June 11th, 2004

mystery

.Wharton | Day 5

The penultimate day. Phrase of the day: "Tomorrow, yesterday will be today."
Motto of the day: "If you wait till the last minute, it only takes a minute to do."

The night before we got together after dinner with my study group to go over an accounting problem. I have done it on my own at home before coming to the boot camp and was reluctant to spend time on it again, but decided not to voice my objections. We then spend 3 hours working on the problem together, and realized how much I didn't really understand, at least not well enough to be able to explain to others. Quite a few things I've done were plain wrong, others were in the "it depends" category, but I could not convincingly defend my answers. All in all, a very instructive exercise. I realized, however, that had I used this approach at MIT (redoing problem sets I've done on my own in a group setting) I would've been able to take at most 2 classes a term. Well, the enthusiasm will likely wane here, too.

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