How Our Culture Of Exams Curbs Creativity And Chokes Progress

Scripted vs. creative thinking.

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It’s exam season. In a week, I write my last ‘Board Exams’ — those you need to pass to qualify as an attorney. ‘Cram season’ is more apt.

It’s been months since I studied for an exam. Since then, I’ve been focused on writing. Which means I’m spending time thinking. Not just any kind…



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Michael Papas

Michael Papas


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