Marks and money?

  • Thread starter pivoxa15
  • Start date
  • #1
2,259
1
I have come to the realisation that most students seem to keen up so much when a piece of work is going to be marked and counted towards their final grade (compared to when the work is not assessable). It draws a very close resemblance to people keening up when doing a job that they are paid to do (compared to when doing something that is not paid).

So when you are young your goal is to get good grades. As you grow older and finish studying, you goal is to make good money. So marks and money are in some ways isomorphic.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
mjsd
Homework Helper
726
3
hehehe... it appears that we live in a materialistic, market driven world where only "real rewards" matter. it is sad, but it is true
 
  • #3
191
0
and thank god for that, if there was no reward i bet 99% of the people who go on to higher education wouldn't give a crap.
 
  • #4
2,259
1
hehehe... it appears that we live in a materialistic, market driven world where only "real rewards" matter. it is sad, but it is true

But it (is the only thing that) works so if the system allow it than it is surely a good thing. Things can be a lot worse. Everything has its positive and negatives .
 
  • #5
mjsd
Homework Helper
726
3
it is sad because that means compassion always comes last
 
  • #6
191
0
compassion doesn't mix with business. philanthropy or 'good deeds' can only happen after you eat.
 
  • #7
radou
Homework Helper
3,120
7
So when you are young your goal is to get good grades. As you grow older and finish studying, you goal is to make good
money. So marks and money are in some ways isomorphic.

People who think they'll surely be able to earn "good money" if they have good grades are pretty naive. Of course, good grades speak for themselves, but it's really only your agility/ingenuity which matters, and it is not a necessary condition for having good grades.

hehehe... it appears that we live in a materialistic, market driven world where only "real rewards" matter. it is sad, but it is true

I agree, up to a point, but in general, it's not so tragic as it looks.
 

Related Threads on Marks and money?

  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
40
Views
5K
Z
  • Last Post
Replies
24
Views
7K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
2K
Replies
5
Views
6K
C
  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
7K
Top