Nowadays many high schools and universities require students to work on projects in groups, and all members of the group receive the same grade (mark) on the project. Do you agree or disagree that giving every member of a group the same grade is a good way to evaluate students? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer Be sure to use your own words Do not use memorized examples.

It is evident that students working on projects in groups would get equal credit to all the members in many high schools and universities nowadays, and no one can deny that there are both positive and negative aspects. If I were forced to choose, I would definitely disagree that each student should get equal grades. It is my firm belief that I will disagree for a number of reasons and I will develop these ideas in the subsequent paragraphs. To begin with, providing equal grades to each student would make less responsible for some of the students in the group. In addition, some of the members of students in the group tend to be lazy thinking that even if we do hard work we get the same credit. Obviously, they were not motivated for high responsibility. I have to admit that my opinion on this matter has been profoundly influenced by my own personal experience. At the time of school days, there had to be many projects to be done in groups. I remember one of our partners seemed to be always lazy in doing work thinking that even if he can do less he will get equal marks. After completion, we submit it to the advisor, and we get the same marks. Therefore, when the individual work is supervised by the system of rating each person's performance, they might be aware of the importance of working hard to complete the task. Secondly, giving the same grades to each student possess a threat to student motivation and enthusiasm. Motivation is very crucial in the study of students. If a student is praised by his supervisor, he tends to be more active. As a result, he will perform better because of the positive feedback received from the teacher. However, if all the students are given equal grades, they don't get motivated to be dedicated as their superior ability is not judged and they lose enthusiasm for good performance. For instance, my sister is a very hardworking girl and once they have to do group projects in school and she is curious and very active, she asked me every time for the suggestion and she also told me that one of her friends is not so active an after completion of the project, she was very dissatisfied of her hard-working is not praised and all of getting the same marks. From that my sister lacks enthusiasm for hardworking. Thus, it is very important for the students the motivation for their hardworking and enthusiasm. If my sister had been praised, she never had been disappointed with her. In light of the above-mentioned reasons, I am of the opinion that providing equal grades to all the group members is not a good practice because it lacks responsibility, makes lazy, and also possess a threat to the motivation and enthusiasm of students.
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