Postponed examination

By Toni
@toniganzon (38631)
Philippines
October 25, 2012 4:50am CST
Would you rejoice if the scheduled examination for today was cancelled? Today is my son's periodical examination day and it was cancelled because there's a typhoon in the city where we live in. Since it's already the semestral break, the examination will resume on the 5th when they come back. I don't like it when the examination got cancelled or postpones. For me, it only prolongs the agony and I won't be able to have fun during vacation time, thinking there's still a test waiting for me the moment i get back to school What about you?
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@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
25 Oct 12
Yes you are right, it prolong the agony of the students. I remember my accounting professor, when most of the class won't submit the questionnaire after the given period, she said "pass you papers, it will only prolong your agony" In my opinion I don't like also the examination cancelled, it means I need to study again. Now it's vacation time, so students will enjoy their time with their friends and families, how can they do that if they still thinking the incoming exams.
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
Yup! Exactly my point.
@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Dec 12
If that was the case, the student don't have any choice except to face the reality.
@GemmaR (8527)
25 Oct 12
I think that it would depend on how well you had prepared for an examination. If you had left your work until the last minute and were worrying about how it was going to go then I am sure that having a little bit of extra time to prepare for it can only be a good thing. If however you were ready for it and you had just the right amount of nerves to get you through the exam then it would only prolong the pain of having to do an exam in the first place. I think that I would much rather do it and get it out of the way.
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
How about the holidays in between that could be a great distraction? There's party everywhere during the halloween. I don't mind the postponement and might probably had rejoiced about it if it were not the semestral break.
@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
25 Oct 12
when i was a student, i also do not like if the examinations are postponed. sometimes i feel contempt when my classmates rejoiced if the professor announces the postponement. i just want to take the exam and get it over with, whether i reviewed for it or not. just like you mentioned, it prolongs the agony, if agony is what you call it. for example in your son's situation. the exam would still be on nov.5. if that were me, i couldn't and wouldn't be able to enjoy my halloween vacation because i would be worrying about that upcoming exam. yes, just like yo mentioned. anyway, just let your son enjoy his vacation. there would still be stock knowledge. and most experts even advise us to take a break before a big exam.
@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
I'm pretty sure my son would ace it again, like he always do.
@gary23 (425)
• India
25 Oct 12
yeah. That's the tone of a mother. But think of the student! I remember how puzzled I used to be the night before examinations with books all over my room. A news of postponed examination would then seem like winning a lottery! Don't worry. This is life. You have to encounter the unexpected.
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
My son is different. He prepares, he always prepares. He was annoyed because he was too excited to take the test. He's having the time of his life now, enjoying his vacation. He's not bothered by the coming test at all. He's confident and i trust him to ace the exams again.
• Philippines
25 Oct 12
I feel the same way toni! Indeed, it does prolong the agony as well as it wastes our time since we have to review and re-read our notes and lessons all over again, especially when the new schedule of examinations would be weeks from now. However, since the downpour was not expected, we cannot do anything about the suspension of classes. Anyway, I wish your son good luck for his up coming periodic exam. :)
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
Yeah right, it's not that we can do something about it. I'm not worried though. I'm pretty sure he would ace the exams again. He was just annoyed that he wasn't able to take two of his favorite subjects.
• Philippines
31 Oct 12
Aww that is soo cute!! I have never heard of a kid before who is excited to take his exams! What is your child'a favorite subjects by the way?
@Shavkat (43723)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
I would be happy. It means I still have more time to prepare for the examinations. It happens for a reason.
@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
To each his own they say. I wouldn't be able to enjoy my vacation then, coz i'll be spending it studying for the coming exam which was supposed to happen before the holidays.
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
26 Oct 12
When I was a student, this kind of postponement would drive me crazy! Some might be happy as it would give them more time to study, but for me I just wanted it to be over. When the weather interferes this way, it creates all manner of other problems as well.
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
I hated it coz it prolongs the agony. The longer i wait, the more i get tensed.
