Monday, August 28, 2006

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What is the value of learning? What are the purpose of grades?

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Blogger Soo K. said...

The value of learning is to improve our future. Without education, I do not think that we will be able to advance further in the future. With education, we would be able to get better jobs, and make more money. Because of this, more people are finishing college to get better careers. Also with education, I believe that we will be able to advance with things such as new technology, new medicines, and maybe a cure for diseases such as cancer and AIDS. I believe that the value of learning is to improve on what we have now and make our way to a better future.
The purpose of grades is to show how well we are doing in a certain area. With grades, it shows in what area we are doing well in, and what area we need to improve. But I do believe that grades do put alot of pressure on a student because it pushes the student too far and makes them worry about their grades too much. I believe that grades do help us in showing what area we need to improve in, but still pressures the student too much.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Alison B said...

The value of learning is so that you can be successful in society. Without learing reading, writing, math, and all the other things you learn in school it is harder to get a good job, and make a living to get you a home and things you need for everyday life. Once you get an education you can do many more things with your life and go farther than you could have if you never got an education.
The puropose of grades are so that you can see how well you are grasping the concepts and understanding what we are learnig in class. Without them you couldnt really tell as well how you are doing in class, and they are also useful to show your parents so they know if you are working hard or not.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Michael M said...

I believe that learning is everything. Without our ability to learn we as people have no abilities. We have to remember that everything we do from sports to working requires knowledge. You had to learn on how to play your sport or you had to learn how to run your job. Studying new ideas opens our minds to even better ideas and from those ideas even better ones. However the human has one common flaw which is to question why something must be done and ways on doing it. The purpose of grades for a student in school is to keep the student from not doing his work. Homework reinforces our knowledge and helps the information stick to our brains. Now we all know that some people do not care about grades and just don’t do their work, but as we know they sure won’t need to put sunglasses on for there future won’t at all be bright. However grades are just another system in our universe that we have created, like money or government. These are systems that keep us “in-line” and make us follow the rules. In the end we must always study, learn and examine for without those three things our human race would never progress into the future.

5:16 PM  
Blogger karmk said...

I agree with michael, learning is everything. without learning where would we be in life? even if we are not in school, sitting in desks listening to teachers, we are out in the world learning. we learn how to get from point A to point B, we learn at our jobs and we learn how to act in the real world. without learning its like there is no life. So the value of learning is like living life. you learn things everyday i guarentee. And with learning we are advancing everyday because smart people learned what they needed to to make life easier for us. with the computer, cell phone, light bulb etc. So we need to learn whether we like it or not.
The point of grades is to see where we are at in learning. I think it is a good thing we have grades because it shows the areas we excell and the areas we need to improve in. Grades are like our guidelines in school. With grades we know where we are in all subjects and where we know where we need to get help. Also, for jobs they even give you greades. for instance, for inspections of resturaunts, they tell you how clean your store is by a grading system. And with the grading system, it htells you where your good at and where you need to step it up. Again, grades are everywhere and we need to go by them because they are very helpful with all aspects of life.

6:04 PM  
Blogger karmk said...

I agree with michael, learning is everything. without learning where would we be in life? even if we are not in school, sitting in desks listening to teachers, we are out in the world learning. we learn how to get from point A to point B, we learn at our jobs and we learn how to act in the real world. without learning its like there is no life. So the value of learning is like living life. you learn things everyday i guarentee. And with learning we are advancing everyday because smart people learned what they needed to to make life easier for us. with the computer, cell phone, light bulb etc. So we need to learn whether we like it or not.
The point of grades is to see where we are at in learning. I think it is a good thing we have grades because it shows the areas we excell and the areas we need to improve in. Grades are like our guidelines in school. With grades we know where we are in all subjects and where we know where we need to get help. Also, for jobs they even give you greades. for instance, for inspections of resturaunts, they tell you how clean your store is by a grading system. And with the grading system, it htells you where your good at and where you need to step it up. Again, grades are everywhere and we need to go by them because they are very helpful with all aspects of life.

