Does Students below +2 or above in college need to write?

Feb 26, 2020
26 posts

Does Students below +2 or above in college need to write?

My question is for all the Students who completed their Grade 10 or higher and going to further studies.

1. Does the student need to write using pen or pencil on the paper any exams or reports of any subject from grade 2 to college?
2. How do you guys write exams?. I mean Do you have exams like for 3 hours duration you need to write answers to questions with lot of paras in answer.
Do you have same systems or How it works
The reason why i ask this question is my daughter is back in my home country in grade 4. She's little bit lazy in writing . She doesnt want to write lot of paras. I'm little bit worried as in higher classes if she can not write it may be problem if she comes back here.

3 replies
Deal Addict
Jul 15, 2006
1033 posts
Mississauga, ON
I'd say up until high school, there's pen & paper writing. However, this may have changed due to covid19 (online learning). Depending on the post-secondary program, students may be using pen and paper to write answers for exams. There may be paragraphs and short-answers involved.

If a student has a disability, usually schools and post-secondary institutes try to provide accommodations based on the student's accessibility needs.
Deal Addict
Jul 31, 2017
1030 posts
Yeah she's going to need to learn how to write, but what does below +2 or above even mean?
Feb 9, 2020
69 posts
It really depends on what kind of school you put your daughter in, based on my experience in public school.

Assuming she will be going to grade 5, there are no test/exam that are longer then 1 hour long. In terms of writing it will most likely be short answer question so like 4 - 6 sentence max.

Grade 6 - 8 (middle school) - There is a bit of writing involved such as reports that are usually couple pages long ( 2 - 5). However most of the report are expected to be done by a computer. I don't believe there are exam at this stage that are 3 hours long, max would be 1 hour to 1 and half hour long. Again most of them will be short answer questions. Pen and paper will be used for these exam

Grade 9 - 12 (middle school) - A lot of reports are involved at these stage, but again 99% of the time you will be required to use a computer. Exam do occur at every grade and every course, weather it a assignment (written report that is typed) or in class short answer question. Pen and paper will be used for these exam.

College - Only assignment/report and exams. Exam are pen/pencil and are usually 2 - 3 hours long depending on your class. Assignment/report are all typed on a computer.