Five-Hundred Word Challenge 326: Stuff, Including Something about Exams

It’s the afternoon and I have not written anything down other than lecture notes.

That is not a good start to the day.

Well, a good start to eh afternoon, nor the morning.

Still, it is early in the afternoon, so there is plenty of time to write whatever I want, whenever I want and however I want to write it, if I do so feel so inclined to commit such an act of uneventful events.

What am I even going on about right now?

I don’t know.

Well, here I am. Here. Not there. Here. Until I am there.

There are many lectures to plough through today as I need to catch up on a lot of missed work an opportunity so I can do well in exams, followed by a brief break in the monotony (although it is not as monotonous as I had hoped), followed by some adventuring up north where I go to look at turtles for seven days as well as some ocean that I cannot swim within due to it being filled with dangerous jellyfish whilst also being on an island with death adders.

Fun times for me, let me tell you.

Well, it [probably will be a bunch of fun. Some hard work, but fun regardless.

Right now, however, I am confined within the cold walls of my bedroom which has been cleaned for once, although that was yesterday.

I am sitting here, hearing a lot of abrasive noise and it is quite good. I would say the quality of this abrasive noise is of a good quality and achieves what it sets out to do, which is be music in the form of songs that are shorter than twenty minutes.

What a review.

I’ve probably stated this somewhere on here before, but I do not quite enjoy exams. Yes, they serve a purpose. I think it would be better if students of the sciences were tested entirely on their practical application of the knowledge that they gain.

I do not consider a practical exam that involves going around a lab and identifying things whilst writing notes about them a practical application of knowledge. To me, that is a regular exam with visuals.

Still, they are somewhat useful.

If exams had to remain part of a curriculum, I would have their weighting reduced significantly in favour of practical application. It’s great to teach people that they need to remember certain things, but if that knowledge is applied in conditions that were not exams and instead genuine practical ways (report writing, research, etc.), even for undergraduates, then students would be likely to excel a lot more due to being able to retain more of what they are doing by putting it into practice.

Well, I guess that that is my little rant done for the day. There’s probably more to come, but right now there’s nothing else that I have to say, so I am going to get back to doing some other stuff.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 08:29:15


Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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