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By hardgraderorhardass / Wednesday 24 February 2016 04:46 / United States - Bridgewater
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Some lecturers have this silly idea that no-one deserves an A, because no-one is perfect. It isn't motivating, rather frustrating. During my undergrad studies I had a lecturer give a rather easy assignment at the end (just a few pages review on one article). Afterwards he gave everyone a B or less - because "you cannot get an A for something so easy". As it was an elective class and I applied for financial aid (which in our university depended on your average grade), him being an asshole would have very nearly cost me a lot of money.

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7, I've never seen an example of making someone's goals unachievable motivate them. This sounds more like the teacher that wouldn't give an a to a paper written about physics by Einstein, and those teachers usually give the top of the class either C's or low B's.

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You have yet to meet my crazy drama teacher, first thing she said to us was "if you think you can get an A* in drama, forget it because you can't. The best students are A but most of you will be B"

If it's that good, why give such a low grade. That's not motivating at all, because even if you do a great job he'll give a low grade. I wonder how terrible everyone else's was.

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