Question :Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Grades (marks) encourage students to learn. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer

Nowadays, education is one of the most important things in every society. There are various ways to encourage students to learn better. One of these ways is using grades to motivate students to study and learn. However, in my opinion, marks discourage encourage students to learn. I feel this way for two reasons which I will explore in what follows. To begin with, getting good marks is not necessarily mean that students learn that subject properly. In other words, sometimes students cheat on their exams to get good grades and also sometimes they are lucky and they read some parts of the textbook very carefully and they do not read other parts and their exam is from the first part. My personal experience is a great example of this, when I was in high school, I got a bad mark in a math exam although I had learned that subject very well and my friend got a really good mark because she had cheated in the exam, and our teacher told us that she is proud of her this made me disappointed and I thought that maybe it is better for me to cheat in my exams too. Moreover, if teachers and parents use grades to encourage students to study and evaluate them based on their marks, students can feel stressed, and this can damage their mental health. To state it more clearly, students have to get good marks in order to satisfy their parents and teachers,and sometimes this can put a lot of pressure on them especially at the end of the semester. For instance, one of my classmates at the university was a very nervous person and during exams,she lost some weight because she was under pressure order to get high grades and it was harmful to her health. Whereas one of my roommates did not care about her grades and she was Ok with them and she did not have any health problems during exams. To conclude, grades do not encourage students to learn. This is because many students cheat on their exams to get good marks and they get them without learning the subject properly. Also, getting good grades can have negative effects on students’ health.
Submitted by zahra pashazadeh on
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