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Can taking exams cause much stress on students? There is such thing as exam stress. The stress includes disturbed sleep patterns, tiredness, worrying, irregular eating habits, increased infections, and inability to concentrate (Dunford, 2014). Would our society be better off without final exams? A final exam is an examination administered at the end of an academic term. Neil DeGrasse Tyson once said, “The only way you can invent tomorrow is if you break out of the enclosure that the school system has provided for by the exams written by people who are trained in another generation (year).” What he is trying to say is that we need innovation within our school systems. We cannot base our tests and exams off the same exact thing every single year. Our students are being taught the test and not the actual subject. The tests are normally from a long time ago and they are just re-used and something needs to be changed about that. Our school systems need to start using alternatives to the final exam. There are alternatives to the typical academic testing out there and school systems need to start using other methods to measure the retention and performance of their students. The first thing you need to know about exams are they are causing way too much stress among students of any level of school. Stress is one of the body’s natural responses to something that is threatening or frightening. We all experience this feeling sometime in our lives. Sometimes it can be for a good reason and sometimes the opposite. There is good stress and there is also bad stress. Bad stress can cause you to not perform at your highest level possible and it impairs your abilities (Exam Stress, 2014). Research is showing that college students are stressed t... ... middle of paper ... ...re equalized out, the grade earned only gives a short glimpse of a performance on one day that really could be tested throughout the year with the other alternatives that were listed above. There are so many other ways to test students and children now a days and our school systems need to start innovating. They need to stop using stuff from past years and learn to teach the kids new and more productive ways. Our students are being taught the test and not the actual subject. Our school systems need to start using alternatives to the final exam. There are so many alternatives to the typical academic testing and final exams that are being given. I hope that over the years, in the near future, schools start going away from the exams and use the options of alternatives. It may be generations away, but it would be beneficial to all school systems and future students.
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