Students who are given grades work harder than those who are not. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

Grades are really important to signify the level of understanding of a subject. Students can get disappointed if they score lower grades. So, grades can alter the amount of effort a student puts into the subject. I agree with the statement that students who are given grades tend to work harder to learn the subject than those who are not for two reasons which we will explore in this essay. To begin with, grades can help a student test their level of knowledge of the subject. With grades, one can even compare their progress in the subject. If students are not graded, they can think they know the subject without detailed study. For example, in the last semester, we had a subject that wasn’t graded, so we didn’t put a lot of effort into studying this subject compared to the ones which were graded. Though we cleared the subject. This semester we have a subject that is based on that subject and now it’s graded. So naturally, we would put more effort, but the problem is our level of understanding of the subject was not enough. Now we need to revise and study both the subjects in order to clear this semester. Secondly, grades can create a healthy competition among students. Students can compare their grades with their friends and know that even they can achieve that with more effort. I remember I used to compare my grades with my friends and we used to challenge each other to score higher, which led to a better understanding of the subject, thus improving our grades. Without any competition, one can lose their interest to study the subject in detail. Without any grades, one can lose motivation to study the subject. Thus resulting in a superficial understanding of the subject. To conclude, I agree that grades are a factor that decides the amount of effort students put into the subject. Grades also create a healthy competition and help students understand their level of understanding of the subject.
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