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我对考试的看法(My View On Exams)

我对考试的看法(My View On Exams)
    Exams seem to become part of our life, from element -ary schools to universities, even to work units. It's hard to imagine that a student can succeed without undergoing any exam. As a relatively equal measure to select excellent people in a certain field, exams are regarded as an urge for students to pursue further success. Meanwhile, the disadvantage of exams are also obvious.
    To begin with, it leads people to focus on exam skills instead of knowledge itself. How to assess a person? A simple answer may be to judge on the mark he has got in the exam. How do we prove ourselves as talented people? The common way is to get high scores. And many people find that dealing with exams is easier than dealing with education. So they prefer to get high marks by enhancing exam techniques rather than studying a subject systematically.
    As a result, exams lower teaching standards. Teachers often teach students the way to work out testing questions but seldom encourage and guide them to solve practical problems. When I was in high school, I often got high marks in physics. While on a summer morning, the fan in my home didn't work. With high self-confidence, I volun- teered to examine what's wrong with it. To my dismay, I couldn't even understand its circuit diagram, let alone fix it. Suddenly I felt dejected for myself and the system of education. I was puzzled for what I'd really learned .The same thing happened when I entered the university. In the entrance exam, I got the high score of 136 (the full score was 150 ) in English. Thus, without hesitation, I chose English as my major, for I believe that English was my forte. But I was wrong. What I mastered exactly was "deaf " and "dumb" English. I could not express English correctly in oral and written form. So I became a victim of the current exam system. I determined to take the development of my practical abilities as my essential purpose in the university.
    Finally, exams often cause psychological pressure. Many students suffer from bad health and a few even commit suicide. Because they think they are not as well as others, without good marks.
    Therefore, we must have an objective attitude to exams. We should pay enough attention to their dark side and seek proper methods to reform them step by step. I think a rational exam system is what all of us expect.
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