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FREEDOM OF FAILURE Motivating students in the classroom is not the problem Motivation will be evident when the de-motivators are removed -Kim I Melton Virginia Commonwealth University As our country moves further into the twenty-first century it must closely evaluate its current system of carrying out procedures Where better to start looking than at its future todays students however an evaluation of todays students would not net positive results This is because of the general indifference and passiveness that many students display due to their fear of failure and fear of getting bad grades A simple solution to this problem would be to abolish grades altogether and to reinstate the power of learning to gain knowledge and character not to get a grade However it is not a case of simply wanting to get rid of grades to find the easy way out Instead of grades a feedback system would be implemented toward eliminating the lack of learning and the apathy that is currently displayed by most students First to assume that a grade is an indicator of future performance ignores the likelihood that students will seldom see material from this course in isolation in the real world This material will need to be integrated with material from other courses and from life experience Grading motivates students to make a grade-not to learn for the sake of gaining knowledge Students need and deserve feedback however feedback does not have to be in the form of a numerical or letter grade In fact the addition of the grade often negates any gains that could have been achieved from other feedback Consider two cases Case 1 A student works very hard on a paper and submits it The instructor writes comments on the paper and returns it What does the student do The student probably reads the comments questions and learns Case 2 The same student does the same work submits the
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