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anushkaGR8
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tkubok
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open book tests reduce fear from children

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tkubok
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/22/2010 Category: Education
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,783 times Debate No: 12593
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anushkaGR8

Pro

i think that being for ill love to tell my opponent that open book examination tend to create a wider horizon for the children!!!!!!
they no longer are confined to applied books but now have a greater horizon!!!!!
ill leave it to my opponent now!!!
you may please proceed!!
tkubok

Con

First off, i shall thank my opponent for this debate.

I disagree. I believe that open Book tests will increase the fear in children.

Open book tests will essentially make studying, obsolete. It will allow the children to be uncaring about vital tests and examinations, because all the necessary answers are right there in the book. Especially with subjects such as History, practically all the answers are already there. Furthermore, it would increase the likelihood of cheating, of previously prepared answers scribbled in the margins of the books.

This is poor for the child, as he or she will be unable to cope with future tests and examinations. The reason why we are able to instantly recognize certain aspects of different subjects, is because we were forced to memorize them in preparation for exams, and not because we wrote them on a peice of paper, once. This will create fear in the children once they grow up and enter a system of universities where open books are not permitted. Not only will they be ill-equipped to study, as they have never been required to memorize and study for a test, but also, the utter lack of requirement for memorization will hinder the brain in a way that they will not be able to utilize it to its fullest potential. The brain, like any other part of the body, becomes increasingly efficient at memorization with practice.

I would reply to my opponents arguments, had i thought my opponent made one.
Debate Round No. 1
anushkaGR8

Pro

anushkaGR8 forfeited this round.
tkubok

Con

As my opponent has forfeited this round, i have nothing more to say.

Perhaps he should have given himself more than 15 minutes to reply to each round.
Debate Round No. 2
anushkaGR8

Pro

anushkaGR8 forfeited this round.
tkubok

Con

Again, no comments.
Debate Round No. 3
anushkaGR8

Pro

anushkaGR8 forfeited this round.
tkubok

Con

tkubok forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
anushkaGR8

Pro

anushkaGR8 forfeited this round.
tkubok

Con

tkubok forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
8 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 8 records.
Posted by jingzhezhang 6 years ago
jingzhezhang
sorry "her" profile.....
Posted by jingzhezhang 6 years ago
jingzhezhang
It's "she"..... not "he".... look at his profile....
Posted by lovelife 6 years ago
lovelife
Again, I have no clue what the motive is, but I think its intentional.
Posted by tkubok 6 years ago
tkubok
He gave 15 minutes per reply... So stupid.
Posted by lovelife 6 years ago
lovelife
Her other debate is just as pathetic. I'm starting to think she's doing this on purpose.
Posted by tkubok 6 years ago
tkubok
What a failure of a debate.
Posted by Kinesis 6 years ago
Kinesis
What in the...
Posted by lovelife 6 years ago
lovelife
Could you explain a little clearer what your talking about?
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by lovelife 6 years ago
lovelife
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