The oral examination is a present reality in the life of every college student … let’s see how to deal with

The exam, ex amen from Latin, literally “balance of power”, which in turn derives from exigence, meaning “to weigh” means the action of “weigh” something in order to gain a judgment. Etymology of the word could not betray what is the best state of mind examiner, placed on a balance imagined, or as they say now, “virtual”, to be evaluated.
And depending on our “weight” notional, we will be included in the the category of the good, the prepared, the mediocre, the barely sufficient, the poor openly, arms torn agriculture, robotic tel-dazed, beautiful-legs-but-where-the-brain, and so on.

Each of us, on the scale of the examiner, must be aware of being formed, as each “envelope”, tare and net weight, to obtain the gross. therefore go out of the metaphor in the etymological background, worthy of a philosopher-barman, and we move on to discuss the matter in concrete: the university exam.


For the student, the examiner is the most serious problem, even more than the syllabus, because if you sat in that chair, at least the “claim” you have to have studied. What we can not be sure is: on what basis will I be assessed? I know how to make it so? what impression do to those who look at me? is a carcass or a benefactor?

Everyone in their college life, have an exam in which, in the face of a rough preparation, achieved a gratifying result, and, on the contrary, the experience of an unexpected debacle after a study “mad and desperate. ” This is because the human variable, both from the examiner that the examiner is still the fundamental problem of the oral exam.

Indeed, although in the normal written tests in almost all faculties, the oral examination is still the rock must be faced and overcome, it is noted that most of the personality of each. Hardly, then we will face tests based on so-called multi-choice questions, in a university like ours: the major advantage of this method is to test the sample preparation of the student, without the relational element alter, for good or for evil, the final evaluation.