6:05 PM  
Blogger nicolec said...

The value of learning to me is not just what we learn in a classroom but the values we learn. The way we learn to study. And the habits we pick up along the way. Learning teaches you so many other things besides the information you are recieving. The purpose of grades is to give you feed back on how hard you are working or how much harder you should be working.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Stephanie S. said...

The value of learning is simply to educate yourself for the future and the business world. We need learning to help make more advancements in technology, medicine and business. Without learning we would just be stuck and be lower than rest of the world and be taken advantage of. If you don't have education, you can be taken advantage of and can be vulnerable. The reason for grades is show how we do in a certain aspect of that class. It doesn't neccesarily show if we know the information. Grades does show us how we can improve to do better in a certain class. Sometimes grades can be too much of a burden and cause way too much stress.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Billy N. said...

The value of learning is to do better in life in general. No matter what career you choose in life, you have to know a lot about it. In today's day and age, the jobs that require more knowledge, pay more. The purpose of grades is to judge your progress in a certain area or subject. In today's schools grades revolve around tests which suposedly test how much we've learned. However, is this the only way to judge a students learning. Students like myself freeze up on tests. The pressure put on getting a good grade, is so heavy that I collapse under pressure. I'm not saying tests should be done for completely butshould they really be the main judge of knowledge?

10:26 AM  
Blogger chelby C. said...

The value of learing is to help you to gain knowlage and to help you in the future. Learing helps you grow into the person you will become when you're older. When you learn more and know more it helps you when your in the real world. Learning also helps you with getting a job. The purpose of grades is to show how you are doing academacly in school . It shows what you need to imporve on and how well your doing. Having grades pushes you to work harder , it self modavates you.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Sheldon said...

I believe the value of learning is important for success of your future. Learning should however be placed at an indivuals learnig goals, for what that person wants to be when he grows up. Much like college would be more of a career path. Middle school should be the last general learning environment and highschool begin to focus on an individuals future goals, and within that will be a general group of classes nessecary for that career path, and continue it through college. Grades are just a spectators way of judging how much a person knows. Which in retrospect can be correct, like tests which challenge the person to copy all that he or she knows on a subject. I think learning should be applied to more larger projects that test not only the persons knowledge on the subject, but also problems that a student must correct through their own trial and error and simply be graded on accomplishment.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Adam S said...

The value of learning is truly immeasurable. Learning is truly everything. One is always learning to advance in the world. Either learning for a job, or for a test. Learning about a person's personality so that you know how to act and what to say to that person. You are always learning something wether you want to or not. Learning, to me, is almost synonomus with advancement. To advance at all a person has to learn how. The value of grades is to measure how well a person is doing in school. It determines what kind of student and person someone is. Do they apply themselves? Are they lazy? Do they make excuses for bad grades? Or does a student not make sxcuses and do anything to get an "A". Grades can help you judge where you are and where you need to be.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Madisson L said...

The literal definition of learning is, "To acquire knowledge of a skill in by study, instruction, or experience." The value of learning doesn’t stop in the class room, it will benefit your future in which ever road you decide to pursue. Learning may not get you a better job, or get you better grades, but it will expand your mind which will make you a more interesting and well rounded person. Grades are not a test of how intelligent a person is or how hard they try. They are simply a marker for teachers to be able to see what areas they need to improve their teaching skills. However, without adequate grades, you might not get accepted into college and therefore might not be able to learn as much as you might be capable. So, learning and grades fit together in the sense that they are both valuable to our future.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Andrew M said...

I believe that learning is very valuable to people in regards to functioning and interacting in society. If people are taught the right things in and out of school and they are able to learn the material given to them they can have an easier path to success in life. Learning is very important and through learning comes other ideas from people who take learning to a whole new level thus advancing us as a whole. On the otherhand grades are not quite as important in attending school as learning the material is. Grades were made to assess and motivate students in school. This is an important tool to keep young people interested and competetive in striving to learn but often times grades become the main focus of the student and they loose passion for learning. Although grades often are a representation of how the student is learning it is unfortunate that it is not always this way. Both are important in the end as long as there is a balance where learning comes first.