• India
26 Oct 12
During our school and college days we encounter the postponed exams. Mostly exams are postponed due to bad weather like continuous rain, storms and some other unexpected issues. Some persons who don't prepare for the exam will get more enjoyment if the exam is postponed. But this kind of postpone don't give enjoyment to the persons whoever prepared for the exams sincerely. However every student is in need to face this kind of incidents at least once in their school/college days. During my school days, while i am in 9th standard we faced an unexpected rain fall in our place and it continuous around 3 days from Saturday to Monday, due to this heavy rain fall 2 of our exam is postponed, i.e our Monday and Tuesday exams are postponed. But the examination question paper is ready and our teacher kept it in a secret manner. However one of my classmate chased it and spread it out to all the students. Every one is getting good marks in both of the subjects with the help of him and teachers are very much amazed with the students performance. For me, i never enjoy this kind of postponed exams as well as chasing works. Exams are the best way to show our real talent. If the exam will happen in the scheduled date, it will be more fine for me and do it properly based on my knowledge. If the exam is postponed for any reason and get holidays during the scheduled exam time, we don't have the ability to enjoy it. Since we are in need to write the exam and the tension don't allow us to enjoy the leave. I hate this kind of postponed exams which gives more tension and pressure to us. Always i like the have my exams in the scheduled date, it will help us to show our real skills at the same day of the scheduled date with out any delay.
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
If the postponement is only for a couple of days and there's no holidays in between, I wouldn't really mind it. But in my son's case it's the semestral break and he's supposed to be trick or treating during the halloween and not studying for the coming exams.
• United States
26 Oct 12
I see you're point, it would be nice to have it done before vacation. Though, me personally, I would probably appreciate the extra time to prepare and then hopefully get a better grade. I speak for my children as well, because I'd appreciate more time for them to prepare. ALTHOUGH if me or my kids are already prepared, then I'd want to get it over with before we forget the matrial. But as a general rule, I'd probably not be fully prepared a for the test nd I would like the extra time to study. That is if I really did study extra, because I'm a big procrastinator.
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
My son has prepared well for the exams, he always does. Like i said, for me, it's not okay especially when i'm supposed to be enjoying my holidays.
@SIMPLYD (73924)
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
Well, if that happens to me, i would be so happy. I could review more and be really ready. So, how did your son take the postponement? Was he happy or annoyed like you?
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
He was annoyed coz he has prepared for the exams. I would be too because it means he won't be able to enjoy much his vacation because some of it will be spent studying instead of having fun. If it the postponement is only for a couple of days and there's no holidays in between, i wouldn't mind.
@offlimits (601)
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
For me it depends if I really studied or not for that particular exam. Sometimes I'd get upset if I'm already prepared but it gets cancelled. But when I'm not then I'd be more than happy to spend a few days of my vacation to study in depth the things that I should know. I just think of it as a blessing in disguise. Maybe your son needs more time, too :) Good day!
@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
My son always prepares for his exams. He's someone who wouldn't go into a battle unprepared.
@mikyung (2235)
• Philippines
25 Oct 12
I'm somewhat like you. It's my practice not to cram the night or hours before the exams that's why I don't rejoice upon learning that any exams will be postponed or stuff like that. i don't to have another day thinking of the exams. I admit, I learned my lesson, becasue when I was younger, I used to prepare the last minute and it resulted to something that i don't like and unfavorable. I hope you still find a way to enjoy despite the situation. I know that you prepared well, just enjoy the well deserved vacation and have a brief recall or review the night or day before the scheduled exams. Good luck to you.
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
Yes. I think you misunderstood though. I'm no longer a student, but my son is and it was his exam that got postponed and not mine.
@Rick1950 (1481)
• Peru
25 Oct 12
Well, but what would you do if the typhoon doesn't allow that you take the exam? You might be right when you say that you won't have fun by thinking on the test during the vacation, but on the other hand you will have more days to be prepared for the test. Another solution could be that you are able to take the test in other city, but it depends from the education authorities. By the way, the typhon has passed?
