In present-day education, testing is one of the most important tools for assessing the learning process. It is often argued that it is useful for students and gives them any benefits in post-school life. I strongly disagree with this opinion and believe that continuous testing is not only unnecessary but also damaging.
The exam-oriented education systems can stifle a student’s imagination and may negatively affect creativity and independent thinking. Success in passing exams depends on memorizing significant amounts of information and leaving no room for deep learning and genuine understanding.
Focusing on passing exams and grades causes extreme stress for students as the results of tests often determine their future education and work life. The pressure to gain a high score can be so great that some students choose to cheat. Even if it involves only weak students, it is worth considering it.
An argument for regular testing could be the fact that the exams prepare for the more difficult exams at the university and develop skills useful in the world of work. However, it seems obvious to me that future jobs will be required more independence in thinking and creativity. Nowadays, most of the work that requires encyclopedic knowledge and memory is done by computers. It is to be expected that today’s teenagers will need different skills to be successful in their professional lives, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, active learning, and flexibility.
In conclusion, I am convinced that education based on a deep understanding of the subject and focusing on learning to think critically can provide teenagers with more benefits than a continuous testing process, both in terms of academic success and adult fulfillment.
It took me a lot more than 40 minutes and I know I wouldn’t write it like that in an exam. I still need a lot of practice, but thanks to this course I know what I want to focus on.
This is a very good essay. It sounds like a topic that you are very passionate about. It’s great to see you using the 70/30 + rebuttal structure. This is an advanced structure that can get you a very high score in the IELTS test. Just 2 small corrections.
1. “useful for students and benefits them in post-school life.” (in the introduction)
2. “more difficult exams at university” (without “the”) (in BP3)
It’s true. This topic is very important to me 🙂
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