Yong Deng Posted over 2 years ago Should extra credit be offered? When you say broken system, I assume you mean the letter grade. for the sake of argument, without grading(GPA), what push the student to absorb the knowledges? In my 3 years of college, half of my classes consist of major related courses and half of them are gen ed courses. There is no guarantee that all my classes are interest to me that without any grading in the class. Furthermore, grade not always reflect one's learning result, but it did indicate where they are in terms of course material.