Should children discuss their answers after exams?Every student wants to do well in school or college exams and get good marks. Exams are the anxious times for both parents and children and they want to know the result as soon as possible. Sometimes we see that just after giving the exams students discuss and compare their answers with their friends, especially for science and maths subjects to get an idea of how they have done. Sometimes parents also discuss the question papers with their children and ask them the answers they have written.
While this practice may be helpful in judging one's performance in the exams and expected marks but it proves to be harmful especially if a student finds that many of his or her answers are wrong. They may get upset and their preparations for next exam gets impacted due to this. So I feel it is better for students not to discuss and compare their answers after exams and concentrate on preparations for their next exams. Parents should also make sure that they do not discuss question papers with their child when exams are in progress. They should leave it to the time when results are declared and then discuss what went wrong.
But on the other side, I feel this may be a very protective approach. Somewhere we also need to make the children brave and let them discuss the answers and know the truth. They should also be trained that if their answers go wrong they should not regret and get demoralized but focus on their next exams. This way I think they will become stronger.