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  • We all have a favorite athlete that we all look up to, and hoping one day that we can meet them. They inspire us, and motivate us to become the best both physically, and personally, Although, we never for once

  • In a public/private schooling system we, as high school students, are asked to come to school, do our work, and get good grades. Grades are how colleges measure how academically fit a student is for their

    • Hi Deepu,
      I thought your article was very interesting, and I agree with your argument that grades do not always measure intellect. In addition, I really like how you provided many examples from credible sources such as The Washington Post and The Huffington Post to support your claim and to persuade your audience. Lastly, I thought mentioning Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Oprah Winfrey was a nice way to conclude your essay because it gives the reader something to think about at the end.

    • Deepu, I agree that there is an unreasonably high standard of achievement set for high schoolers to be considered an intelligent and successful member of society. However, I do not understand how a student who is “intellectually capable of the workload” in high school cannot not achieve good grades, maybe if you elaborated more as to why that is, I would better understand.

    • Deepu,
      I really appreciated your argument and that you agree grades do not measure intelligence. The thing you brought up that a lot of people do not is the anxiety associated with education. We are pressured so much there is not wonder that so many people have test anxiety.

    • Deepu, I agree that there is an unreasonably high standard of achievement set for high schoolers to be considered an intelligent and successful member of society. However, I do not understand how a student who is “intellectually capable of the workload” in high school cannot not achieve good grades, maybe if you elaborated more as to why that is, I would better understand.

    • I agree that high grades are followed by how much work and effort a student wants to put in. I think that your sources are very reputable and the point is very straightforward.
      Wonderful essay!

    • I agree Deepu, Schools and Colleges rely on Grades unnecessarily much and it should be disbanded and they should find a new system of Judging ones intelligence. I myself suffer from poor grades but everyone around me says I am very intelligent. So I wish they did use another way.

    • I liked your essay’s conclusion paragraph. Some very intelligent people get terrible grades because they didn’t do the busy work or homework. Nice job sharing your views on this subject.

    • Hi Deepu, I am intrigued by your topic. I agree with your statement that “we are all intelligent in our own way, no matter the grades we earn”. Standardized test can not be a fully correct measurement for our intelligent. However, college won’t know all about our personal life and intellect within a short amount of time, so standardized is their useful resources of getting a sense of our level and our academic performance.
      Here are some useful resources:

      15 Reasons Why Standardized Tests are Worthless


      https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/07/09/36jouriles.h33.html
      Well done.

    • Ed replied 1 month ago

      Dear Deepu,

      Really interesting post. I would agree with all of the points that you made, however this issue is a complicated one to tackle due to the systems we already have in place throughout the country. It would be difficult to adopt a knew schooling/student evaluating system nationwide that would work as well as the one we have now, even with the flaws that it has now. Despite this, modifications to our current system could provide great benefit to future students and their learning, further talked about in this blog post http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/work_in_progress/2015/03/still_not_convinced_grades_are.html.

      Thanks, Ed

  • Hey Kaitoria,

    I, along with the rest of America, am well aware of the “take a knee” movement happening all across the country, especially in the sports world. I’ve seen a majority of sports icons speak out on what this means for our country, and I’ve even seen some of my favorite players take a knee during the national anthem. Nowadays, many…[Read more]

  • There are over 170,000 different words in the English language that have many powerful meanings, I think the one I embody the most is “Journey.” What does it mean? Well, a journey can take one on an unp

    • Deepu, I really like the word you chose, it is a word with many meanings even though it only has a few in the dictionary. I felt the same way entering high school and to be honest I feel lost multiple times every week with different things. I think it is human nature to be confused, especially when entering a new setting like high school.

    • Deepu, I really like the word choice here, I think the word journey has many meanings besides just the description in the dictionary. To be honest I feel lost with different things every week, from school to doing everyday chores. I feel like being confused is part of human nature and that is just part of the long journey of life.

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