Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

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april_ludgate
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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by april_ludgate » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:59 pm

Anyone heard back about BSA/heard about someone who has?

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by redpikachu » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:10 pm

april_ludgate wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Anyone heard back about BSA/heard about someone who has?
radio silence here...Are they calling rn or is it about the time?

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by april_ludgate » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:11 pm

redpikachu wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:10 pm
april_ludgate wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Anyone heard back about BSA/heard about someone who has?
radio silence here...Are they calling rn or is it about the time?
According to TLS last year emails had been sent on/by July 9. I assume they might come out later this year? As we ended later? Maybe?

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by april_ludgate » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:04 pm

april_ludgate wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:11 pm
redpikachu wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:10 pm
april_ludgate wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Anyone heard back about BSA/heard about someone who has?
radio silence here...Are they calling rn or is it about the time?
According to TLS last year emails had been sent on/by July 9. I assume they might come out later this year? As we ended later? Maybe?
came out today!

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by Borges_and_barbells » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:02 pm

If I'm living in the dorms, do you think buying the discounted MBTA pass would be a good investment? I'm not from the area, so I don't know how often I will be going into Boston, for example. The total price for 4 months is $253. Might it be cheaper to just buy tickets using my "CharlieCard"?

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by heythatslife » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:40 pm

Borges_and_barbells wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:02 pm
If I'm living in the dorms, do you think buying the discounted MBTA pass would be a good investment? I'm not from the area, so I don't know how often I will be going into Boston, for example. The total price for 4 months is $253. Might it be cheaper to just buy tickets using my "CharlieCard"?
If living in dorms/otherwise within walking distance of the school, then you probably won't be on the MBTA often enough to justify a pass. I spent maybe $150 a year on the MBTA, give or take a few bucks.

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by Borges_and_barbells » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:44 am

heythatslife wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:40 pm
Borges_and_barbells wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:02 pm
If I'm living in the dorms, do you think buying the discounted MBTA pass would be a good investment? I'm not from the area, so I don't know how often I will be going into Boston, for example. The total price for 4 months is $253. Might it be cheaper to just buy tickets using my "CharlieCard"?
If living in dorms/otherwise within walking distance of the school, then you probably won't be on the MBTA often enough to justify a pass. I spent maybe $150 a year on the MBTA, give or take a few bucks.
OK thanks :)

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by Borges_and_barbells » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:57 am

Hey everyone, is grading blind for all 1L classes? 3 of the 4 doctrinal classes mentions blind grading specifically, but one doesn't say anything about grading. Can I assume that it is also a in that model? Thank you!

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by heythatslife » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:53 am

Yeah pretty sure blind grading is default for all classes with an exam component

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by metroidbum » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:07 pm

Borges_and_barbells wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:02 pm
If I'm living in the dorms, do you think buying the discounted MBTA pass would be a good investment? I'm not from the area, so I don't know how often I will be going into Boston, for example. The total price for 4 months is $253. Might it be cheaper to just buy tickets using my "CharlieCard"?
You've probably already decided, but absolutely not if you are living in the dorms. Your classes + your extracurrics + the gym + most of your classmates are all going to be within easy walking distance. In order to break even with the monthly pass ($63.25) you would need to take 23 trips on the T ($2.75 per trip) or around 12 round trips per month. Even if you went on a round trip into Boston every Friday and Saturday, that would be only 8 trips (and as a 1L it is doubtful you'll have enough time to be partying on the town more than that).

Basically, unless your extracurrics/journal/student practice requires you to go into Boston, it is highly unlikely you will make enough trips into the city to justify the cost. Just get a charlie card and add money as necessary.

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