Reading Response (169-200)

Reading Response - Rasmussen Drew Rasmussen Rick Coonrod English 102 10 September 2010 Reading Response The Curious Researcher(pg 169-200 Ballenger

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Rasmussen Drew Rasmussen Rick Coonrod English 102 10 September 2010 Reading Response: The Curious Researcher (pg. 169-200) Ballenger begins this chapter with the topic of grade inflation. Do I believe this exists? In short, yes. From what I can tell by just attending school, students aren’t getting smarter. People are getting stupider. I can’t imagine what the general intelligence quotient of the regular person is nowadays. You would have to be blind to attend a public school or sometimes even a college and not see right in front of you that teachers conform to the students needs, and often time it is the student that holds back the rest of the class. Ballenger supports this idea with the evidence he provides relating to the increase of grades while the average students SAT score saw a 5% decrease over a period of time while the average GPA was still increasing. Don’t get me wrong, I have seen students who are lazy and maintain low GPAs while still doing outstanding on the ACT or SAT, but these few geniuses or should I say lazy geniuses make up a very small percentage of the student population. Ballenger doesn’t toss this idea around blindly making false assumptions, he provides factual information that the reader can read and understand, making him a very credible source of information on this topic. Reading Ballenger’s book to this point has made me understand
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course ENGLISH 102 taught by Professor Bailey during the Fall '11 term at Boise State.

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Reading Response - Rasmussen Drew Rasmussen Rick Coonrod English 102 10 September 2010 Reading Response The Curious Researcher(pg 169-200 Ballenger

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