Structure of Seminar Class

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Pato_09
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Structure of Seminar Class

Postby Pato_09 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:16 pm

2L Here ...

Haven't taken a seminar class just yet. I was wondering how is a seminar class structured?

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Re: Structure of Seminar Class

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:29 pm

Show up, do reading, pass final with best grade possible.

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Re: Structure of Seminar Class

Postby Detrox » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:58 pm

Can vary depending on the size of the class and the instructor. From my experience, they are alot more writing heavy and participation intensive. Generally don't have the standard final either, despite the above poster's advice. Other then that I can't really say that they're THAT much different then other classes. Depending on your school they may have less credits then other classes, but I've found they are about the same if not more work because of the regularity of written assignments.

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Re: Structure of Seminar Class

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:11 pm

Detrox wrote:Generally don't have the standard final either, despite the above poster's advice.


kalvano wrote:Show up, do reading, pass final with best grade possible.


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Re: Structure of Seminar Class

Postby Detrox » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:36 pm

To clarify, the "finals" for the seminars I am familiar with are either: non-existant as the grade is based off of class participation and a series of small papers over the course of the class, an extended research paper which is dissimilar from a final in that it may not even be due until well into the next semester and grading will be entirely subjective and personalized, or a standard final.




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