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lovelaw27
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nontraditional classes

Postby lovelaw27 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:58 pm

I do well in ordinary classes where the grades are based entirely on a final exam. The problem is I want to start taking some tax classes. Nearly all of the tax classes are nontraditional classes where the grades are based on things like class participation, take home final, writing assignments, etc. I want to take these classes without murdering my class rank. Any advice on doing well in these nontraditional classes? Should I just skip these classes all together?

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TTH
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Re: nontraditional classes

Postby TTH » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:59 am

lovelaw27 wrote:I do well in ordinary classes where the grades are based entirely on a final exam. The problem is I want to start taking some tax classes. Nearly all of the tax classes are nontraditional classes where the grades are based on things like class participation, take home final, writing assignments, etc. I want to take these classes without murdering my class rank. Any advice on doing well in these nontraditional classes? Should I just skip these classes all together?


Well, how did you deal with these classes in undergrad?

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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: nontraditional classes

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:06 pm

lovelaw27 wrote:I do well in ordinary classes where the grades are based entirely on a final exam. The problem is I want to start taking some tax classes. Nearly all of the tax classes are nontraditional classes where the grades are based on things like class participation, take home final, writing assignments, etc. I want to take these classes without murdering my class rank. Any advice on doing well in these nontraditional classes? Should I just skip these classes all together?


Tax can be taught by using a typical end-of-semester in-class final. Is the issue none of the tax professors at your school do this? If that's the case, decide what's more important: taking tax or risking your GPA. (If you want to do tax, though, seems like you don't have much of a choice.)




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