Originally Posted by benchmark00
What I've found to be unrealistic is closed book exams. One of my degrees comprised of mostly closed books, but it's complete horse **** in most instances. How many times are you going to be closed off from the entire world with no resources at your disposal and you're then required to solve a problem.
Also, I see no point in schools making kids do manual long division and all that ****. Use a calculator ffs.
Yeah agreed. Closed-book exams test how good you are at exams, not your aptitude for a particular field of work or your knowledge of the material or anything. I'm sure there's a massive correlation between how comfortable a student feels writing for 3 hours by hand and how well they do on exams.
Exams in subjects like english are the worst too. A subject that is meant to expand your ability to closely read and analyse a text, tested by taking the text away and seeing how well you remember it. Makes sense.