Examinations are a common way to examine students ‘knowledge and abilities of subject at school all over the world. Some people disagree that examinations create competition prepare students for life and should not be abolished. However, experts say that examinations do not measure student knowledge. Examinations may have some drawbacks with regards to pressuring students ‘health; However, in my opinion, examinations should not be abolished, because examination motivates students study hard, helps students to know weaknesses and strengths and give feedback to teachers.
One main reason examinations should not be abolished is that examinations motivate students to study hard. For example, students need good grades to get progress levels and to get into university, so student must study hard for that. Also, it is competing with each other for better grades. High grades make them feel better about themselves and increase confidence. Another reason examination should not be abolished is that it helps students to know their weaknesses and strengths of the subject and tell students what they need to improve on.
Examinations test students’ abilities in a subject. Thus, students can know what weaknesses and strengths are and if they want to improve their weaknesses they can practice more at home. A final reason is that examinations are good way for teachers to get the feedback of the students’ progress. Examinations are one way for teachers to know how much do students understand the subject and how to help students to improve more, so teacher can design specific exercises for students.
In conclusion while examinations may have some drawbacks with regards to pressuring students’ health. I believe that they should not be abolished as an examination are great motivator for students; showing students merits, short comings and give teachers feedback of students studies. In my view, students need to practice more before examination and attend classes on time to reduce stress from examinations.