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It is possible to motivate a student to obtain an "A" grade if he or she does not value an "A" grade more than a "C" grade. Support your answer.

Please come from the point of view that it is not possible.

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Your thesis is:

It is not possible to motivate a student to obtain an "A" grade if he or she does not value an "A" grade more than a "C" grade.

I am wondering why you chose to argue against motivating the student to get higher grades, even though at the present time, she does not value a grade "A"? People are motivated by others to change their behavior all the time. Usually it is just a matter of finding the right motivator. (my opinion)

However, let's look at two arguments based on motivational theories for you to consider for your thesis: It is NOT possible to motivate a student to obtain an "A" grade if he or she does not value an "A" grade more than a "C" grade.

1. According to Maslow, the student would be motivated to meet certain needs. Achievement meets a person's esteem need. However, needs follow from beliefs (I am satisfied with a grade "C"). In this case, the student believes that grade "C" is okay. Therefore, she will be motivated to work as hard as she must to ...

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This solution examines the statement: It is possible to motivate a student to obtain an "A" grade if he or she does not value an "A" grade more than a "C" grade. Research validated.

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