TheFez Posted July 1, 2012 Share Posted July 1, 2012 I am just getting ready to enter my PhD program. I met with the director to talk about 1st year courses. He made an interesting comment (that I later found out he made to another student when he was entering the program). The gist of it was this.... Most students have an "all or nothing" approach to coursework. They don't know how to put in any less than 100% effort. They try to be perfect. Some students can "modulate" their effort. To see what is required and just do the right amount. They are then able to work on more stuff. It surprised me. It sounded like the first time I was being given advice by a professor to "satisfice" and not maximize (in econ terms). Giving this some serious thought since until now I have been one of those 100%+ers. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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