The current time of our living world is the time of competition. Today students study not for learning and getting knowledge but for getting success by any mean so as to make their career and can earn more and more money and for that process they adopt the process of cramming in which they learn the subject matter by heart. They do not understand the subject matter but they cram it up like a parrot. Priority is given to those students who get maximum marks not to those who have a complete knowledge of the whole subject and students get these marks by mean of cramming process. Although the students can get good marks by the process of cramming but they are unable to apply their knowledge practically.
To cram the subject matter is necessary at some places as there are certain definitions and equations which have to be written as it is. So to analyze the cramming process deeply we will discuss its advantages and disadvantages.
Advantages of Cramming Process
To mug up the whole subject matter is an art; it is not the characteristic of common man. Even cramming also requires hard work. The process of cramming is useful in following fields:
The subject of organic chemistry consists of so many equations and reactions which are need to be mugged up within a short period of time and for that purpose process of cramming is necessary.
There is large number of formulas and identities in the subject of mathematics and to solve the problems these formulas and identities are need to be learned by heart and thus cramming process find its usefulness.
The students of history has to remember the ancient, medieval and modern history with respect to the time of occurrence of events and for that purpose the process of cramming proves to be beneficial.
The subject of Sanskrit also requires mugging up the roops and dhatus. This is the subject which fully incorporates the process of cramming.
In the subject of English Grammar the rules are need to be cram up. In English Literature the poems are need to be mug up along with the name of their poets or poetesses.
In the subject of Hindi Literature the sholokas and poems are need to be mug up along with the names of their poets or poetesses and writers.
Except these fields which are mentioned above there is a long list of other scopes in which cramming process finds its application.
Disadvantages of Cramming Process
There are many areas of study where student has to understand the subject matter. If student does not know what and how of the learning matter but at that place if he/she follows the process of cramming then it is difficult for him/her to remember the matter and he/she will forget everything. Following are the disadvantages of cramming process:
- Annoying Process:
The students use to have a wide course to study and to cram it up is not an easy task so in such a case the process of cramming proves annoying.
The students who do not understand the matter follows the process of cramming and it is very difficult to remember all the things so after some fraction of time they use to forget everything which they learn.
- Not have complete knowledge
Students who follow the process of cramming does not have complete knowledge of their subjects, they just know the answer of the question but do not know what and how of the subject matter. It helps in getting the marks but they are unable to apply the subject matter practically.
Hence, in our current scenario students who have the complete knowledge of the subject and also follow the process of cramming in their study are preferable and successful.