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StormyPru
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Oxior
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Marks scored by students do not reflect their true knowledge

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Started: 2/22/2020 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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StormyPru

Pro

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Oxior

Con

Although marks do not reflect a students true knowledge and i agree with your argument, Depending on what subject a student is being tested. It is still important to know how much time and effort they spent on understanding a particular subject. Some students are good academically, Some are not. What i do know is that it is only a test of a students knowledge at a superficial level, A deep knowledge of the subject would mean that you are able to simplify complex topics and apply them to your day to day life. Your scores really don't matter if it is not applied in the real world setting.
Debate Round No. 1
StormyPru

Pro

Thanks for replying.

First of all, I do not believe that exams do reflect the true knowledge as there are many people who have got more IQ than what appears in exams. Many people just mug up and vomit on the answer sheet without gaining any true knowledge.
Also, Knowledge is something which is very vast. It is not confined to bookish knowledge only. The definition of knowledge is the skills you acquire through experiences. The exams only test the bookish knowledge and not the true knowledge. In fact, No exam is competent enough to test the vast range of topics under knowledge.

These are my views. Anxiously waiting for your reply.

Thanks!
Cheers!
Oxior

Con

A pretty solid argument.

But books are the accumulation of "true knowledge" since the beginning of recorded history. Although i am generalizing, It is still a fact that books have always allowed humanity to learn what is known. Also the definition of "knowledge" is when the individual is aware of the information. The true knowledge that you speak of is called wisdom, Which is "the combination of knowledge and experiences into insights that deepen ones understanding of relationships and the meaning of life. "

To put it simply, Knowledge is a tool and wisdom is the craft in which the tool is used. Also exams are only competent in the specifics but not knowledge as a whole. Plus it is difficult to test wisdom because it is based on application that cannot be measured on paper.

https://www. Quora. Com/Is-there-a-test-for-wisdom-like-there-is-for-intelligence-IQ

Let me know if i missed anything. Cheers!
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Monica16 1 year ago
Monica16
On the one hand, Marks scored by students don't reflect their true knowledge or really the intelligence you have, But on the other hand is necessary measure in some way the knowledge or level of achievement of the education that is being received. If you had a bad qualification in your score doesnt define you as a person who does not know. However, When you are already preparing for a profession it is important that the information is handled very well.
Posted by anc2006 1 year ago
anc2006
Well more or less it does. The test is not meant to just be a stress, It is about how much of the tested material you know.
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