Nowadays many high schools and universities require students to work on projects in groups, and all members of the group receive the same grade (mark) on the project. Do you agree or disagree that giving every member of a group the same grade is a good way to evaluate students?
Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer Be sure to use your own words Do not use memorized examples.
One basic part of the learning process before graduation from schools or universities is fulfilling projects. While some teachers set these projects as a group assignment and give all members the same grade that group work earns, others prefer to assess their student's projects solely. There are different perspectives about which method is better. I firmly prefer to work alone on my project and avoid mingling my grade with anyone else's work. There are three reasons why I subscribe to this idea, which are separately elaborated upon in the following essay.
First, knowing the fact that your grade will be the same as others regardless of differences you have, is a motive killer. Students persuade themselves to do hard works in hope of better results, which differentiates them from the rest and can be a sign of their abilities. They need this status to gain attention or respect, in addition to, higher chance to get future opportunities. However, sticking students with different levels of talent together will reduce the brighter one's enthusiasm to try to get the best out of the project.
Second, working in a group on a serious project can cause conflicts between group members. This is because of how responsible are all members, some may try to take a smaller role deliberately to run away from excessive burden. In other words, there is a possibility that members do not share tasks fairly. As we know, there are always some people who think they are smarter than others, planning to put their loads on others.
Third, giving different students an equal mark has the risk to be unfair. To explain more, it is not a suitable means of evaluation if the teacher binds a weak or lazy student with a sharp or hard-worker one. Consequently, the weaker reduces the overall team grade also the grade of the smart member by lack of effective contribution, while he takes a higher grade than what actually deserves. As a result, the overall grade is not a correct indication of students' competence, some get lower than what they should, some higher.
To sum up, mandating students to work in a group, which means binding them with different qualities to work together, then giving them all the same overall grade, is neither motivating nor fair. In addition, it can raise serious dissatisfaction among students. Finally, I suggest that the assignments should be solitary and the teacher has to assess each student based on his or her performance.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, also, but, consequently, finally, first, however, if, may, second, so, then, third, thus, while, as to, in addition, all the same, as a result, in other words, to sum up
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 18.0 15.1003584229 119% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 9.0 9.8082437276 92% => OK
Conjunction : 10.0 13.8261648746 72% => OK
Relative clauses : 9.0 11.0286738351 82% => OK
Pronoun: 31.0 43.0788530466 72% => OK
Preposition: 55.0 52.1666666667 105% => OK
Nominalization: 11.0 8.0752688172 136% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2043.0 1977.66487455 103% => OK
No of words: 414.0 407.700716846 102% => OK
Chars per words: 4.9347826087 4.8611393121 102% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.51076378781 4.48103885553 101% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.70430558327 2.67179642975 101% => OK
Unique words: 241.0 212.727598566 113% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.582125603865 0.524837075471 111% => OK
syllable_count: 629.1 618.680645161 102% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.51630824373 99% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 9.59856630824 63% => OK
Article: 2.0 3.08781362007 65% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 3.51792114695 114% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.86738351254 0% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.94265232975 101% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 20.0 20.6003584229 97% => OK
Sentence length: 20.0 20.1344086022 99% => OK
Sentence length SD: 36.9841520114 48.9658058833 76% => OK
Chars per sentence: 102.15 100.406767564 102% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.7 20.6045352989 100% => OK
Discourse Markers: 8.95 5.45110844103 164% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.53405017921 110% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.5376344086 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 11.8709677419 59% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 9.0 3.85842293907 233% => Less negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.88709677419 82% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.323432464136 0.236089414692 137% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0838556293092 0.076458572812 110% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.101904847065 0.0737576698707 138% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.175110910992 0.150856017488 116% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0700612694319 0.0645574589148 109% => OK
automated_readability_index: 12.1 11.7677419355 103% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 59.64 58.1214874552 103% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 6.10430107527 51% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.9 10.1575268817 97% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.31 10.9000537634 104% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.75 8.01818996416 109% => OK
difficult_words: 108.0 86.8835125448 124% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 10.002688172 80% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 10.0537634409 99% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 10.247311828 98% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 90.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 27.0 Out of 30
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