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Why students often get lesser marks in English subject and excel in others ?
Posted Date: 11 Aug 2012 Posted By:: K Mohan Member Level: Platinum Member Rank: 3 Points: 0
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|#340639 Author: Sudhan Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 290 Date: 11/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 5|
I think that it is mostly a situation that prevails in most of the states in our country. The other subjects needs to have the subject matter alone and it does not require proper Grammer to justify your answer. You get high marks in other subjects except English as you have to give out the answers in the way that is understood by the correcting person but in case of the English the metter is something different. Here everything including the concept, Grammer, Punctuations, tenses have to be looked upon and this is why a person is not able to secure high marks in this subject that is very easy if you can understand them in the right way. I experienced this thing in my high school where some of the state board studnts found it very difficult to score in the English and they were doing well in other subjects but it is not that case with the Anglo Indian and CBSE schools where a person is taught good English.
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|#340681 Author: Aditya Das Member Level: Diamond Member Rank: 66 Date: 11/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 3|
Not only in English, I have come across many students making many mistakes in their own mother tongue too! Yes, similar cases like grammatical errors, punctuations, incorrect topic etc. But in case of English, I think most Indian students find it as a new language which they don't speak or write that much in day to day life comparing to own mother tongue despite competitive learning. The English subject requires special attention of study exclusively.
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|#340689 Author: Nikhil Saini Member Level: Silver Member Rank: 3683 Date: 11/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 4|
It is quite right that students facing problem in writing English. They do grammar mistakes, punctuations, hand writing mistakes. New generation is very fast. Their curiosity about any language is low. They know only outer knowledge. In my knowledge there would only few students who have deep knowledge of their interested language. Above mentioned things make English more meaningful and effective. So students try hard to deal with English language because English is a international language and more meaningful in present time. If students find any problem in, then they can consult with their teachers Teachers are treasure of knowledge.
|#340701 Author: Godson Member Level: Silver Member Rank: 1604 Date: 11/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 5|
Yes, many students gain less marks in English. I think the main reasons for it are:
1. Grammatical mistakes: Most of the students know the answer to a question but they cannot express it in the expected way. I think everyone must be given a detailed training on English language.
2. Spelling mistakes: There are many students, even people with a great knowledge of English make sill spelling mistakes. This happens due to less reading (according to me). Sometimes one wrong character can change the meaning of the sentence.
3. Punctuations: Many students do write their answers correctly but they apply wrong punctuations.
English is indeed a subject where you get less marks than other subjects because others are just about learning/understanding and expressing them in the paper. But, I suppose that if one tries harder he can definitely get good marks in English subject
|#341225 Author: Krishna Prakash Member Level: Bronze Member Rank: 7386 Date: 13/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 2|
This is due to lack of good quality English teachers who inspire and motivate the students. If, students are excelling in other subjects means they are getting proper attention, motivation, encouragements and guidelines to do best in other subjects. Similar approach should be implemented here to improve the student's English skills.
|#341227 Author: Ajay Prince Member Level: Silver Member Rank: 1885 Date: 13/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 4|
Being a student, I think that acquiring good marks is a complex thing. It generally depends upon many factor not upon a single factor. Firstly, the interest of the student in any subject will result in good marks in that subject indeed. Secondly, the teachers are the most influencing factor in this issue. Dedicated and laborious teacher can reform the poorest student into a tallented one by his efforts. Thirdly, the teacher who checks the answersheets also affects the marking. For example, I could score only 63 marks in English subject in class X, though I did not write so bad in the examination. Later I obtained 93 marks in class XII in the same subject. I mean to say that the view and attitude of checker is also an impactable think in the marking scheme.
|#341230 Author: Farid Akhtar Member Level: Diamond Member Rank: 63 Date: 13/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 5|
I think there is difference between language and official language and most people use common language and think they can get away with this but in exam the teacher opens the rule book and that is when many children got less marks due to not following the proper rule or not understanding the rules. I was good in English but I was over confident about my Hindi. But in Higher Secondary Exam I got a shock of my life with just managing to get the exact score for the pass mark. I am still thanking my stars to get away with it but learnt a lesson that speaking or writing a language is different and getting marks for proper writing is something very very different. This is the reason why most of student takes language quite casually and end up scoring less marks and some time even failing in the subjects of Language.
