Saturday, October 23, 2010

Almost half way

We are all searching for a way to rationalize saying that we are halfway done. Kind of tells you something.
The course is moving along at a pretty good clip. You have these nice 2 week sprints (Agile method-esque.) Charlottesville has turned cold in the morning. A quick take on Risk and Econ

Risk is a very insightful course. I mean that it has opened my eyes to many things that I hadn't even thought of before. The industry is still relatively in its infancy so there is still lots of promise for a young man or woman in this field.

The risk mid term is ahem... rough. So for this cohort, we waited until the 4th session to take a mid term. The mid term accounts for 20 points of your final grade, IE, the difference between a 95 and a 75. It is also closed book. So we have your first exam, in class, closed book. The first mid term given was bombed by many of us, your blogger included. I did not do well and it was morally crushing. The grades were poor enough that they gave retake which i took last night. I feel much better about this mid term.... amazing what a difference that makes.

Econ is not what you think it is. It is not macro, it is not micro. The best description is that it is econ wrapped in riddles. You will see what I mean, but it is not what you think it is.

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