Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011
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by Amber Bishop
It’s exam week here again at St. James. Students are exhausted more than usual, and everyone wants to get it over with. However, there are a few bright sides to exams.


For the most part, students and teachers aren’t excited for exams. They are boring, sometimes unfair, and to some students, pointless. Everyone agrees they are boring. That’s just the essence of exams. Some people think we shouldn’t be judged based on one big test, but by our performance in that class. A few students don’t care about exams. They think they are pointless, and they don’t even try.

“The bright side is that it’s the start of a new semester,” said sophomore Tessa Smith.

I know some students that hate their current classes and can’t wait to get out, so the exam is kind of something to look forward to. Also, some teachers give out rewards for doing good on the exam. They might reward students individually or as a whole.

“I think that although they are pushed too hard, they are an integral part testing how far we’ve come throughout the year,” said sophomore Robert Shepley.

I think that exams are important, but still really boring. It’s good to do well on them now because colleges look at those exam scores, and they judge you based on how well you do.

7 comments:

  1. I think that exams are pretty important how else are teachers gonna be able to tell what information you retained while in thier class.

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  2. I'm glad exams are over but now I have to deal with math class!

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  3. I love exams, I think they are the best way to truly show all we've learned throughout our semester. So yeah, go exams!

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  4. Exams make me nervous. I hope i get over it...

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  5. This was really good.

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  6. I liked this entire work Amber! It was really nice to see that you've become more comfortable with Opinion writing, it isn't hard as long as you're feeling strongly about the subject one way or another. I remember when you had to write in this section for an edition of print and how didn't know what to do at the time, but that simply goes to show how far you have come! This was by the book, and I appreciate the interesting quotes. There placement may be a huge aspect, but that is I admired about them. You presented each side of the issue well. Like I said I knew you could do great writing, and you are just that! This was the way to go out with a bang! If you're ever back in the class I'll look forward to more of these!

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  7. i cant wait for my final, exams. i know its a crazy thing to say buuuut i cant wait to be out of here

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