Exams, really what is the point?

January 16, 2007 4:22am CST
I have three English Literature exams tomorrow and have been spending much of my time revising. I have books which i have to read over a million times and then remember quotes and terminology. Basically in my exam i will be writing everything i can remember then a couple of days later i will forget it all. This can't be the best way of assessing our work. We are not even asked our own thoughts half the time. To me is seems that if you have a good memory, you will do well. What are your views on exams?
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
16 Jan 07
I agree with you 100%, doing good in school is all about a good memory, they teach you things that have no use to you what so ever after you leave school, unless you want to earn a living doing trivia games, I was absolutely hopeless at school but you know I have friends who even went to university, and I am smarter than them, not in what they have learnt from books but I am smarter in common sense, I learnt that from my Mum and Dad....