Speech On Exams

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Good evening ladies and gentlemen.
Albert Einstein wrote, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
The purpose of this speech is to explain how exams fail to fulfil their purpose of indicating ability. Examinations, by definition, are ‘a formal test of a person’s knowledge or proficiency in a subject or skill’. However, this definition itself is flawed; a student’s ability to pass a test is a shallow assessment of their proficiency in the career they choose to pursue. This brings me to my primary question: Do examinations really provide as an adequate indication of ability?
Imagine a world where intelligence was not limited to the answers students
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To challenge this idea, I would like to argue that exams have caused many students to lose integrity and motivation in their learning. This is evident in the habitual procrastination in schoolwork. Rather than pursuing their work in an academically inquisitive, comprehensive style, they choose to memorise and study purely for the sake of getting good grades. This shows that students can achieve good grades even by studying for short term remembrance – thereby defeating the whole purpose of an examination. Albert Einstein also…show more content…
Exams have caused a lack of enthusiasm in the mindset of scholars and encouraged students to have superficial knowledge which doesn’t last long. At the cost of writing exams are many individuals who do not succeed in a certain profession because they performed poorly on a particular exam. A change needs to be made to the system of education by creating a scheme which encourages students to work consistently and enthusiastically, and offers greater opportunity for each and every student to
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