Harvard cheating scandal - guess the course name..

Reply Tue 11 Sep, 2012 05:06 pm
I'm not disagreeing with you here.
0 Replies
Joe Nation
Reply Wed 12 Sep, 2012 08:55 am
One thing I hated was a study group. In journalism classes we used to get assigned to at least three during two semesters of work. The idea was to get used to the idea of cooperative researching so that, like in TIME magazine, your name would be put in the byline of an article as "...contributed in the reporting of the story."
The problem was the 80/20 rule works really well for study groups. Eighty percent of the work is done by twenty percent of the people. Some people were notorious for literally doing NO work. Assigned to discover say, the origin of the idea of an HMO for an article on the changes in healthcare, they would show up at the student lounge or this really great bar/cafe called the Library (more on that latter) saying they weren't able to find anything about HMOs.
And they would shrug.

After this happened twice in the first semester, two friends of mine and I told the professor that we had to be assigned to a group together. We did the research, we attended the meetings of the group of eight (several people never ever showed up), we wrote the articles and turned them in with everyone's name attached but ....three or four had an asterisk next to theirs.
We never indicated what the asterisks meant, the non-contributing students never objected and I, at least, never heard a comment from the professor about them.

Joe(give me individual research anytime.)Nation
Reply Wed 12 Sep, 2012 10:08 am
@Joe Nation,
They probably didn't object to the asteriks because they never read what you wrote and therefore never noticed.

but you are right -in most group project stuff - there is usually just a small portion that does the work.
0 Replies
Reply Wed 12 Sep, 2012 07:05 pm
others don't and suffer if the thing is graded on a curve.
0 Replies

Related Topics

T'Pring is Dead - Discussion by Brandon9000
Another Calif. shooting spree: 4 dead - Discussion by Lustig Andrei
Friends don't let friends fat-talk - Discussion by hawkeye10
Before you criticize the media - Discussion by Robert Gentel
Fatal Baloon Accident - Discussion by 33export
The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie - Discussion by bobsal u1553115
Robin Williams is dead - Discussion by Butrflynet
Copyright © 2021 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.07 seconds on 12/04/2021 at 02:05:42