Motivation and achievement is greater when instructors communicate high expectations for success by providing challenging rather than easy assignments. (Ratcliff, 1995). Intelligence is “The ability to learn or understand things or to deal with new or difficult situations” (Merriam – Webster.com). We have a tendency to believe that having a high IQ guarantees success in life. Perhaps this is because we believe some of the most successful people in different fields such as; science, art, business, and entertainment are extremely bright.
Most students feel that the grades they get in school reflects them as a person but is this necessarily true? Schools have taught them that if they don't reach a certain academic standard they are not viewed as smart. Grades have a huge part in making people believe that those grades are given to them based upon their knowledge and not exactly on how hard a student works to get those grades. Grades do not depict the hard work a student puts in, but it shows how much knowledge someone has. The grading scale for every school varies from one school to the next.
Essay One: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin The extent that grades have on hindering the ability to learn is discussed in Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Dispossessed, in which Shevek a college professor is troubled by the importance placed on the grading system as a mark of understanding of a subject at the university he recently started teaching at. One of the first points to be made is that understanding what you were taught isn’t the point of schools anymore, it’s about memorizing the information for a test or assignment.Second, is that achieving high marks in school doesn’t always equate intelligence or lack of it . Lastly, it’s not how well one is able to memorize what they are taught, but how they’re able to take that information, process and apply it to real world problems that shows the extent of one’s true education. First high achieving students grades are what keep them focused and motivated in school. On the other end of the spectrum are students who simply do not have the willpower or drive to earn high marks in school.
They avoid challenges because challenges make mistakes more likely and looking less smart so.” (23). As mentioned before, students with a fixed mindset lack effort making them fail. It is not about being born smart, it is the effort one puts into the work that makes them intelligent and successful. Others are students who have a growth mindset. These students believe that intelligence can be malleable therefore, they are more likely to outperform their peers by taking opportunities and accepting challenges that require effort.
“Education is about unleashing one’s confidence. Education is learning from failure. Education is growing from experience. Education is discovering your passions then pursuing them.” (JOHN DEXTER RODRIGUEZ) For most of a students’ life, everyone have been taught to believe that getting good grades is how one will success in life. However, a human is 100 % responsible for their life and whether they get good grades or not will not determine their success.
In a sense this would also be unfair, depending on the amount of students for a subject and variations in enrollments per year, would cause this solution would be very unfair. So simply put, rather than changing the educational system, we should focus on the tried and proven way of evaluating students by how they perform, letting the educators judging themselves the students’ work ethics- making the students work hard to earn the
Efficiency may be a good thing to include in society’s definition of intelligence because it encourages society do develop quickly, but having that be the only measure of intelligence would have negative effects on many fields like hand craftsmanship and arts. There would be many artists, writers, and philosophers that society would view as unintelligent and pay no mind to them, regardless of their messages. This would overall lead to a decrease in new innovative ways of thinking and cause a slowdown in new products and
Students tend to get bored of school, and in order to get their attention, some schools have decided to pay their students. While plenty sources agree with this choice. Paying students for higher grades not only affects their education, but also their personal lives. The idea of paying students for honorable grades isn't only unfair, it’s also a terrible influence on students. Students should not be paid for good grades because it leads to classroom problems, loss of enthusiasm for learning, and it teaches students that money is the only reward.
This is why this topic is always so debated because of the mixed opinions and evidence backing up both sides of the argument which always leaves it to a mutual pause of discussion. The first reason that students getting paid for doing well in school is not the best idea, because of the fact that it will bring cheating to arise and students will take advantage of the system trying to get the most out of it unfairly. There are some goods in this and one of the good reasons that this may be beneficial is because it would allow for students to have something to work towards leading them
Some theory suggests that a test score will never be the basis of their aptitude. However, there are still people who base their choice of school to the ranking of a certain university. This essay covers up the side on which you cannot base a school’s competency on test scores only. This theory contends that test scores are not the only sole basis of the competency of a school. If