Exams should be abolished
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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.
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.
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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.
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