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Just before an exam this week, someone said something to me when I was worried if I had revisded enough...and so I send this to all those worried that they have not done wnough revision...

"Exams are a measure of ability...If you are able you will do well...if you are not able, you will not"

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I find that exams are becoming too much a test of ability of memory, rather than a test of ability of application.

Looking at the formula book for Maths, I appriciate that you don't have to learn everything, but theres still alot that you have to submit to memory in terms of certain formulas.
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I agree with Expression, I know people that are endlessly able but are too lazy to revise and so underachieve horrifically. How does that fit into your theory exactly?
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i am constaly underachieving.
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I agree that exams do not measure intelligence, they measure memory. I have a twin brother + we have almost identical IQs- however he feels that he does not meet his full potential in exams + i have good exam technique- thus leading to a dramatic difference in our grades. If exams were purely about intelligence then we would obviously acheive very similar grades.

also people are good in different areas- some subjects (eg. maths + physics) are said to be much harder then others- but i personally find them easier- it just depends how your brain works. universities and employers are never going to know whether you chose the right subjects for you- and lets face it so much can effect your decision-like a rubbish teacher.

rant over...
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^^^ that unregistered user was me- i never remember to log in (proving my point that exams don't measure stuff like common sense - of which i have very little)
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Originally posted by Expression
I find that exams are becoming too much a test of ability of memory, rather than a test of ability of application.

Looking at the formula book for Maths, I appriciate that you don't have to learn everything, but theres still alot that you have to submit to memory in terms of certain formulas.
*knows exactly what you mean*
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