Depends in a lot of things, the teachers, students, the university, the country, etc...If a teacher teach on a way that the students only copy what's in the board, you're just memorizing stuff. Some teachers teach asking questions, like: ¿What will happend if we put a certain number in this matrix? ¿What will happend if we derivate a integral? ¿What's an integral? ¿What are the applications of an integral/derivation?For me, a good teacher ask a lot to the students, so the students will have to deduce the correct answer. ¿What happend if a student have a question? The teacher will answer that question with others 2 or 3 questions. But as I said, some teachers only copy stuff in the board.

Yes it does, because, whatever you study, it will be shown in the exams, this will show how much hard work you did, whatever we studied since kindergarden will be showed in our exams, which comes, until the last exam of our life.

I have friends that very succesfull in exams,but I actually dont see any technical dexterity on them they are just studying non stop. There is a difference between real life and study books, how are they going to invent new things without technical dexterity?It just doesnt seem to me fair and I wonder about you opinions?