What are the positive aspects of The Wave as an experiment?

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There are actually several positive aspects of The Wave.  First of all, students who are normally apathetic about school suddently become motivated and excited about Mr. Ross' class.  As a part of the experiment, Mr. Ross starts teaching with a quick question and answer format, and the students, if anything, begin to learn the material more easily and readily than before.  The drawback of this is that the material is taught on a superficial level only, with emphasis on the memorization of facts.  Little analysis or deep thinking about the subject matter is required.

Secondly, the students begin to think of themselves as equals, and competition amongst them is theoretically eliminated .  As Amy tells Laurie, she no longer feels the need to compete with her in the area of boyfriends or academics or anything else.  Social pressures are lessened,...

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