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.

By and large, education has played a prominent role in all societies. Moreover, the learning process has a significant effect on students' success, group assignments are one of these tools to teach students which should be given high priority. Some people believe that teachers should behave toward every individual member in a group the same. On the other hand, others say it is not appropriate to grade all participants in a group like each other. My point of view is closer to the latter group. The reasons would be elaborated upon in what follows. To begin with, In my opinion, students should be graded due to their effort. Nevertheless, in a group, If hard work students see that their grades are like those members who did not attempt as much as they did, they will become disappointed, and as a result, their motivation would decline. My personal experience makes this fact more vivid. When I was in my third year of university, I got a project for one of my courses that should be done in a group. I did my best that time, but when my grades were realized, I was shocked, since I believed that if I had done that project individually, I would have received a better grade, however, because of other group members who were lazy, I got in trouble. Thus, if you do not behave with members of a group fairly, they will become disturbed, and lose their motivation to study. Furthermore, to the best of my knowledge, good marks and scores are the reasons that most students work hard to reach it, and if teachers consider marks due to each student's work, they will study harder and fight to receive a great score. In contrast, if universities behave all members the same, some of them will not work efficiently, because they know they will give the same grade as hardworking students. For instance, my close friend was a member of a group that contain many smart and diligent students, also their teacher assessed them in the same way, so he did not work as much as he was supposed to, and I believe he did not deserve to get that nice grade. In conclusion, with all this taken into account, I believe students should be evaluated according to their effort. Not only it is not fair and makes students upset, but it also gets some students motivation to compete with others for the best grade.
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