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Could video games have an impact on our exam scores?

Asked by: pencilpusher
  • Less time spent socialising with fellow students, or studying for the exams, the less prepared you'll be for the exams and life generally.

    This is more of a theory then an opinion. But I do believe that far too many people spend more then they should in video games these days, avoiding fellow students and school work. If you need a break from school, find a group of friends to play and have fun with I say, play games with them, or better yet, find a romantic partner. There's much needed exercise in all of those things. It also combats depression and loneliness. The studies show that video games increase your aptitude. A friend of mine from school played video games a lot, and he became an air force pilot. Then again, he was violent and impulsive, and I think he just joined the air force to have an excuse to hurt people. So it looks like video games increase aptitude, or maintains it, but it does not encourage people to think about life and examine real problems. I've become convinced that psychology has brought us to the point where gaming has become an excuse for many people with spectrum disorders to avoid life all together. In terms of good and bad, it's bad that people are not as social, but good that they are not banging their heads in a wall. Sometimes people just need space.

  • Gaming has it's benefits.

    Gaming has been shown to improve problem solving skills, multi-tasking , reasoning, memory, et cetera. While I understand that too much of anything is inherently bad, too much water will drown you after all, there are still benefits to it that can prove beneficial in an exam environment. So long as you're still setting aside time for study and not just slacking off, which can be accomplished with any medium, then the occasional game could actually help you ace the test.

  • This is a stupid argument.

    Suggesting that video games impact on a child's results in school is like saying that collecting coins, or watching movies, impacts your results in school. Video games are a hobby, not a life style. Despite this, I know that many people are using video games excessively, and that impacts their scores. It's not the games that do it, it's the lack of restraint.

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  • Video Games are not what people think of them

    Video games are a way to get your mind off of things because exams are a pretty big deal and you study for about 18 hours straight. The problem with that is that it's natural that u start stressing over what you've learned and you need a break but you keep on saying no to yourself, convincing yourself not to take a break which can cause forgetting a lot of stuff you've learned. So yes i do think that video games can be good for a break of 1 or 2 hours


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Minato says2015-08-23T16:19:54.087
Admittedly, It will make significant impacts including negative and positive ones. These impacts depend on genres of video games and the ways that students make use of it. It is my personal belief that we can manipulate how students allocate their time playing game and restrict types of games providing positive effects.