Georgia professor allows stressed out students to choose their own grades


A professor at the University of Georgia will allow his fall semester students to pick their own grades in an effort to reduce the stress levels of his students.

UG Terry College of Business Data Management professor Rick Watson detailed his classroom’s “stress reduction policy” on his course syllabus online, explaining that even though students may refer to their notes and books during testing, they can still request — and be granted — a grade change.

“Emotional reactions to stressful situations can have profound consequences for all involved. In order to avoid such situations in this class, the following policies will apply,” the course syllabus stated.


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