Does Grading Help Students Learn?

Critical Thinking Paper Writing Guide
Assignment Description
This assignment is designed to stimulate your personal academic interests and develop your
critical thinking skills. In this assignment, you are asked to use what you have learned from this
class to analyze one current controversial issue in educational psychology and explain your
viewpoint in this issue and interpret the reasons. You need to provide theoretical analysis,
evidence, and cite articles and research papers to support your viewpoint. Here are several
potential topics that you can select from, or you are welcome to pick your own topic that
interests you. The argument examples for each topic are provided to help you better understand
the issue.
1. Issue: Does Reducing Class Size Improve Student Achievement?