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.