University professor to allow students to pick their own grades to reduce stress

What happened to the “Honor” in HIGH Honors?

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  We all understand that college can be stressful on students. According to this story a professor at the University of Georgia has come up with a unique way to help his students cope with the stress of getting a bad grade–the student simply tells the professor what their grade should have been and he will change it without question. Here is more:

A University of Georgia professor has adopted a “stress reduction policy” that will allow students to select their own grades if they “feel unduly stressed” by the ones they earned.

According to online course syllabi for two of Dr. Richard Watson’s fall business courses, he has introduced the policy because “emotional reactions to stressful situations can have profound consequences for all involved.”

As such, if students feel “unduly stressed by a grade for any assessable material or the overall course,” they can “email the instructor indicating what…

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