My grand, life changing idea
By Michaela Super
It’s the first day of your senior year, and you’re already banking on having all 85’s and above. Speaking from experience, working hard for your 85 and being exempt from a final is one of the most rewarding feelings. It is an even better feeling when all your grades are killer due to the privilege of being exempt. But, what if everyone got the chance to be expect from finals?
My idea might seem a little crazy. I mean, everyone being exempt from a final? That’s crazy talk. But like I said before, my final grades have improved from years past. If everyone had the chance to be exempt, their grades would improve and raise their GPAs. That could benefit students in different ways like picking a college and applying for scholarships. I’m not saying everyone needs an 85, make it different for each year. For freshman, the grade average could start at 93 average, and the number could lower each year, allowing seniors to only need an 85 or better. You could allow students to be exempt from certain classes. For instance, maybe finals can be mandatory for all core classes (math, english, history, science). That allows students to be exempt from classes like gym and other electives.
My idea is crazy and possibly a shot in the dark. But being exempt from finals is an excuse to sleep a little more and a great way to raise all of our grades. Call me crazy, but this might be one of my best ideas.Read More