Why are studies or exams important in our lives?

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Studies and exams can be important for several reasons.

1.  Retention of knowledge-- Studying and learning the material for your classes is important, because this knowledge will form the foundation for higher level skills and abilities later on. 

2.  Synthesis of material learned-- Many times exams represent the pinnacle of the learning process, the highest level of learning.  The exam becomes the student's opportunity to bring all of the material they have learned together and process that information to combine all their knowledge on the subject into some sort of meaningful response, like an essay or research based test.  The measure of your success or failure on an exam reveals your true retention and depth of understanding of the subject matter. 

 

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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They help test the amount of knowledge we have, and based on the result of the exams we are able to tell how much harder we need to work to reach a goal.

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kevin0001 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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Studies are important because they let you learn a lot of things that you wouldn't normally learn yourself. Studies can help you succeed in life and get a good job. Exams help you test your skills so that you can know how well your studies help you. It lets you use your studies as a final test to see if you can use them well. If you study and pass your exams, then it will ensure you a good future.

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crystaltu001 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I think that it is important because it tests you on what you have learned and what you have remembered in class while learning that topic or subject. Studies are important because it helps you learn things and remember them so you can use what you learned in the future.

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Wiggin42 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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Academics is important to your life because it will help you grow as a person and give you an appreciation for the world around you. It will give you cultural competency and broaden your mind. Of course, the more tangible reason is that it will help you get a good job in the future and enable you to support yourself.

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chrisyhsun | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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Studies are important because they enrich our lives and give us the necessary tools to become good, contributing citizens in society. College studies especially provide us with the knowledge and skills we will most likely use in our future career(s). From there, high school can be described as the lead-in for college, middle school for high school, and elementary school for middle school.

Exams are important for two main reasons - 1) they give us extra incentive to complete the studies (important because of the explanation above) and 2) they test our comprehension of our studies. Without the added pressure of an exam looming around the corner, many students would undoubtedly find it difficult to swallow their distaste for their most disliked textbook. Without tests, many students would also believe they completely understand the information even if they only have a very cursory understanding or in reality have some key concept incorrect. Tests help standardize our learning to make sure everyone understands the Pythagoras theorem (and everything else we have been tested on) as the same theorem.

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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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In a way these can help you remember more items in a short amount of time and know how to apply these as well. This would also be very helpful in college and can prep you for the future. With the pass or fail, it determines if you understand the concept. 

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