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Riena Harker

Op-ed contributor — Class of 2020

Number of articles: 1

First Article: October 18, 2019

Latest Article: October 18, 2019

There is no shame in taking a class pass/fail

I refuse to be shamed for supporting my learning with a pass/fail class. In her op-ed “Pass/failing is an act of academic cowardice,” Ella Crabtree ’22 accuses students of taking classes pass/fail simply to “safeguard [their] averages and preserve their egos.” She argues that students who simply want to learn without the pressure of a letter grade are “unable to stomach the possibility of B’s and C’s,” and therefore “deprive [themselves] of valuable, challenging learning experiences.” I beg to differ.

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