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Should examinations be removed?

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Started: 4/18/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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leoprince

Pro

Round 1: Stand
Round 2: Reasons
Round 3: Rebuttal and Conclusion

Stand: Examinations should be removed.
Bailey1213

Con

Stand: Examinations should remain.
Debate Round No. 1
leoprince

Pro

I would like to thank BradK and lannan13 for pointing out the need to define examination. Examination is a formal test of a person's knowledge or proficiency in a subject or skill. I feel that examinations cause stress and worry to students. They may also feel less capable and discouraged if they receive a poor grade. With no examinations, they will have less expectations piled on them. This way, they will be able to be more motivated to study, without the worries of performing badly. Students in countries like Singapore and Japan have many students who are sleep deprived as they study till the wee hours. Lack of sleep is detrimental to a person's health. Also, there is no way to tailor every educational system or examination to meet the learning preference of each student. Surprise tests can be conducted to test a student's knowledge and grasp of the subject instead of a examination where students have to study round the clock to prepare.
Bailey1213

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
leoprince

Pro

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Bailey1213

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by BradK 3 years ago
BradK
Examination could mean either a final examination with a 50% to 100% weight, or it could mean a mid-course test that's only worth a few percent of a grade. I think it would be helpful to clarify which type of test they are talking about.
Posted by lannan13 3 years ago
lannan13
Define exams.
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