Should Students' Work Be Graded?
Grades are often seen as a way to measure students' progress and determine their understanding of important topics. However, the pressure to get good grades can harm students' mental health, and grades don't always accurately reflect a students' understanding of the material. These two conflicting viewpoints are presented to readers in an unbiased manner as they are encouraged to develop their own informed opinion about the necessity of grading students' work. Fact boxes and a helpful graphic organizer help readers strengthen their understanding of different points of view, which is an important critical-thinking skill.