Tutor profile: Mariah S.
Grades encourage students to work harder at school. Do you agree or disagree? Uses specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
In my opinion, I believe that grades do in fact encourage students to perform better in school. There are several reasons for this but the two that I will focus on is motivation and gratification. To begin with, students feel more motivated to perform well or improve when they can see the results of their efforts. If a student was submitting work without receiving a grade then they may not feel motivated to complete all of the work since they cannot track their learning. As for my second reason, grades give a sense of gratification. When a student receives a grade they can immediately see if the time they put into studying to prepare for the task was worth it. Most studies show that when a student dedicates more time to studying they perform better in school. Therefore, their grades are an encouragement to keep working hard and studying so that they can either improve on their grades or maintain the good grades they are receiving. For these reasons grades are important and push students to strive for excellence.
Think about a time in the past where you felt you were not being treated fairly. Did you take action? What was the end result?
In the past, I have reacted to an unfair situation by either getting upset or taking action. To be honest, it all depends on the situation. For instance, once my sister wore my favorite shirt without asking me for permission. I got really upset and took her favorite purse. She found out and we got into a huge argument. Eventually my mom had to step in and handle the situation by threatening to ground us. In that situation I did not act in the best way to handle the situation and the result ended with me being punished.
Subject: US History
How have gender roles for women changed since the early American colonial times?
Most roles for women have remained the same; however, there are more opportunities available for work than there were in the colonial times. For example, in early American life women needed to get married. Once the women were married they would have "inside work" which dominated the woman's role in the household. This inside work included cooking, cleaning, and management over servants, if the household was large enough to have them. Nowadays women have more access to career opportunities such as doctors, teachers, lawyers, etc. More and more women are working outside of the home and pursuing a more independent lifestyle.
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