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Debra M. McDonough donough at UCSUB.COLORADO.EDU
Mon Nov 24 15:20:35 EST 1997

That's funny.  I thought that my MIT bio classes did a great job at
stressing concepts and comprehension.  Biochem at Harvard - that's where I
memorized in a room full of pre-meds.  Guess it's who you hang out with - 
I thought most of the MIT bio folks were headed the grad school route. . .


> I'm sorry to say that this was my experience, too, at MIT.  Most of my
> classes WERE aimed at the pre-meds, and therefore, were almost solely
> focused on memorizing the "facts"  that the profs wanted you to
> regurgitate, rather than learning concepts and critical thinking.  Very,
> very few of my bio courses taught these really important skills, and the
> students that were there to learn, rather than get into med school,
> suffered greatly.  (I am forced to admit, however, that during my time at
> MIT, I knew exactly 2 bio majors other than myself who were not pre-med. 
> One is in law school, now, and the other is planning on entering grad
> school next fall like me.  So much for teaching the future researchers...) 
> Just my gripes on the subject...
> -Amanda
> --------
> Amanda L. Kesner
> Research Technician
> Albert Einstein College of Medicine
> kesner at aecom.yu.edu

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