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Con: Professor’s age affects teaching

When a professor has taught for over 20 years, their abilities to teach a class are definitely affected by their age. The age of...

Pro: Professor’s age affects teaching

There are a great deal of treasures in this world that get better with time; none such like an experienced professor with a passion...

Pro: Hybrid Classes

Hybrid classes are provides students the flexibility to learn from home as well as have the face-to-face interaction of the classroom. The incorporation of web...

Con: Hybrid Classes

The hybrid classes offered at Pierce should be an option to skip for next semester’s enrollment. Blending face-to-face work with web-based learning leads to...

Pro: Group Work

College students being required to work in groups is a positive idea. The ability to collaborate and work as a team will benefit the...

Participation shouldn’t be graded

Class participation shouldn't be mandatory for a student's grade. Not only is it too ambiguous to grade, but it also punishes and creates a...

Pro: Teachers giving partial credit for late assignments

Teachers should allow students a grace period for all late work with a corresponding deduction, whether that be half-credit or a quarter of the...

Con: Teachers giving partial credit for late assignments

Teachers should not give half or quarter-credit on late assignments for various reasons. First off, many students would not take deadlines as seriously if it...

Con: Teachers grading on a curve

Grading on the curve is a method of grading that is based on letter grades that are distributed on a bell curve.  Typically, for...

Pro: Teachers grading on a curve

Grading on a curve is a highly useful tool that all professors should utilize in their classes. Procedures that are used to grade on a...

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Coffee, conversations and computers

Pierce College President Alexis Montevirgen virtually opened his doors on Oct 14. to host the second Zoom session of Coffee and Conversation with the...
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