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Reflective-aeks123

Core Value I. My work demonstrates that I used a variety of social and interactive practices that involve recursive stages of exploration, discovery, conceptualization, and development. I have shown perseverance and openness in developing ideas, especially in my research paper, … Continue reading

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Bibliography—aeks123

From Earning to Learning Spencer, Kyle. “Standards-Based Grading.” Education Digest 78.3 (2012): 4-10. Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson). Web. 20 Feb. 2017. Background: The standards-based grading system is a system in which only mastery in course subjects is measured. This method … Continue reading

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Research Argument-aeks123

From Earning to Learning The purposes of grades in education systems is to measure how well students are learning by creating motivation for students. If we take a closer look, grades can have the opposite effect on both of their … Continue reading

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Rebuttal-aeks123

Where’s the Effort? P1. Even though the idea of completely getting rid of a traditional grading system may sound good, it leaves a very valid concern for us to consider. Any new system must encourage effort without grading for effort. As … Continue reading

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Causal—aeks123

How Grades Prevent Learning P1. The traditional grading system, which rates students on a letter scale to measure their learning, is not effective for measuring how well students learn. Not only is the system pointless for college institutions, it can actually … Continue reading

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Definition Argument-aeks123

Exploring the Purpose of Grades P1. The purposes of grades in education systems is to measure how well students are learning by creating motivation for students. If we take a closer look, grades can have the opposite effect on both … Continue reading

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Open Strong-aeks123

We tend to think of gerrymandering as a problem that can only be solved in courts by politicians, but using geometry as way to combat it is an innovative possible solution. It’s easy to wonder how gerrymandering—the practice of carving … Continue reading

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White Paper-aeks123

Content Descriptions -Exploring the Standards-Based Grading System -The Cases Against Grades -Comparing Grading Systems – Minimum Grading Method -Different Grading Techniques Working Hypothesis 1: If grades are necessary to measure student’s academic capabilities, the standards-based system is the most effective … Continue reading

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PolioNotes-aeks12

White paper-preliminary paper: place to try out ideas, collection of purposeful summaries, repository for sources. It’s a work in progress- whenever you find a source, you can record it in your white paper and work through its ideas. You can … Continue reading

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Visual Rhetoric-aeks123

00:01 In the very beginning, one man opens a garage door to let himself and a workout partner into a gym of some sort. The man who opened the door seems to be the top performer, and the center of our … Continue reading

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