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Should attendance affect the final grade in school?

Patty Wyatt
Sep 07, 2016
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Attendance should not affect the grade received.

Kristen Skuba
Sep 12, 2016
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What would you define as a poor work ethic? Also, how do you translate poor attendance into a poor all-around work ethic?

LJ Sta Ana
Apr 21, 2018
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No, if students don't attend school, I believe (in my opinion) that schools might be having the problem and not the students. Limitations though are in college... in college punctuality is very vital (in my opinion), not very much of lateness because college is really busy life and people get reasonably late normally even in the real world, actually even some professors get late. Absence, in college classes though, must be taken seriously. However, in earlier schools, instead of focusing on how to send children to schools we need to focus how to sending good schools to children. In simple words, How would you motivate a student to get a high grades if in the first place he or she doesn't want to go to school and then you force him to enter one? Attendance affecting the final grade of the students is like saying that they failed the subject not because they didn't comply with the requirements but rather the educational system demotivates them to learn. That's extrinsic motivation, even if you tell the student he will get rewards if he has perfect attendance, that's simply extrinsic. The student, under a good school environment, will usually be motivated to go to class when presented with a good learning atmosphere.

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Attendance should affect the grade received.

Tim West
Sep 11, 2016
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I think it should have a limited effect.
My idea would be to keep the current grading system (A, B, C, etc.), but whatever grade you get you can get + on the end of it.
This would be given if all criteria was met (things like a certain level of attendance, homework being handed in, attitude in class, etc.)
This might seem unfair, but someone who gets an A but has poor work ethic would've less beneficial to a company than someone who gets a B but has a good work ethic.
This could also help lower the inequality between how the rich and poor perform in school, as the rich can afford private schools or private tutors, but the kid could be a really bad student.


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