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in praise of the f word

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wang ting

on 11 June 2014

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point of the article
In Mary Sherry's short story " In praise of the " F" Word, she argues that giving failing grades is necessary to real learning. She make strong argument for using the "F" to really get students attention and she is correct when she argues that teachers should not give grades simply to pass students along the way. Most students drop out of school because they have failing grades. In this essay, it stated that students who where passed along is stigma associated with being left behind
Reading Comprehension Questions
1.C 2.D 3.C 4. B 5. D 6. A 7. A 8. C 9. B
10 A. S B. P C. X D. S

why does sherry consider the threat of failure to be a positive teaching tool ??
most kids don't put school first on their list unless they perceive something is at stake.

It is an expression of confidence by both teachers and parents that the students have the ability to learn the material presented to them.

in praise of the f word
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