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University professor to allow students to pick their own grades to reduce stress

August 7, 2017

  We all understand that college can be stressful on students. According to this story a professor at the University of Georgia has come up with a unique way to help his students cope with the stress of getting a bad grade–the student simply tells the professor what their grade should have been and he will change it without question. Here is more:

A University of Georgia professor has adopted a “stress reduction policy” that will allow students to select their own grades if they “feel unduly stressed” by the ones they earned.

According to online course syllabi for two of Dr. Richard Watson’s fall business courses, he has introduced the policy because “emotional reactions to stressful situations can have profound consequences for all involved.”

As such, if students feel “unduly stressed by a grade for any assessable material or the overall course,” they can “email the instructor indicating what grade [they] think is appropriate, and it will be so changed” with “no explanation” being required.

  Okay, it is quite clear how this will help a student reduce stress but I fail to see how this will help the student in the long run. This is not teaching the student anything other than he or she has no responsibility for learning what the professor is teaching.

  Perhaps the professor believes the mere shock of the initial bad grade will be enough to stir the student to try harder the next time around but how will this be an incentive to work harder when the student realizes they can be lazy and still get whatever grade they want? 

 The professor even admits this policy will hinder a student’s development: 

Watson, notably, does concede that “while this policy might hinder the development of group skills and mastery of the class material,” those outcomes are ultimately a student’s “responsibility,”

  Of course the final grade is ultimately the student’s responsibility because they are responsible for picking the grade! What happens when the student passes with high honors, gets a job based on these fake grades, and is ultimately fired when their employer realizes they do not know anything? Who will help relieve the stress then? I guess that is when the “professional cuddling expert” will be called in.

  All this is doing is pushing the stress down the road and making it harder for students to adapt to the real world when they leave this institute of “higher learning.” 

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. petermac3 permalink
    August 7, 2017 7:38 pm

    I matriculated (love that word) with a 3.86 cum. I coulda hit 4.0 if I gave myself my own grades. Damn!!!!!

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    • August 7, 2017 7:45 pm

      You were born a few generations too early I guess!

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  2. August 7, 2017 9:29 pm

    Meanwhile Haaavard for the first time will have the incoming freshmen class majority non-white….. I guess we know where this is headed.

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    • August 8, 2017 5:37 am

      It’s not hard to figure out…

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  3. August 7, 2017 10:21 pm

    _Now that’s mine kind of college!_
    “Hirer’s Beware!”
    May be Steve by the time they get out, robots will have their jobs anyway ~ 4.0 and don’t have “attitudes!”

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    • August 8, 2017 5:38 am

      Good point, they won’t need higher education for the jobs that will be available to them…

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      • August 8, 2017 11:36 am

        The universities and college (educational system) Deep poop State run ~ all tied into the sickos world order indoctrination. If people realized that’s what it is was they’d go to a specific ‘tech school or one that focuses only on their field of interest’. Look how much $$$ they bring in for the Agenda (not counting the loans and interest).

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      • August 8, 2017 7:18 pm

        It all comes from above and people are being enslaved by their sin. He who sins is a slave to sin.

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  4. August 8, 2017 12:04 am

    This is a prime example of what the Dem*s are producing. Lies made people stupid, crazy and dangerous.

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    • August 8, 2017 5:39 am

      Unbelievable!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. August 8, 2017 2:15 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • August 8, 2017 5:40 am

      Thank you.

      Like

      • August 8, 2017 7:41 am

        You’re welcome.

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  6. August 8, 2017 7:19 am

    Reblogged this on Deplorables Seeking Justice-DSJ and commented:
    What happened to the “Honor” in HIGH Honors?

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 8, 2017 7:18 pm

      Thank you.

      Like

  7. August 9, 2017 6:51 pm

    Interesting post. PC culture is dangerous. College campuses should be a place of growth, not a day care where everyone wins. Check out my Political Vibes https://political-vibes.com/ I would greatly appreciate a follow if you’re interested and I would love to respond to comments

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    • August 9, 2017 7:14 pm

      Thanks, followed you on Twitter and will be adding you to my blogroll.

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