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|#341251 Author: Anu Member Level: Bronze Member Rank: 4103 Date: 13/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 2|
English is a language and its very clear that getting less marks in any language is not arguable . It is because once can't do language with so perfection.Even in Hindi we don't get full marks because they are language. It good due to we will always try to do the best.
|#341322 Author: Sai Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 39 Date: 13/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 5|
Ah well Mohan sir, I would like to give my inputs which are fresh from an end year examination. I got my results recently and I did decently well. Sir, I think this is a problem only with those children who are not originally studying in English medium since childhood. Because once a child gets used to English and practices it daily by speaking with others, I think at least 75% of the marks should be achievable even by an under achiever in other subjects. As English most of the times has less tiring and easy to remember things, one just has to be able to present his thoughts in an articulate manner. Hence it all comes down to our presentation and communication skills.
Now another trend I have seen is till now I haven't seen a single English paper being awarded more than 95/100 marks in any examination. Hence I think even though 90+ is difficult and very good, 75% should be average which is pretty easy to achieve if you speak English properly and have good verbal knowledge.
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|#342986 Author: Bipin Peter Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 668 Date: 17/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 3|
One of the reasons is that they are not understanding or not getting proper guidance on English language. From the childhood onwards they are treating English is a subject like other subjects. They should learn English with the understanding that it is a language. If they are getting impression that we should consider English like mother language then they can score good marks.
|#344061 Author: Prashant Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 253 Date: 20/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 3|
According to me students get less marks in English because they are not used to it. Moreover they don't even practice it to increase their writing power and vocabulary. One of the reasons why students don't get good marks in English is that they intend to focus more on Science as it is tougher than English and eventually suffer loss of marks in English. One more important section where students suffer more loss of marks is grammar.
|#345299 Author: Dipen Guha Member Level: Silver Member Rank: 1139 Date: 23/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 5|
Your meticulous analyses into the causes of faring poor in English are praiseworthy. Of course, I hold my personal pros and cons regarding the arguments leveled on this significant issues. The minor mistakes committed in mother-tongues are usually left unheeded. But, in case of English, the Society or the System stands on the tip-toe to find faults with the grammatical errors, so much so that our budding souls still look upon English as a " Phantom". The result is that they lose their spontaneity in expression. Besides, the impeccability of the existing pedagogy can be called in question. Can one say off hand that the teachers in so called English medium schools communicate with the learners with flawless English? What the mentors say or speak, are taken after by the minions.
If I were to examine the grammatical correctness of these write-ups, with I humble appeal, I might dare underline some errors of some writers, of whom some might be respectful teachers or guardians. Keeping the names apart, let me uphold some parts I smell some rats with. 1. " Lesser" is not the correct use. It is not the comparative degree to the word " less". " Lesser" means minor. Example:- Ramji Lal was a lesser politician during freedom movement. So, it is better to say " Students get poor marks...", while using " less" it must follow the adverb "than". In the first write-up " children" being the subject, the correspondent verb should be " end" and not " ends". In the same sentence the word " loose" should be " lose". and the pronoun " him" should be " them". In the last sentence, the verb " is" must be " are". In the second write-up, the verb " needs" should be" need". " Grammer" should spell " grammar". Just before the sentence " that is why..." there should be a full-stop, and the following letter should be capital.In the third write up. there should be a comma before " comparing" and it will be followed by " to their".In the next write -up the sentence " there would only few students..." does not make sense. An auxiliary " be" verb has been carelessly left out.There should be " an" before " international language..." It is wrong to use " Consult with" , only " consult" will do. The sentence " If the students are excelling in other subjects means...." is a wrong grammatical application. The subordinate clause should begin with a subject, and in this cast "it" can be used.
