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The suggestion to terminate student evaluation of professors

GRE Essay Topic 923 - The following appeared in a memorandum from a dean at Omega University. "Fifteen years ago, Omega University implemented a new procedure that encouraged students to evaluate the teaching effectiveness of all their professors. Since that time, Omega professors have begun to assign higher grades in their classes, and overall student grade averages at Omega have risen by thirty percent. Potential employers apparently believe the grades at Omega are inflated; this would explain why Omega graduates have not been as successful at getting jobs as have graduates from nearby Alpha University. To enable its graduates to secure better jobs, Omega University should now terminate student evaluation of professors. " Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument.

Author: sam7676 | Date: December 30, 2015 | Score: 5

The suggestion to terminate student evaluation of professors might be cogent at first cursory glance, but pedantic evaluation of the argument, brings in light serious flaws in the premises on which the arguments is based. To begin with, the argument fallaciously compares Omega university wit...

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