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who would prefer all exams to be modular instead of linear? watch

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    coursework sucks because everyone cheats. modules suck because you don't learn it as well and it makes exams easier.
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    Yes, it would make exams much easier and they are easy enough already... learning 1/4 of a subject for any particular exam session would be worthless; you learn little academically, you don't learn it in the long-term and don't build a collective knowledge in the same way you do in a linear fashion.
    Also defeats the point of exams in many (most?) subjects which build on knowledge built throughout the year.
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    Remember - Modular syllabae makes exams easier, but it devalues the grades as a result....

    LINEAR all of the way!!
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    All linear because modular has some negative connotations. (i.e. being slightly easier as you do exam as soon as you learn work).

    Doing normal makes you learn it all
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    a) this way i have an advantage - good memory, better at remembering stuff
    b) I don't perform nearly in well as the January exams (A-levels you can take exams in Jan or June) as it doesn't feel like exam season and i don't get in the mood
    c) over exams i get stressed and either stop eating or comfort eat... it can't be healthy to do that 4 times a year!! :p:
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    I prefer linear because I think that some of the questions asked on the modular are too specific and designed to trip you up. On saying that, i only did the multiple choice science double award aqa modular, so I don't really know, but in the final exam I felt like it was a better test of my overall scientific knowledge, rather than what I had learned over a few weeks for the modulars.
 
 
 
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