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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1QA The Cedar Rapids Gazelte: Thurs.. April 25. 197J What Young People Think, Students Doubt Final Exam's Value By Nancy Gilbert Gilbert Youth Service The majority of today's young people report that they have final exams in school, but add that they feel these exams are unneces- sary, according to a recent survey. Three fourths of those polled said they have final exams and almost all of these college and high school students said that their grades depend on how well they do on these exams. About a fourth of those whose grades depended on finals felt that this form of grading was good, while nearly twice that number fell it was not. Most of those whose grades did not depend on finals felt, nevertheless, that this was a fair grading sys- tem. Show Learning Of those surveyed, 47 per- cent thought that exams were important to show what they've learned; [wa'tit said they were mil. and the rest gave nn opinion. The students offered varied reasons as to why they believed exams were important or unimportant in evaluating what limy have learned. "It is ihe only way to be able to ascertain who has learned what and how well." says Bruce Dawson. 22. of Springfield, Mo. "1 feel exams are impor- tant to show that you have learned, but they should not be used in the traditional way to determine says Ines Daniels, 18, of Belleville. N..I. Applying Knowledge "Exams only show what a student has or hasn't memorized, not how well he or she can apply the knowledge they says Edie Bernard, 19, of Santa Ana, Calif. "It is ridiculous to try and a whole semester of work in one test; few can remember all there is to remember." says Keith Loehr. 20, of Dalton. Mass. "Exams only serve to show what a student has memorized, not particularly what he's learned or to what benefit the course has said Edward Hardly. 20, of Santa Ana. Calif. Several students went on to explain how they prepared for these exams. "1 study for about three days, going over and over my says Angel J'limson. Hi. of Metairie. "I stay up all night before an exam to study." says Cindy Defosier. 15. of Worcester. Mass. "Usually I study with friends for about one or two nights before a big says Karen Xynii, 15. of Mayfield Heights, Ohio. "I cram. Who says William Buekstine, 21. .of Seneca Falls, N.Y. "I will usually stay up for the night before a big test so all the facts are fresh in my mind 1 see the test paper." says Ira Block, 16, of Mayfiold Heights. Forty percent of the students said they felt ungraded (pass-fail) classes will be the rule in the future, fill percent did not and 10 uereent gave no answer Pole Slips Mind Of Road Crew BISHOPS 1TCI1INGTON, "Obviously the lane cannot England (UPI) When high- lx> opened until it's removed." way crews leveled, widened. a spokesman from the Bishops resurfaced and generally nc.njngton surveyor's office facelifted a street they did a fine job except for one tiling. 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