Paul Goodman states and supports his claim clearly throughout his proposal and does a good job of cancelling out the opposing side’s argument. “In the medieval university, the whole point of the grueling trial of the candidate was whether or not to accept him as a peer....It was certainly not to pit one young fellow against another in an ugly competition.” (line 27-29) Goodman’s comparison of the medieval times to now supports his claim that if the goal for testing nowadays is to find out people’s weakness, then what’s the point? Although it is somewhat true, how does Goodman, or anyone for that matter, for sure know that that is the aim? One can only testify.
Goodman’s overall declaration to abolish grading sounds spiffy and an all-around good idea. His thought that it can lead to cheating and plagiarizing is an on-point proposal that anyone could agree on. “..great majority of professors agree that grading hinders teaching and creates a bad spirit, going as far as cheating and plagiarizing.” For instance, homework. Many students can copy other someone else’s in result of not learning anything. He also mentioned that grading only... [continues]
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