These are the kinds of errors which, we the guardians may sometimes commit. Children are the beginners. They should be given a scope to foster their imaginative faculty, and this will inspire them to peep into books rather than laboring with mobile phones. This is how, accuracy will come upon their expressions Even the English boys and girls are not imposed with the heavy burden of grammar, as we the Indians are. The English that had been on this soil for nearly two hundred years, to uphold English as a foreign language, though true, appears a defensive camouflaging. Even a currency note or a coin is not without English writing.
|#345663 Author: Juana Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 333 Date: 24/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 5|
The simple reason why students fail to get good grades in English is because their basics are wrong. English is a language and it has to be mastered. There is no other way than judging a language other than by grammar, spelling, use of words, sentence formation and flow of sentences. If a student can master these then scoring high marks can be easy. I have seen students scoring 97% in English in CBSE boards. It is not difficult to do so. In fact it was my own child who scored 97% in both English and Hindi in the Xth boards. It is not difficult provided one gets the fundamentals correct and makes use of a good vocabulary to express themselves while writing answers. I would say practice is the key. It is not about talking and reading. It is about how to present each answer. The flow of thought should not be lost, whether it is an English paper or any other language. Grammar is easy to score in provided one's grammar is perfect.
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|#354233 Author: NITIN YADAV Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 95 Date: 20/Sep/2012 Rating: Points: 4|
As we are aware of importance of english in daily life.English is a linking language that connects you to the whole world.In this modern world of globalization it is very important to have a good communication skill.It is nowdays basic demand for jobs companies would prefer a person with fluent english and good communication skills.English helps you communicate with persons of india belonging ti different states of india who doesnt know hindi.
It also helps communicate with peoples from other country. .So with importance students have to study according to that level but still students are not getting that good marks in this subject.Because students are really weak in grammar that results in deduction of marks in exams.
so students should focus on their grammar part.
|#354264 Author: Chitra Member Level: Diamond Member Rank: 28 Date: 20/Sep/2012 Rating: Points: 2|
But I have noticed many children, including my sister who scores better mark for English and gets low mark for other subjects. I think it all depends upon one's interest towards learning a particular subject. Moreover the language teachers in our country are not very proficient. Learning a language is an art and only those who have a will can excel in that area.
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|#354276 Author: Balbir Singh Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 318 Date: 20/Sep/2012 Rating: Points: 5|
In my opinion the students nod days getting less marks in English but higher marks in other subjects, the region behind is that for every one it is easy to understand its mother language, but when we talk about other languages it may be not to easy to speak. The foreign uses English as their mother language so they can understand and speak English easily but when we say then to understand Hindi and talk in Hindi it may not easy job for them. Now in our country in past some year when education is provides in some school of states the English was the compulsory subject from 6th class in such case what the person can do? If your base is not good then you can not perform well also today most of parents in ruler area of our country are not convenient in English so they not help to their children in the case of study of English but they help in other subjects.
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|#354293 Author: shantanu kapote Member Level: Silver Member Rank: 1621 Date: 20/Sep/2012 Rating: Points: 5|
Hello friend ,
It is not an wonder to see students getting unsatisfactory marks in english subject compared to other subjects. It is due to the vernacular background of the students who are pursuing education. Due to the different mother tongue they feel difficulty in coping up to the english language. The students possesing pursuiance of english language since their 1st grade , score satisfactory marks in english including other subjects too. The students who have pursued education in marathi medium or hindi medium require time to cope up with english language , which should be given to them. Once they are ready to appear for exam , then they can surely score satisafactory marks and bring in competition to students with higher english knowledge.
So if you work hard nothing is impossible .
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