I have decided that revision is cheating as it gives the nerdy students an unfair advantage.
Now I know people are thinking prospective employers are looking for people who have shown they can work hard as well as people who are capable academically. But revision is unlimitied, within reason, and so doesn't give an indication of how much was due to the person's academic ability and how much of their qualification was due to how hard they work. I think academic institutions like universities should be there as a test of a person's academic capability not how hard they work. The business world requires hard work and so maybe people intent on spending their lives working should go straight there.
Obviously if you did no work you would learn nothing but if you do more work than everybody else you have an unfair advantage.
Anyway I have an exam tomorrow and its too boring to be revising for. Funny how I formulated my theory today isn't it?
How is revision cheating when you don't know what the questions will be in the exams? Revision is just going other stuff that you have been taught throughout the year. But yea, I do agree that cramming loads of info into your LTM the night before an exam is bad. Some people who do that do better in the exams than those who have been planning for months. I might have considered myself one of those on one occasion.
Interesting... I guess exams test how much you crammed in the night before rather than what you actually know. How much of the stuff you revised for the exam are you likely to remember afterwards?
if ppl are intelligent but are not willing to work hard then they are not of much use in jobs. i would consider these kind of ppl as quite egotisical and resting on their laurels
most ppl who work hard are also intelligent because they know that hard work is the way to suceed - esp if you have a bad memory
tho there are some ppl who could do well in exams without revising - this is not the majority - personally if you can do well without revising its probably cause you have a better memory
An ex-employer of mine asked me if I would like to return to his accounts department once I have finished my engineering degree. At the time I thought why would he want an engineering graduate to be an accountant as well as thinking he obviously doesn't know why I'm going to uni!
But really any graduate with a good degree has shown that they are capable of thinking as well as practiced at it. It's not the knowledge I would aquire that he was interested in it was the ability to think and concentrate that one gains going to university. The more revision you do the better to some extent you will become at this and so doing nothing for three or four years is pointless. However, I think that there is a limit to how much you will gain simply by doing problem after problem within the same subject. I think you will perform better in exams but I dont think you will become a better thinker if you do similar questions over and over.
Much better is to look into other subject and do other things whilst you are at uni but this will give you less time to concentrate on one subject, which may harm your degree, but will benefit you in other ways.