MrPapagiorgio wrote: Also, don't take notes during the mock class. You just look like a tool and believe me, people will remember you.
That makes me laugh whenever I see it.
I took notes on the general atmosphere of the class: were current students volunteering to answer questions or was it straight cold call, was the prof somewhat entertaining/could I handle sitting in that class for a semester, how old the classrooms are/general feel of facilities, and maybe (don't crucify me TLS) even a couple interesting tidbits about the case that was being covered.
Since I went to 4 ASWs, I thought I needed to take some notes on classes to help with making a deposit decision later. It didn't even occur to me that I'd look like a tool. w/e I guess it doesn't really matter anyways. I definitely didn't see any need to speak to profs before or after class or voluntarily answer any questions.
While I didn't do that (only went to 2 and felt my mind was kind of made up but wanted to "check"), I saw a bunch of people who seemed to be taking notes on different elements such as the ones you mentioned... or writing down a couple of key points in other presentations given to us. I really saw nothing at all wrong with that. I think people are referencing individuals trying to furiously transcribe what the professor is saying so they can get a "leg up" for next year. Not the taking notes on the school to help make a decision
I really didn't notice any gunning, a couple times the professor actually asked for a volunteer from ASW student and some kids rose their hands, but nothing insane. One time a parent answered a question which was kind of
but I see much worse gunning in my UG than what I saw on my visits