowledge or proficiency in a subject or skill.
Debate Round No. 1
steven0806

Pro

thanks for your suggestion and i am happy to accept it.
exams should be abolished, according to a survey done by an university it was stated that 94% of students and teachers would like to abolish exams in school and most of the students and teachers explained that exams would not just only bring pressure to students, it will also bring pressure to their own family.
exams will harm the children's family life and their hatred between the children and their parents will become deeper and deeper, and finally, cases will happen and this will lead to a very terrible ending.
tomlangford

Con

tomlangford forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
steven0806

Pro

nice to see con forfeited this round so i shall do the conclusion. exams should be abolished since they are a disgrace to students and this causes a lot of pressure, i enjoy the debate though and i wish to see you again.
tomlangford

Con

Oh. I'm sorry I forfeited. I suppose this won't be a good debate as Pro won't be able to address what I say in any sense but I'll do it anyway
Firstly Pro states that in a study shown a majority students and teachers would abolish exams without actually linking to it. But forgetting that for a second what does this have to do with academic achievement? Of course exams cause pressure, but that in and of itself doesn't mean they have to be abolished. A better case would be if you proved that the pressure was needless because exams could be replaced with some better, less stressful method but none has been provided. Plus, the world is a stressful place. Placing students in a hug box where they feel completely comfortable and happy is going to very poorly prepare them for the world.
Pro then commits the slippery slope fallacy, asserting that stress felt by students would lead to "a terrible ending" without explain the logical steps to how this could happen or even what such an ending would entail.

Finally I will explain why I think exams are a good idea.
It seems obvious, but exams are important in order to attain how much knowledge the student has on the topic being tested. Especially in higher learning, in order to hand out qualifications there needs to be evidence that the student deserves it and has all the knowledge necessary to have the title the qualification gives them. Tests are a great way to do this as rather than testing 100% of everything on the syllabus, only some is actually tested on but as the student won't know what is to be tested they have to learn it all if they want that good grade. It also gives students times to plan, the ability to spread out their studying and revision. Exams encourage students to excel. Yes they may feel stress, but that is not a reason to stop them, the end result is worth the weeks or months of apprehension.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by F-16_Fighting_Falcon 1 year ago
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Posted by MakeSensePeopleDont 1 year ago
MakeSensePeopleDont
Also, if you have undo stress to yourself and your family because of an exam, outside of SATs or the BAR exam, etc., I would suggest looking within. nut-up or get out bro.
Posted by MakeSensePeopleDont 1 year ago
MakeSensePeopleDont
Bring pressure? Really? If you never feel pressure to perform, how can you be expected to perform successfully in the real world?

Of course teachers and students want to get rid of them, it would make their jobs and the path to graduation easier.

The better survey to take would be to survey CEO's and management level employees with that question. If jobs say learning to deal with pressure and prove your knowledge and skill is useless then hey, you have yourself an argument.

Asking teachers and students is like asking lazy people if they should be required to go to work every day.
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