January 12, 2010
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"Many students are more pysically present in the classroom but largely mentally absent ;they fail to invest themselves fully in the experience of learning" as a study showed. This pervious quote is so true . Students nowadays lack the motivation or the passion for learning . The first question which pops into our minds right now is what is Motivation? Motivation is the drive or force which pushes people to accomplish things willingly ,to be intrinsically more than extrinsically motivated. In the present,students are reluctant to invest their effort and time in the experience of learning ,so eventually they fail.In my viewpoint,two of the main reasons that could be done to motivate students are challenge and reward .

First of all,one of the main means that could be done to help students be motivated is challenge .In other words,the feeling that they need to work hard in order to proof themselves.For instance,competitions and quizzes are very useful means as students will always feel like they are in a race between their classmates.The care for their image and the desire for being the top of their class will always provide them with the power they need to make them eager to work hard and effectively to achieve their aim.Challenging the students is very important is very important to break the boredom or at least to assist in removing the concept that learning is assciated with drudgery.In this way,students will feel open again and will try to explore the fun that they can derive via the process of learning .

Another important mean that could be done in order to help the students feel motivated is rewarding them .After challenging them to work and to devote their time and effort to learn,teachers should offer rewards or prizes in a way which at least means "Thank you ".for example,after doing a competition the winning team should be offered a prize or even sweets,anything that could deliver them the feeling that they are appreciated for the effort they have made.Otherwise,a rapid decline in their motivation level will occur.Students will feel demotivated,they will be like 'why should we spend time and effort n this lesson?!?!"Teachers should always keep in mind that students are not that mature to realize that all of this is for their own benefit.So,rewarding the students is a very useful mean to motivate them.

To finish up,motivation among the students is a crucial thing to help the students succeed througout thier educational journey.Many factors could be could contribute positively to this target.Two of them are challenge and reward.Motivated students will be able to accomplish their tasks with desire and passion .Eventually,these motivated students could represent successful figures in their future .

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faru said...
Nov. 8 at 8:30 am
I really appreciate you..
Fayrouz This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 24, 2010 at 4:44 pm
I agree Jaida! I'm also Egyptian, but I don't live in Egypt. Good job on your essay- you tackled the reasons behind lack of motivation very well. although, you do have some spelling and grammar errors. however, your ideas are well laid out. good job again!
Jaida replied...
Jan. 25, 2010 at 4:37 am
Firoooo :D
ana far7ana la2eet masreya tania :D
omal enty 3aysha feen ?
bas bgad ana far7ana that u liked my essay :)) i tried as much as i can to express clearly and to avoid these spelling and grammar mistakes bas m3lsh i will tc next time ;)Thankss again :)
Fayrouz This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 25, 2010 at 8:49 am
In America. Hah, I speak Ar*ab*ic so no worries. I can't write too well though. Is English your second language? If so, then this is very well written.
Jaida replied...
Jan. 26, 2010 at 5:54 am
yeaa it is my 2nd language :)
and Thank uu so much um so happy u liked it (: i am 17 ;) turning 18 in april ;)
how old r u ? and y did u move to america ? to be honest its better than living here lol but do u love egypt do u think of cuming here or what?
nice to meet u :D
Fayrouz This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 27, 2010 at 5:24 pm
well, now I'm 16 and I was born here-my parents came here a long time ago and I do visit Egypt. I love Egypt a bunch really and I watch movies and soccer games (i was watching egypt vs. cameroon on tv!) don't ask me which one i love more cause egypt is where my family is...but in america, we're lonely. but the quality of life in america is better, no offense. but i love both :)
Jaida replied...
Jan. 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm
hahaha yea i understand :) you are so sweet i love soccer games too ALOTTT :D me too i saw the match congrats ;) so u understand arabic well can u speak arabic ?;) awesome that u cum here egypt ;)but egypt is goodwhen u just cum for a break but not for living . btw i study in the american university in cairo here hoping that i cud move to america too lol :D
Fayrouz This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 5, 2010 at 8:41 pm
do you study english or what exactly?
amanda727 said...
Jan. 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm
Hey! I agree with this! Yeah, my sis needs motivation to do anything!!! And I play soccer and basketball and our old coach never gave us anything to work for, but just yelled at us. So, i think in order to get through to anyone, to teach anyone anything, you need motivation! Great essay! I liked it alot. Keep writing; you're talented and it seems like you'd be good at psychology!
Jaida replied...
Jan. 18, 2010 at 1:19 pm
ohhh Amanda :D u just drew a smile on my face r8 now !!!:D:D
yeaa motivation is imporant having this passion that pushes and supports you is really amazing :D i think the problem with your sister that shes nt doing what she really loves thts y shes not so encouraged .. and about ur captain try to talk to him but it seems u luv soccer and basketball so much ;) I am really happy that u liked my essay :D keep up ur gr8 work ... wish u the best of th best ;)
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