Grade Deflation Rough Draft : Outline

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Kenneth A. Hicks Prof. Erika Jo Brown HYBRID ENGL 1303 September 30, 2015 Grade Deflation Rough Draft Imagine you have an essay due in two weeks, and you work on it day and night, run it through professors and friends for them to tell you what you think, and you do an extensive research to have supporting facts about what you are writing about. Your essay is immaculate, it has everything the professor asked for in the grading rubric. When you receive your grade, however, you are disappointed, you received a D, and ten or fifteen received A’s, maybe even those who wrote it the day before. You did not receive the grade you earned, but the one the professor decided to give you. This sort of situation can be defined as ‘Grade Deflation’ which means that higher grades are harder or more difficult to receive because a very small amount can be given out or to protect an institution. Grade deflation should be reduced or even eliminated because it can improve education and positively affect a student’s future. Elizabeth Wissner-Gross tells us about grade deflation and why and how it should be terminated in her article “Invitation to a Dialogue: Stop deflating Grades” published on the New York Times. The Author argues against high schools and colleges that are manipulating numbers in order to protect their institutions from being accused of grade inflation. Some administrators believe that too many A’s can, in some ways, affect their institution’s image negatively. The author, while

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