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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa ■JOA The ^pdar Rapids fiazptte: Thurs., April 25. 1^71 - What Young People Think, Students Doubt Final Exam's By Nancy Gilbert Gilbert Youth Sen ice The majority of today s young people report that they have final exams in school, hut add that they feel these exams are unnecessary, 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 felt it was not Most of those whose grades did not depend on finals felt, nevertheless, that this was a fair grading system Show Learning Of those surveyed, 47 percent thought that exams were important to show what they’ve learned; 45 percent said they were not, and the rest gave no opinion The students offered varied reasons as to why they believed exams were important or unimportant in (‘valuating what they have learned. "It is the only way to be able to ascertain who has learned what and how well,” says Bruce Dawson. 22, of Springfield, Mo. "I feel exams are important to show that you have learned, but they should not be used in the traditional way to determine grades.” says Ines Daniels, 18. of Belleville. N.J. Applying Knowledge "Fxams only show what a student has or hasn’t memorized, not how well he or she can apply the knowledge they have.” says Bdle Bernard. 19, of Santa Ana, (alif. “It is ridiculous to try and get 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 Value been.” said Edward Hardly. 20. of Santa Ana, Calif. Several students went on lo explain how they prepared for these exams. "I study for about three days, going over and over my notes,” says Angel Johnson. IO. of Metairie. 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Who doesn't?” says William Buekstine, 21, of Seneca Falls, N Y “I will usually stay up for the night before a big test sa all the facts are fresh iti my mind when I see tile test paper,” says Ira Block, bi, of Mayfield 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 IO percent gave no answer BISHOPS ITOHINGTON, England (UPI) - When highway crews leveled, widened, resurfaced and generally facelifted a street they did a fine job — except for one thing. They forgot to remove a 15-foot telephone pole from the center of the street. he (ipened until it’s removed.” a spokesman from the Bishops Itchington surveyor s office said. “We hope to take it down later this week.” a post office spokesman said. SPRING PLANTING HEADQUARTERS 4241 Johnson Ave. N.W.    one    $top    Garden    Shop    For cedor Rapids9f^rtter^o years All Your Yard and Garden Needs rRUIT -. 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NURSERY I NC, Open 8 to 5 Daily Sunday 9 to 4 ,4241 Johnson Ave. NW Next to Hoover School 363-8219 Unusual Shrubs & Trees for a Distinctive Yard • Golden Rain Tree • Kousa Dogwood • Magnolia Stellata • Magnolia Soulangeana • Viburnum Mariesii, Viburnum Carles • Viburnum Carlcephalum - Pink and White • Flowering Dogwood • Red Japanese Shrub Maple • Hardy Boxwood ;