I hate cumulative final exams in college. They are too long. They require me to study everything from the beginning of the semester to the end of the semester. When all of your classes have a cumulative final exam, you have to study the material from the beginning of the semester to the end of the semester. Your brain will go nuts. Your brain has forgotten everything from the start. Studying will take a very long time. You do not know which old material will appear on the exam. That's why you have to study everything from the beginning just in case if one of them appeared on the exam.
You wish that you studied the material earlier. However, you have a lot of homework to complete. You have to do house chores and your job or internship. You do not have time to study. You also have to study for your other classes, too. Can you make it? Can you remember everything? You wish that the final exam is not cumulative. You are only happy when your professor says that the final exam is not cumulative or there is no final exam for the class. Also, you are aware that you will forget everything that you studied after time passes. Are cumulative final exams worth doing?
Cumulative final exams are one of the main reasons why grades go down. You find out that there is one material that you forgot. You get something wrong on the final exam and you do not know what you got wrong. You believe that you would have done better if the test is not cumulative and if you do not have to study for your other classes' exams. One thing for sure, cumulative final exams are one of the downs of college life.