why colleges shower their students with a's?I have to write essay agree or not agree with this article by Brent Staples."why colleges shower their students with a's" by brent staples.I...

why colleges shower their students with a's?I have to write essay agree or not agree with this article by Brent Staples.

"why colleges shower their students with a's" by brent staples.

I have to write essay agree or not agree with this article.

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e-martin | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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A number of reasons for grade inflation are offered in that article. The way I'd approach this essay would be to answer these questions first:

  • Have you experienced or witnessed any grade inflation?
  • Can you empathize with professors who may lose their jobs if they don't give out A's?
  • It is right for colleges in competition with one another to essentially falsify student grades in order to make themselves look better?

Depending on your answers to these questions, you can find specific points to agree or disagree with in the essay.

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