8:40 PM  
Blogger JackS said...

The value of learning in my mind is whatever you want to make it. Learning is in the eye of the beholder, ultimatly you as a person decide what information is important to you, and what information you want to hold on to. To some people "learning is everything", but to some it is completly irrelavent. Whether you like it or not everyone learns something new every day of their lives. So really, you can embrace knowledge or you can kick it in the face and deny the inevitable. As far as grades go, they are a way to keep students interested in learning, not necessarily a way to reflect what we have learned. Think about how many students would really care about school if it weren't for grades, realistically how many students would even come to school if it werent for grades? Not many. In the end, our learning reflects our grades and our grades make sure we learn.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Callank said...

What is the value of learning? What are the purpose of grades?
The value of learning is to be able to communicate with one another and be able to have debates, talks, and most importantly be able to think. With out background knowledge on something you are discusing the conversation would go no where. Without learning things you wouldn't be able to have your own opinions on things an therefore you wouldn't be able to think for yourself. With out learning, you wouldn't understand how to put yourself in other peoples shoes an nothing would be accomplished besides what we already have.
The purpose of grades is to show, in some cases, that you are participating and actually doing the work. Even though you may know the assignment an be choosing to just not do the work, it helps people to not be lazy about it... if they even care.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Roxy S. said...

The value of learning is to expand our minds. If we werent learning, as humans, I think we can fairly assume that we would be craving knowledge anyway. The purpose of grades, although I disagree with them, is to have a way to show how well we learn, our willingness to learn, and in a way what we learn to those that are going to help us continue with our education.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Troy B said...

I think that there is a lot of value in learning. Its not just for you to say "hey i finished school" becasue you should go to want to learn. When you do that you will learn other things that you will be able to use i life, because if you think about it you really just don't learn in school you learn in life by doing, sharing, and feeling. Its that expirence that will teach you things you need in life.
I really don't think that there is a purpose in grades other then to show the amout of effort someone puts in. They don't reflect how smart you are, because you could be the smartes person on earth but if you don't do the work or turn it in then grades won't show an inteligence level. But aside from effort it can show if you have ur priortys strait in the same way, because you should know that you need to do work and turn things in. If we had never started using grades there would be less pressure on kids to try hard to get good grades they would just do the work, because there wouldn't be any pressure to get everything right.

12:07 AM  
Blogger Kellen G said...

Learning goes back to the days of the greeks. The spartans were so caught up in military that they did'nt learn about further advancing as an economy. Learning is key because it is the non-violent weapon. If we learn we can further ourselves as a people and as a nation.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Eric S. said...

The value of learning is to better prepare one's self for the future. With more knowledge you will be able to take your life to places you've only imagined. By learning and being more educated, you set yourself up for a far better life after your scholastic career is over. Even though you are done with school that doesn't mean you stop learning though. You will continue to learn new things everyday, some that improve your life and others that do not. The knowledge you obtain will help you to make decisions on life in the future.
The purpose of grades is to measure what you have learned, not how much you can cram in your head the night before a test. Your grade is a direct corralation to the amount of material you have obtained during the class. If you only learned 85 percent of what the class covered, then you will recieve a "B".

7:49 PM  
Blogger Janessa S. said...

The value of learning is all for the purpose of bettering ourselves. It allows us to become smarter and aware of what is involved in the world weather it be a holiday or a simple math problem used to balence a checkbook. Learning is what allows us to be successful in the world today and if no one ever learned anything at all, we wouldn't be able to do some of the essential nesessities that we accomplish in everyday life. Grades help us strive to better ourselves. They give us a reason to presue our learning abilities. They motovate us to push ourselves until we understand.

8:47 PM  

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