Grades And Self Esteem By Randy Moore

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If more is expected from students, they will learn more. Even though teachers are doing this with the best intentions, grade inflation is only depriving students off their right to proper education. Rather than just handing good grades to students, we should inspire them to work hard for it. All that futile self-esteem without any knowledge isn’t going to help anybody and its about time today’s teachers and students should accept it. Even though a little confidence is required to excel, it should be a product of your knowledge and skills.
In his editorial “Grades and Self-Esteem” that appeared in the journal “The American Biology Teacher”, Randy Moore addresses the problem of “today’s under-prepared students”, who can’t do anything, don’t want to know, can’t write well and can’t think critically but
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In the article, the author puts down his true feeling in the paper like how he doesn’t take any pride in his achievements with students for it was all a lie. He tries to convince students not to quit, not to be afraid of failing, to not search for an easy way out but to face the problem effectively. In real life, if faced against a wall there is no such thing as dropping out so he wants students to prepare for that. Teachers have endured many unacceptable behaviors of students but the real life is not so gentle, so he wants his students to be nice and respectful towards their boss and co-workers and above all to be on time and keep one’s word. He admits that he is to blame for having spoiled students by reading work that didn’t deserved to be read, listening to boring and uncreative ideas. He wants his students to ignore their college experience so far to best prepare them for their professional life after

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