Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack
GMAT Club

 It is currently 29 Mar 2017, 18:18

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Reva: Using extraneous incentives to get teenagers to change

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 22 May 2005
Posts: 139
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 18 [1] , given: 0

Reva: Using extraneous incentives to get teenagers to change [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Jul 2005, 10:40
1
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Reva: Using extraneous incentives to get teenagers to change their attitude toward school and schoolwork won’t work. Take the program in West Virginia, for instance, where they tried to reduce their dropout rate by revoking the driving licenses of kids who left school. The program failed miserably.

Anne: It’s true that the West Virginia program failed, but many schools have devised incentive programs that have been very successful in improving attendance and reducing discipline problems.

According to Anne, the weak point in Reva’s claim is that it

(A) fails to consider the possibility that the majority of potential dropouts in West Virginia do not have driving licenses
(B) doesn’t provide any exact figures for the dropout rate in West Virginia before and during the program
(C) ignores a substantial body of evidence showing that parents and employers have been using extrinsic incentives with positive results for years
(D) assumes that a positive incentive—a prize or a reward—will be no more effective than a negative incentive, like the revoking of a driving license
(E) is based on a single example, the incentive program in West Virginia, which may not be typical
Senior Manager
Joined: 16 Dec 2011
Posts: 452
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 210 [0], given: 70

Re: Reva: Using extraneous incentives to get teenagers to change [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 May 2013, 22:16
All duplicate threads on this topic have been merged.

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10674
Followers: 959

Kudos [?]: 214 [0], given: 0

Re: Reva: Using extraneous incentives to get teenagers to change [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Oct 2015, 05:29
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Re: Reva: Using extraneous incentives to get teenagers to change   [#permalink] 01 Oct 2015, 05:29

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3   [ 42 posts ]

Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
4 Psychiatrist: Research shows that teenagers who use tobacco 5 18 May 2013, 05:16
Reva: Using extraneous incentives to get teenagers to change 0 19 Apr 2012, 23:55
1 Most consumers do not get much use out of the sports 15 27 Sep 2010, 05:28
18 Automobile manufacturers often offer incentive programs 16 24 Jul 2010, 17:06
Teenagers are often priced out of the labor market by the 0 21 Jul 2013, 03:05
Display posts from previous: Sort by