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?

Teamworking is dramatically increased in various aspects of the education system. Compared to the past, many schools and universities require pupils to do projects in groups and grade them equally at the end of the work. Many people believe that it is a good way of grading, while others think it is not a reasonable approach to evaluating students. I strongly agree with this process for two main reasons including to learn how to work as a team and to be successful in the future. First and foremost, working as a group has significantly positive effects on the students' ability to perform well while contributing to others. As many gigantic projects are done by a large number of people as a team, having the qualification to do best with others will be a plus point for students in their future. Consequently, it may help them to find better jobs in the future. My personal experience is a compelling example of this. I used to take part in group activities when I was at school. Moreover, I tried hard to do my best to get a good point for the whole team. When I graduated from university, I applied for many positions in my field. The best company where I have always dreamed to work there accepted me because of my resume that showed my participation in group activities at school and university. For this reason, I believe working together will be effective in teenagers' lives. Secondly, working for the same reason and getting the same result might motivate everyone to do their bests and help each other to improve. moreover, it could influence the social abilities of the students. They will learn how to get along with similar and opposite views and analyze a variety of aspects of a subject. For instance, research conducted at the University of Colombia reported that coping with challenges through group working will have better results while individuals know the same outcome will be recorded for everyone. This experiment was done at 40 schools among pupils under the age of 18. It is clear that team working and receiving the same point may motivate people to work well. To sum up. I strongly believe that working in groups and having the same outcome will encourage the students to be sociable and help each other. On the other hand, it will have great benefits for their future.
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