Grading Scale

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Grading Scale 2
Robert Hernandez
English 102
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Grading Scale Anyone who has attended a high school or college will readily say that one of the most stressful aspects of the entire experience is grades. Students will loose hours of sleep per night poring over textbooks, clutching a pen in one hand and a mug of Starbucks coffee in the other. They soon foster an obsession with achieving and maintaining perfect grades to the point where anything that earns less than "A" is a disgusting failure. The lengths students go to in hopes of attaining good grades is maximal, often including the exchange of cash or sexual favors with their superiors for changed grades! It had been postulated that instructors are more likely to
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Unfortunately, the behavior of high-school and college students in terms of sleep can eventually mutate into an unhealthy obsession with their grades. It is also well known that the majority of students have a preoccupation with perfection, primarily in terms of their grades. Students will procure good grades by any means necessary if they 're desperate enough. One particular case is
Grading Scale 5 illustrated in Diverse Issues in Higher Education, where two Florida Memorial University employees were charged with receiving payments anywhere from $75 to $600 to change more than 650 grades for 122 students over a period of three years. Ellis Peet (a computer technician in the registrar 's office) and Clifton Franklin ( data entry clerk) took cash and sexual favors in return for changing the grades of students, and reportedly are alumni who also changed their own grades(10-11). Not only computer hackers and desperate students are known for soliciting changed grades, though; sports coaches have been caught in attempts to keep their star athletes on the team! Donald Silveri coach of the national ranked Erie Community College in Buffalo- said the players had no knowledge of his actions, which took place over three years. Silveri estimated he changed grades for between 10 and 15 players, but refused to disclose their names. Silveri said he acted to help inner-city students who had little chance of surviving academically gain success

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