2005-05-09

Disillusionment

The stoic phlegm of the last seventy two hours is explainable. To say the least these hours have been quite disillusioning. We began with our venture of making first marketing business plan and solving tricky calculus equations for our economics assignment. We have bungled. At least it appears so. The grades will speak more than I can ever write.

The positive side of these hours is that I have become rugged and enduring. Waking till 3 a.m. or so was a distant possibility, if not an impossibility. Today it appears a part of routine. More time means more time to work and think. Good.

Statistics is supposed to be hard numbers. But as the days pass, it is getting more and more nebulous. Marketing and Economics have hijacked the time that should have been available for and spent on Accounting and Statistics. If things persist the way they are, comprehending Statistics , thus clearing the exam, will be an uphill task.

Till we complete our core curriculum, we have to work in groups. Group dynamics are the most indefinable. At office, hierarchy and longer interaction set the power and intellectual equations. Managing people/groups and thus tasks/assignments is relatively easy. In an environment where all are equal, it takes time to get the synergies to work. In the normal course, the power equations would set to work, but perhaps it will be a while before it can be of any use to the group, the existence of which is for a short duration.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You'll do well, even if the path seems difficult at first. Could you describe the break down grading in a course like Accounting, say 1 end-sem (50%), 1 mid-sem (20%), 4 cases (30%). Thanks.

itheabsolute said...

Hi Anonymous

Each subject has a different grading system. Guess it depends on some scientific formula, past learning or the whims of the Prof. As far as Accounting is concerned there is going to be one final exam. We havent heard of any mid-term in accounting so far. Stats will have a mid-term. Marketing has two case studies and one final. Economics has surprise quizes, problem solving assignment and final exam. The final exam will have a min. of 50 % weightage. Trust the info helped.

Cheers

2005-05-09

Disillusionment

The stoic phlegm of the last seventy two hours is explainable. To say the least these hours have been quite disillusioning. We began with our venture of making first marketing business plan and solving tricky calculus equations for our economics assignment. We have bungled. At least it appears so. The grades will speak more than I can ever write.

The positive side of these hours is that I have become rugged and enduring. Waking till 3 a.m. or so was a distant possibility, if not an impossibility. Today it appears a part of routine. More time means more time to work and think. Good.

Statistics is supposed to be hard numbers. But as the days pass, it is getting more and more nebulous. Marketing and Economics have hijacked the time that should have been available for and spent on Accounting and Statistics. If things persist the way they are, comprehending Statistics , thus clearing the exam, will be an uphill task.

Till we complete our core curriculum, we have to work in groups. Group dynamics are the most indefinable. At office, hierarchy and longer interaction set the power and intellectual equations. Managing people/groups and thus tasks/assignments is relatively easy. In an environment where all are equal, it takes time to get the synergies to work. In the normal course, the power equations would set to work, but perhaps it will be a while before it can be of any use to the group, the existence of which is for a short duration.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You'll do well, even if the path seems difficult at first. Could you describe the break down grading in a course like Accounting, say 1 end-sem (50%), 1 mid-sem (20%), 4 cases (30%). Thanks.

itheabsolute said...

Hi Anonymous

Each subject has a different grading system. Guess it depends on some scientific formula, past learning or the whims of the Prof. As far as Accounting is concerned there is going to be one final exam. We havent heard of any mid-term in accounting so far. Stats will have a mid-term. Marketing has two case studies and one final. Economics has surprise quizes, problem solving assignment and final exam. The final exam will have a min. of 50 % weightage. Trust the info helped.

Cheers