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Should Econ. Hist. courses have finals ?
================= ECONHIST.TEACH POSTING ================= One of the biggest problems with not giving a final exam in any class, including economic history, is that it reduces the student's perceived marginal benefit from attending class. As a result attendance starts to slide. I have found that there is a huge difference in attendance when there is a final exam, even if it is worth only 10 or 15 percent of the grade. Robert Whaples ============ FOOTER TO ECONHIST.TEACH POSTING ============ * To post a message to this list, send it to ECONHIST.TEACH@cs.muohio.edu. * To get all the messages posted to this list only once a day, send the message "set ECONHIST.TEACH mail digest" to email@example.com. * To view past posting to this list, look in the directory "List Archive" in the Cliometric Society Server. The address is: cs.muohio.edu. * For more information and instructions, send the message "info ECONHIST.TEACH" to firstname.lastname@example.org. ==================================================== >