Rgue whether or not paying students for good grades is the best motivational tool.
Unit 3 Midterm Prompt
SLO: Students will be able to provide an organized, written response to texts.
Readings: a?Monetary incentives for good work in school can sometimes backfirea? by Steve Rosen and a? Why Arenat We Paying Our Students for a Job Well Done?a? by Nedelina Ivanova.
Writing Task: In a thesis-driven essay supported by evidence from both texts, respond to the following:
Argue whether or not paying students for good grades is the best motivational tool.
In your introduction:
i?¶ Hook your reader
i?¶ Briefly introduce and summarize the articles
i?¶ Provide your thesis. It should be the last sentence of your introduction. An adequate thesis statement would look something like this: _______ is the best way to motivate students because _______, which will _______.
Then, you should have two support paragraphs; each takes the following structure:
i?¶ Topic sentence (+ Transition in the second body paragraph)
i?¶ Evidence from the text (with context/proper integration)
i?¶ Explanation proving why your opinion is right
i?¶ Concluding sentence
Finally, write your conclusion. In your conclusion, explain what should be done about this issue.
Now, proofread. Look in particular for spelling errors, fragments, comma-splices, and run-ons.
Please put at least 2 quotes for each body paragraph and explain.
Write the Reflection(100 words)
Thanks a lot.