Do you also see a cloud of baggage on the backs of students nowadays? But I think if you notice more accurately you will also get to feel the heavy aura around them.
In ancient times
India had the Gurukul system of education in which anyone who wished to study went to a teacher’s house and requested to be taught. If accepted as a student by the guru, he would then stay at the guru’s place and help in all activities at home. This not only created a strong tie between the teacher and the student, but also taught the student everything about running a house. The guru taught everything the child wanted to learn, from Sanskrit to the holy scriptures and Mathematics. The student stayed as long as he wished or until the guru felt that he had taught everything. All learning was closely linked to nature and to life, and not confined to memorizing some information.
The modern school system was brought to India, including the English language, originally by Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay in the 1830s. The curriculum was confined to “modern” subjects such as science and mathematics. And subjects like metaphysics and philosophy were considered unnecessary. Teaching was confined to classrooms and the link with nature was broken.
Present day Education system
What our present education system does is they decide on the topics for the syllabus, then they decide on the books for each subject. And they decide on the reference books as well. Teachers ask you to follow the reference book so as you can complete more workout sheets than your prescribed course book. Including preference for good marks/grades over being knowledgeable, lack of encouragement for thinking out of the box, asking questions in the class is considered rude and seldom encouraged, almost non-existent practice of extra reading, education restricted to prescribed textbook, rigid and outdated syllabus/curriculum
But to top of it all, they set the academic calender too. As we are from the land of customs and festival INDIA, so in one year we get summer vacation, winter vacation, and a lot of holidays for the festivals celebrated in our country. So ultimately the number of classes and the number of lessons which is to be completed in one academic session gets into an odd proportion. And many a time schools and college try to balance it out by scheduling multiple tests on a single day.
So here in this article, lets look at the problems faced by the students when they are made to give two exams in one day.
Overexerting before the exam
Students have to overexert themselves to complete the syllabus of two different subjects. As their schedule gets packed with lessons, they tend to mug up all the content without actually learning from it.
Sometimes this overexertion leads to exhaustion. As a result of which student’s mental as well as physical health deteriorates.
The schedule of two exam in single day creates a lot of stress for the students. Because they have to prepare for two entirely different subjects. The syllabus becomes lengthy and students get confused whether or not they will be able to complete the portions.
While preparing for such a schedule, students tend to get confused. This confusion creates a chaos in their mind, which makes their memory suffer.
The motive of education should be making the students learn from their lessons. But if they have such packed schedules, they will see mugging up the content as an escape. Which does no benefit to anyone.
Well, A Nation’s education system will not be changed overnight. So lets look for the ways by which students will be able to cope up with it.
Try to create an effective schedule that suits you the best.
Try not to schedule both the subject together.
Don’t scram night before the examination, prepare mentally beforehand and complete your lessons.
Prepare easy to read revision notes.
On the day before examination, revise well and then go to sleep. A good night’s sleep will help your brain to retain the memory well.
Try not to get confused between the two subjects, make sure you remember to look at the schedule beforehand. Students tend to get confused about the examination schedule when there are two exams in one day.
All the best!