Difference between revisions of "The Pass/Fail Project"

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*Ditto...the Negotiation Workshop was successful in its pursuit of the pass/fail option, so maybe we can talk to someone who was involved in that effort to pick up some tips. I'll contact some friends who've been involved with PON and see if I can get any leads. Anyone else have any ideas? --[[User:Brianna MacDonald|Brianna MacDonald]] 11:18, 13 September 2006 (EDT)
 
*Ditto...the Negotiation Workshop was successful in its pursuit of the pass/fail option, so maybe we can talk to someone who was involved in that effort to pick up some tips. I'll contact some friends who've been involved with PON and see if I can get any leads. Anyone else have any ideas? --[[User:Brianna MacDonald|Brianna MacDonald]] 11:18, 13 September 2006 (EDT)
 
*Me too - Jordan Bleicher
 
*Me too - Jordan Bleicher
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*I think it's a good idea.  I went to Brown University for undergrad (a long time ago!), and there, you have an option of taking every class P/F.  It encourages people to try subjects and courses that may not be their strengths, and that they might not otherwise take.  For example, I'm not great at languages, but I took four semesters of Spanish P/F that I might not have taken otherwise.  It was also an option with classes that were new, or experimental.  The idea was that students might be more inclined to try out something new but unpredictable if they knew they wouldn't be graded.  Now, this doesn't fit exactly into our model, since at this point add/drop has passed and we're locked in, but I think this class is in that spirit.  As a 3L who isn't applying for a clerkship (or any legal job for that matter), I don't particularly care about my grades, but I think this seems like the right class for HLS to back off on the grading a little and try something different.  What's the harm?

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Sign me up! --Kwan Bul 15:12, 12 September 2006 (EDT)

  • Count me in--Josh Nevas
  • Ditto...the Negotiation Workshop was successful in its pursuit of the pass/fail option, so maybe we can talk to someone who was involved in that effort to pick up some tips. I'll contact some friends who've been involved with PON and see if I can get any leads. Anyone else have any ideas? --Brianna MacDonald 11:18, 13 September 2006 (EDT)
  • Me too - Jordan Bleicher
  • I think it's a good idea. I went to Brown University for undergrad (a long time ago!), and there, you have an option of taking every class P/F. It encourages people to try subjects and courses that may not be their strengths, and that they might not otherwise take. For example, I'm not great at languages, but I took four semesters of Spanish P/F that I might not have taken otherwise. It was also an option with classes that were new, or experimental. The idea was that students might be more inclined to try out something new but unpredictable if they knew they wouldn't be graded. Now, this doesn't fit exactly into our model, since at this point add/drop has passed and we're locked in, but I think this class is in that spirit. As a 3L who isn't applying for a clerkship (or any legal job for that matter), I don't particularly care about my grades, but I think this seems like the right class for HLS to back off on the grading a little and try something different. What's the harm?