UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA CLASS LETS STUDENTS PICK OWN GRADES IF BAD GRADES CAUSE THEM STRESS

By:  MILO YIANNOPOULOS   AUGUST 8, 2017 >> Professor Rick Watson at the University of Georgia now allows students to decide their own grades, cancel homework assignments, and abandon student groups by citing a stress policy. >> Watson’s courses in Data Management and Energy Informatics include a “Stress Reduction Policy” that students can use whenever they are feeling stressed about inferior grades and inadequate performance. >> Tests in the courses are “open book and open notes” and “designed to assess low level mastery of the course material,” while during in-class presentations “only positive comments” are allowed to be made....

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