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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?

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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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