Praise Of The F Word By Mary Sherry Analysis

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Making it on your own At times people tend to work well while they are under pressure. To others they simply must be under pressure to get work done and give their full effort. In her article In Praise of the F Word, Mary Sherry argues “Flunking as a regular policy has just as much merit today as it did two generations ago. We must review the threat of flunking and see it as it really is- a positive teaching too.” By making it clear to students that flunking can definitely be a result of them not putting in the time and effort in assuring they pass their class will make them more determined to learn and earn their good grades, it will also help stop those students who choose not to even try in their classes. Also by making students fear failure it will not only motivate them…show more content…
Receiving a high school diploma may not always mean hard work and dedication on behave of the student who receives it. Sherry states, “Tens of thousands of 18-year-olds will graduate this year and be handed meaningless diplomas. These diplomas won’t look any different from those awarded their luckier classmates.” Students who do not wish to devote time and effort into to their high education can simply just do enough work to get by and others may even choose to not try at all and yet still manage to graduate. Students will stop with these choices once they become aware that flunking will be their fate if they do not change their habits very quickly. They will feel the pressure and possibility of not graduating, which will have a great impact on them. With failing as a somewhat threat to their grades it can also teach students to earn their grades and work hard for what they have earned. Another reason it can be beneficial for students to know failing will be an option is that in the long run it can help their future academically. If a
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