- Feb 1, 2008
I guess another point to consider is that time limits can actually really help your writing, they force you to be really tight and succinct with your expression.
i disagree with that.... limiting the content means disadvantaging those that write larger then others and people can manipulate the system you propose and simply write smaller.I absolutely agree with the notion that the time limit should be virtually removed from examinations, or at least the time allowed should be extended to about 1.5 times the amount of time that the teachers deem as being appropriate for an average person complete the exam. In such a case, those who:
1. Are unlucky enough to have to use the bathroom during the exam,
2. Are slow at writing,
3. Prefer to write their responses with pride and quality in the absence of pressure instead of rushing through the exam and treating it as a race against the clock,
will not be disadvantaged. However, in exchange for that, the amount of content each student are allowed to write must be limited to prevent causing too much chaos for the markers. For example, a limit should be placed on how many pages one is allowed to write for each section in an English exam. By limiting how much space is allowed rather than the time allowed, students would definitely be able to produce responses to questions with much higher quality, as time limits create stress, which hinders the quality of work. Under this system, people should also be allowed to leave the exam centre at any time after they are finished.
Having each exam allowing students an amount of time which is just slightly more than what the teachers deem as an appropriate amount of time to complete the exam is ridiculous, because being unlucky enough to have to use the bathroom just once during the exam could easily lead to the student failing to complete the exam.
lol. this fails on so many levels, how can you penalise people on the way they write? i know some people who write incredibly small and other people write heaps bigger. they removed the writing style from the marking criteria in 2001 i think so you cant be penalised on how you write. unless its totally illegible and they cant give you marks simply because they dont know what you're saying.In that case, a minimum handwriting size should be required for the examinations, and marks should be deducted for every instance in which words are written smaller than what is expected.
QFTThe potential of incredibly slow people.
Absolutely pointless to remove a time limit on exams.
I was able to create on the spot extended responses in English just about within the time limit, however people resort to prepared essays and yet time is still an issue for them?
This is laughable.