Exams Are Unfair Assessments of Progress
ability. They believe that students’ ability can be judged depending on the
for exams can help students review and absorb the things they have learned.
are unfair assessments of progress are: the effects of pressure, the reliability
of the exam result and the purpose of study.
First of all, exams cause too much pressure for students. Some students
commit suicide before they take an exam because they do not have self-confidence
to face to the exam. Some students commit suicide after their exams because they
their parents. In addition, many students usually forget all of the things that
they have already learned when they are taking their exams because they are too
nervous, but they can remember all the things again after they finish their
exams. Also, many students suffer insomnia because they are too worry about
their exams. They do not have enough sleep, so they can not do well in their
Secondly, the exam results of the students are not reliable. Some
cheating papers to their answer sheets. Although their answers are correct, they
appear in the exams and only study that part of the course material. They can
get good results in their exams without studying hard if they are lucky.
Furthermore, many students get poor results in the exams because they do not
have enough time to finish the exam papers, but not because they don’t know the
answers. The marking standard of examiners is also very unsteady. Sometimes, the
Last of all, the original purpose of studying is distorted. It is not
the right way that people only study for exams. The worst thing is that people
do not do anything else except studying for their exams.
In conclusion, I agree that exams are unfair assessments of progress
because the pressure caused by exams is too large, the result of exams is
work done by students is a fairer way for rating progress.