When you do a good job at work your boss pays your more. Also students will learn to handle money. When students start to earn money they will know how to use and spend the money. They won’t spend the money on useless things as much as they would when they don’t get paid at school. Students don’t understand how much work it takes to earn money and so they keep on spending money.
Mohanad R. Mohsen WG4a Alisha 8/14/ 2013 E1D1 Cash for good grades Motivation is the power that pushing us to do things we have to do, things that we know very well they required to achieve our goals. And only students who stay motivated about their study make success. But the secret here is find the good reasons behind this motivation, and the paying for the students for good grades seem like sending the wrong messages to make them doing well for the wrong reasons and this causes future negative effects. Responsibility doesn’t always come with rewards like people don’t get money for keep their houses clean or for eating healthy meals. If we paid for students when they get good grads may be this habit will stick with them for life.
That student may suffer for that day in school, but the money he/she donated will feed a hungry person that may not have eaten in days. That student probably would feel great about himself, and other students would see that. Other students may also do the same thing as the first student to get the same feeling of doing the right thing. That one student now influenced many others to follow in his/her steps to promote a good cause. When people do things for the right reason, others may think less of the people working toward good causes.
Their classmates may not find it okay for them to get good grades while they do nothing, while the classmates study hard and long to get the grades that they do. It can also lead the professor to think that the class is too easy. They may feel the need to increase the level of difficulty. Those in the class may not think that is fair either. If a professor finds that a person is cheating, they have to report them to the main office of the college, this can lead to difficulties for a student.
Some academics come naturally to students and if they are outnumbered by those that don’t comprehend the lesson, then they may receive a poor grade. In the same manner if a student is outnumbered by intellectual student then they would receive a grade they did not earn. I have seen a few children in the classroom who can read really well and it would not be fair to those few students if they received a low grade because the majority of the class does not know how to read well yet. Another downside to group grading is that sometimes you find that some people work harder than others. In college as well as in kindergarten you find students that put forth no effort, when this happens you have students who are going to have to work harder to pick up the slack.
Such theories include that “boys need a competitive and confrontational learning environment, while girls can only succeed if they work cooperatively and are not placed under stress” (Sherwin). However, this theory can be proved wrong due to the fact that women cope better with stress than men do, which is one of the main reasons why women tend to outlive men (Barber). This theory also provides a clear example of how gender stereotypes are being forced into the minds of boys and girls in a school setting. If a school starts to separate boys and girls from each other due to such theories, girls will start to make excuses for their poor test scores, etc. by saying that they were “too stressed out” to do well on a homework assignment, test, quiz, etc.
Moreover, they work hard to achieve a high grade point average (GPA). If college students were not receiving grades, most of them would not do their assignments as much. So what would push students do their work? Why would students study for tests if it is not going to make any difference for them? If students are getting graded on their work, students will work hard and try their best to get good grades.
Attitude is the first element that determines the quality of a student. A passive student is almost always negative. Normally his or her attitude is that they have something better to do then study; they just do not care about how well they do in the class. Often passive students tend to think that when they receive a poor grade, it is because the teacher does not like them. On the other hand an active student has a very positive attitude.
This allows students to feel more secure about themselves and the way they feel. A corrupted or an unhealthy family can impact a student very negatively. The student’s parents might be divorced or the parents simply don’t have time to spend time with their child. An unhealthy parental relationship may lead to extreme situations such as divorce and that would inflict unneeded pain toward the student. They may not be able to cope with it and stop doing homework, and earn bad grades not because they are inept, but they do not have any support.
Academic dishonesty occurs in many different forms such as sharing answers, plagiarizing or copying homework; sadly, cheating happens daily in most educational intuitions today. Students cheat because of the various academic pressures they have, and simply stated it's the easy way out, but this can later affect a student's academic and professional career. Today's society values "good grades more than knowledge"(Kennedy, 2012), this idea further burdens students with more academic pressures than what already exists which encourages them to cheat and manipulate their knowledge in order to receive better grades. It is normal for a child's parents to expect good grades from their children, but some parents do not realize the overwhelming pressures that lie on a student's shoulder to achieve a grade of excellence. A "C" letter grade represents satisfactory achievement and should not be looked down upon.