Exams can be detrimental to a student because of the burden of study and preparation. Many students don’t know how to study or prepare for exams efficiently and if there is more than one exam due to take place, a student may dedicate more time to one module than they would the other. This can result in a student falling behind in important aspects of the course. Most courses have some element of continuous assessment which can sometimes help students to do better in their exams because the final grade doesn’t rely solely on that one exam. I believe that continuous assessment should be incorporated heavily into college and that exams should carry a lower percentage of the final grade.

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