Exams: Real Indication of Ability
by: Leah Ann B. Reyta BSED-2 (English)
Before being a licensed teacher or a public lawyer, one must have to take Licensure Examinations. These exams will determine if the knowledge of an examinee is already qualified to be in the professionhe or she studied for years. After that the passers will now face the reality of life but the question is, do they have enough ability and skill that the licensure exam raised to them?
According to Webster Dictionary, an examination is a test given to determine knowledge, ability, skills, and etc. As a student, exams are already a part of the school life. Since the day we entered an institution, there are already that entrance examinations. Really, exams are inevitable. We faced that written and oral exams. Both designed to determine our capabilities, strengths and weaknesses.
After every grading period of a school year or quarter of a semester, here come those nerve-wracking and burdensome examinations. I know that almost all of us have this jittery and tensed feeling during exams. One of the reason is that, we, students, fear on what will be asked and how the teachers constructed the examination questionnaires. Also, the teachers tend to use different types of tests so students really need to have that sponge-like mind to absorb almost everything in the lessons. And because of these exams, our mentors can measure or determine how far we have absorbed the lessons.
Exams are given to determine a student's capacity. During exams, you can see the prepared and the one who studied very well. You can identify the students who have that better memories than the rest. For an examination covers many topics, an instructor can tell who really exerted time and effort to study and review the lessons. Certain types of exam are being used to determine our capacity either mentally or manually.
On the other side, examinations may also deceive others while ithide one's ability. We all know that for us to be able to pass a test one must possess that Einstein-like brain or Galilean intelligence but we sometimes forgot the fact that there are students who are not good in mental or thinking skills rather excel more in manual or manipulative activities. They may be that slow-learners but deep-inside there are those talents waiting to be unleashed. One good example is about the very famous, ever-successful, and philanthropist Bill Gates, the owner of Microsoft Corporation. Back in his college years, his professors often discourage and told him that he will only be nothing. He even decided to drop-out while he was in junior year in college and chose to devote himself in Microsoft, the thing that his teachers refer to as nothing but waste of time and just a junk. But because of his knowledge, perseverance and promising skills about computers, Bill Gates is now one of the richest people in the world.
Exams may determine our grade inside the school but the tests and trials of life is nothing compared to our written or oral exams.
In the reality, we will not be graded on how clever we answer to an interview, or on what is the rating of our board exams. Knowledge may be one of the factors to be successful but let me tell you something from a German philosopher and poet named Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; he said “There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy”. Think about it.