Some people think that only the students who are the best academic achievers should be rewarded. Others think that it is more important to reward students who show improvements.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Some people believe that the students who have shown the best academic achievement should be given a corresponding prize for what they have done. On contrary, others argue that students who have done a dramatic improvement should be praised. In this essay, I will contemplate on those two different views and add my thought on them.

On the one hand, the system to only give a reward to the people who have made best result seems not to be very effective in terms of motivating people to study hard. This is because students who mark the lowest rank in the class are very unlikely to reach the top rank in the near future. Usually, to rank top in the class require a lot of time and effort for most students. Thus, the system to only recognize top academic achievers is actually punishing or discouraging the low ranked students in the class.

On the other hand, the system based on a huge improvement seems to give equal opportunities for all students as any students are able to make an improvement comparing to his or her previous outcome will receive an due praise. Accordingly, it is actually provide an incentive for students to study harder in order to make better academic scores than what they made before, which result in contributing to the students’ overall academic improvements. Hence, people need to acknowledge that the system is very conducive for the students’ motivations to improve themselves academically.

In conclusion, it is evident that the way to praise only top ranked students is actually help discourage students to study harder. On the contrary, the method to give a reward on the basis of academic improvement seems to be more effective in encouraging students to make a better academic outcome. Therefore, I believe the system based on how much improvement students made should be widely adopted in schools.

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