@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
I haven't asked my family yet if there's no typhoon anymore. The typhoon is only signal number 2 and it cancelled the classes from grade school to high school only. I'm just glad i'm no longer a student. But if i were, I would still feel very bad not being able to enjoy my vacation. It's really annoying. The problem if there's a vacation is that you get distracted. ESpecialy it's the halloween season, there are a lot of activities. The postponement of the examination would not be helpful at all because if that was taken on the scheduled date then students have prepared for that and would get higher grades. On the postponed date, their score might decrease because the holidays have disrupted them. That's the downside. If i were still a student, i wouldn't mind a couple of days postponement as long as there's no holidays in between.
• Philippines
25 Oct 12
Same here. I think the typhoon is a just a new element but it does affect the exam timeline. At least, if the exam was postponed, you can let your mind wander for a little bit and think rest beofre you take the subject again. However, as much anyone, I would like to get the over with ASAP.
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
Not something i would be rejoicing about if i were still a student. What with all the halloween parties everywhere. I would be surely get distracted.
@mariaperalta (19097)
• Mexico
25 Oct 12
At least it was cancelled for a good reason. I wouldnt worry- you can have it done in a few more days. Take care, see you soon here.
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
Oh i'm not worried. My son is pretty confident he would ace it. But if it were me, it would really annoy me. What with all the parties during the halloween? I would surely get distracted. Thank goodness, my son is not like me.
@alberello (4756)
• Italy
25 Oct 12
Well, I think it's a very annoying thing for all of us, when we have to do an exam, maybe a medical examination, and it will be canceled and postponed to a date to be assigned. I talk about this problem, because one thing inherent in these days is happening to my dear mother. Three times she goes to the hospital for a reservation, three times even moving her that  until 2013! I emphasize, however, that we ourselves, there is no typhoon, maybe in your country, which unfortunately has suffered for this atmospheric phenomenon, there are causes beyond our control.
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
OH i'm sorry to hear that about your mom. Yeah there's always typhoon in the Philippines. Well, I am certain though that my son would still do good in his exams.
@Raine38 (8907)
• United States
25 Oct 12
It depends on how prepared I am, I guess. If I am so ready to take that exam then heck yeah I will be very upset. But if I haven't studied well and I really am not ready to take the exams, then postponing it will be a welcome treat for me, lol!
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
Still wouldn't be for me. Don't want to miss the halloween pre and post parties!
@stanley777 (7176)
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
I think it depends.. if the student is very prepared to take the test.. then yes, it will only prolong the agony. but if the student did not study.. then it will definitely be a joyful day. but usually, student rejoice if a test is postponed especially if it gets cancelled.
@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
Students don't usually rejoice if the postponement is after a vacation. They won't be able to enjoy their vacation in that case. And the chance of getting a higher grade might be shady because of all the distractions during the holidays. It's halloween season and there's a lot of parties and activities. Who would still remember to study during vacation time? If it weren't vacation, I wouldn't mind.
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
Oh yes... it is a different case if the test is going to be taken after a long break.. That would be such a kill joy. Just remind him to study a few days before the school starts, just to refresh his memory.
@koopharper (6032)
• Canada
25 Oct 12
Personally it depends on if I think additional preparation is going to do me any good. Sometimes it's just hopeless. In that case I'd rather just get it over with. No sense stewing about it. I did have an exam postponed two weeks in highschool because of one of the worst blizzards on record. It might have helped. If I recall I passed that one.
@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
Yeah it depends on the person and the situation. I don't like it especially if there's a holiday in between. You see it's halloween and students get distracted with a lot of activities and their mind go off somewhere.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
24 Nov 12
hi, when i was in college i really loved that my examination been cancelled because of some reason,i will rejoice of course because i still have time to review those lesson that includes to the exams,actually all students will love that situation.