The Grading System Argumentative Analysis

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Should the grading system be changed? Are grading students on tests, homework, quizzes, etc. actually beneficial to students? Do receiving grades truly help students to understand the material that is being taught? What it comes down to is the question of how effective is the grading system and should it be challenged? Many people believe that grades are necessary as well as beneficial to students’ education rather than a burden to it. Liz Mandrell and Jerry Farber decide to put the grading system controversy up for debate. Mandrell portrays her argument in “Zen and the Art of Grade Motivation,” and Farber makes his case in “A Young Person’s Guide to the Grading System.” Both use their arguments to depict whether or not grades are needed in

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