Grades for the first semester were finally released this week! I’d almost forgotten about the whole ordeal… particularly since I spent most of the break trying to ignore it all and hold off the potential looming clouds of stress. First, the backdrop: the grading system at HBS is very “corporate”, using the same sort of [...]
Entries Tagged as 'class participation'
January 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized
November 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized
By weighting class participation as 50%+ of each students final grade, it’s sometime interesting to think about how this impacts class dynamics. It really starts to get on your nerves when… Classmates make 2+ comments per class. They take minutes to say something that could be summarized in five words. Oh, and you know it’s [...]
October 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized
I love the case method. I really do. I’ve always been a fan of innovative teaching methodologies (after all, what else is there to think about when you’re forced to listen to a boring professor drone for hours?). The case method (as implemented by HBS) comes about as close to an ideal teaching style as [...]