0L Question re Picking a Section

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peterswe
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0L Question re Picking a Section

Postby peterswe » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:05 pm

Hey all,

I have a silly and possibly dumb question.

My school is giving me the option to pick a section for next fall. The information they gave me lists all of the professors for each section. I looked up these professors on ratemyprofessors.com, and it seems like one section is STACKED with profs who people consider brilliant/funny/extremely helpful.

Should I just pick this section, or should I be worried that all the kids "in the know" are going to pick this section and I wind up in a section full of gunners who screw the curve?



Silly.... I know, but whatever.

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pugalicious
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Re: 0L Question re Picking a Section

Postby pugalicious » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:08 pm

I'm just a 0L, but I say pick that section anyway. That's where all the cool kids will be.

More general question, would the exams be curved against your section or across the board?

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Re: 0L Question re Picking a Section

Postby dakatz » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:09 pm

I doubt its just gunners who go to ratemyprofessor and see which profs are the best. If you think a particular sections offers the best classroom experience, might as well go for it.

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Re: 0L Question re Picking a Section

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:10 pm

peterswe wrote:Hey all,

I have a silly and possibly dumb question.

My school is giving me the option to pick a section for next fall. The information they gave me lists all of the professors for each section. I looked up these professors on ratemyprofessors.com, and it seems like one section is STACKED with profs who people consider brilliant/funny/extremely helpful.

Should I just pick this section, or should I be worried that all the kids "in the know" are going to pick this section and I wind up in a section full of gunners who screw the curve?



Silly.... I know, but whatever.

Toss a coin, you have no way of knowing before school starts.

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PhantaManta
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Re: 0L Question re Picking a Section

Postby PhantaManta » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:13 pm

Always go with positive ratings if all else is equal. It might even be the correct play to take the good ratings over a better schedule in terms of times of classes... but that depends!!!

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Re: 0L Question re Picking a Section

Postby peterswe » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:13 pm

Curve is based on sections, if I'm not seriously mistaken.

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Re: 0L Question re Picking a Section

Postby klk » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:15 pm

Mind if I ask what school this is?

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Re: 0L Question re Picking a Section

Postby peterswe » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:22 pm

klk wrote:Mind if I ask what school this is?


PM'd


You guys responded quickly - thanks!


Think I'm going to pull the trigger here.




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