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Friday, 5 December 2014

Essay 50 (Exam Stress and Creativity)







Most education systems rely on examinations to encourage children to study, but as a result, children suffer from too much stress and they never learn to be creative.  Therefore, exams should be abolished.  To what extend do you agree or disagree?

As a method of motivating students to take education seriously, examinations do exert a certain amount of stress on them.  However, this does not affect their creative development and hence, there is no need to abolish examinations.

To start with, unlike common perception, examinations these days are not all about rote learning and memorising, but also encouraging children to research and form their own opinions about various topics.  For example, in language and literature examinations children are often asked about their views about  a novel or poem.  This encourages them to read books more seriously and develop their own perspectives.  Similarly, in science practical examinations, students are required to conduct experiments and arrive at new findings.  Activities like these clearly show that examinations can enhance the creative abilities of children.

Moreover, even if examinations result in a certain level of anxiety or pressure, it should only be considered reasonable as they would inspire students to work harder to have a sense of achievement.  In other words, a fair amount of tension helps children to make greater efforts for achieving higher grades or marks.  Researches have proved that stress can produce favourable chemicals in the body, like adrenalin to help body to aim higher.

On the other hand, examinations do lead to excess stress in certain children, which is mainly due to lack of preparation or pressure from family members or teachers to perform well.  Moreover, a certain amount of rote learning is involved in examinations which can reduce the creativity of children to some extent.  Nonetheless, proper guidance and counselling can help children to handle their exam related anxieties successfully.  Moreover, more innovative ways of conducting tests to reduce the need for memorising can help children to enhance their creative abilities.

In conclusion, it unreasonable to ban examinations because they play a very vital role in helping children to approach studies with greater earnestness.  It also helps to develop their imaginative expressions rather than suppressing them.

1 comment:

max narziss demian said...

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To begin with, slackening/softening the credit cards application policies is a tricky move made by banks in order to delude people to the notion that, with the aid of a credit card, they can buy things which normally they can't afford. Furthermore, banks are promoting the use of credit cards to induce people that using credit cards is a regular way of doing their day to day transactions. Apart from the notion that, remaining indebted to the banks is not a wise practice, it is also not practical to spend the money you don't possess at the very moment. On the contrary, banks prefer their customer to be indebted, thus they will be able to profit from the interest money.

Secondly, inability to repay the money indebted puts many people into difficult situations. Most people who possess credit cards are regularly spending more money that they own, thus they are not able to manage their day to day finance without relying on credit cards anymore. Eventually, these people go bankrupt, and suffer from depression, anxiety, and on some occasions, commit suicide as a consequnce of their difficult economic condition.

On the other hand, credit cards have enabled people to handle their financial emergencies resulting from unexpected situations such as accidents or illnesses. As an example, due to an unforeseen illness, people may have to spend some amount of additional money that they don't have temporarily. Credit cards on these circumstances could be actually usefull for individuals.

As conclusion, common folk should be informed against the nasty policies adopted by banks to encourage them spend more than they earn. Additionally, people should also refrain from irresponsible spendings, and should take assistance from governments regarding financial management if it is necessary.