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Caela Burrell

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Would you still do school work if you weren't getting a grade for it?

One of my friends, a straight A student, recently told me that she wouldn't be doing her work if it wasn't being graded. I discussed this with some other friends and they all said the same. Does nobody do work just for the sake of learning now? Or do we need a reward for everything we do and a punishment for everything we don't do?
What would you do?

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  • Mar 18 2013: yes the fact i could learn something new would drive me more then the grade reward. i may be able to use what i learned to help me and others in someway. This is why i even tuned in to ted in the first place.
    but i must admit your photo was my reward for responding to this.

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