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MASTERY
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DeAsante
Con (against)
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Will posting students' grades on bulletin boards publicly motivate them to perform better?

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MASTERY
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/14/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MASTERY

Pro

Welcome to the debate.
First round is for defining and last round is for concluding. I define bulletin boards as boards that are publicly seen, and public as able to be seen by anyone, and better as improved study skills, thus increased scores.

Thank you.
DeAsante

Con

A bulletin board ( pinboard, pin board , noticeboard, or notice
board in British English) is a surface intended for the posting of
public messages, for example, to advertise items wanted or for sale,
announce events, or provide information. Bulletin boards are often
made of a material such as cork to facilitate addition and removal of
messages, or they can be placed on computer networks so people
can leave and erase messages for other people to read and see.
Bulletin boards are particularly prevalent at universities. They are
used by many sports groups and extracurricular groups and anything
from local shops to official notices.
Debate Round No. 1
MASTERY

Pro

I would like to thank my opponent for accepting my debate.

I agree with my opponent's definition of a bulletin board.

Posting students' grades on bulletin boards would motivate them to perform better because of the humiliation created with a bad grade. To avoid the same fate again, bad-scorers would study and study more, thus creating better grades in the next test. Public humiliation will of course, include peer pressure. A popular person in school would definitely be motivated to study more; they don't want to lose their position. A poor performing person will study to avoid the laugh made by arrogant peers. Also, high-scoring students would also study hard to retain their high grade & honour.

Thank you.
DeAsante

Con

DeAsante forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
MASTERY

Pro

My opponent forfeited the previous round.
DeAsante

Con

posting students results on bulletin boards would creat fear and panic for the students,since they will be thinking that they did not perform as expected,through this the child or teen will be ashamed of going into the public or going to join his or her peers to play.
Debate Round No. 3
MASTERY

Pro

Posting students results on bulletin boards would create fear and panic for the students, since they will be thinking that they did not perform as expected, through this the child or teen will be ashamed of going into the public or going to join his or her peers to play.

The created fear and panic, would however, motivate the child to study and study, which, of course leads to an improvement of results. Since tests are around all the time, the student can then prove him/herself good. Then, the student can easily go into the public or play with his/her peers.

Posting students' grades on bulletin walls will pre-motivate them to work, thus not even gaining a bad score. Some people this days don't care about their grades, but publicly displaying them might motivate them to study more. Besides, only a grade is posted on, A+, A, A- etc, so no-one knows other student's exact scores.

Thank you.
DeAsante

Con

DeAsante forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
MASTERY

Pro

My opponent forfeited the previous round.
DeAsante

Con

posting grade will not help
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by AshKelley 2 years ago
AshKelley
That escalated quickly
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PiercedPanda
MASTERYDeAsanteTied
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Total points awarded:50 
Reasons for voting decision: 5 points for the following reasons. First of all, better arguments, as you have noticed, pro used peer pressure well in this debate. It was a great example. Points for spelling and grammar because of con's lack of punctuation in the last round. Points for conduct because once again, as con usually does, plagarism too place. Look at the first paragraph of this wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulletin_board Con's first argument was exactly the same. Plagiarism is illegal. Con also forfeited, giving the points for conduct as well.