Academics at Sarah Lawrence | Campus Tour 2019
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Okay, so I'm going to specifically talk to guys about the academic, explains Sara Lords, academics and what's unique about them and how we have students approach these types of things and see if Sarah Lawrence academics is what's right for you. Because for some people, it's not right for them. You don't come out and say like, I am getting a degree in this. Every undergraduate student that comes to Sarah Lawrence is getting a bachelor and liberal arts. Where becomes individualized is what we call our concentrations. This person has a bachelor's degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in subject subject. To an extent it is, for the most part, it is true, but there are some exceptions to it. Sarah Lawrence does not have any they're learned, does not have any tests. Okay, there are tests of Caroline's, but it's on ly if you're in a, um a a social science or a national science class. So I'm currently in econometrics class and we have tests and most of it. If you're in a like a creative arts or a humanities class or something like that, you will not have tests. Instead. How those college approaches and how the faculty approaches it is through our writing. Sarah Lawrence is a very heavy research school, and there's a lot of writing that goes on here. If you are not the strongest writer, don't be scared. By the end of my first year, I felt a thousand times more confident my writing because you just so, so much of it. For some students, that really isn't the way that they learn, and it doesn't work for everybody. Sarah Lawrence believes that test you are not really a good, accurate measurement of how much of a student learns how much they actually know. So they try to approach that through a different lens and take it through writing. You have to verbally explain yourself and, uh, give your opinions on different things. I feel with memorizing and actually learning and exploring different topics. There they are, um, also a little bit of a myth that I'm going to debunk. Everyone have a transcript and you're going to get grades. What we value isn't just that letter grade. It's your actual professors word, an opinion of how they thought that you were the students. Your evaluation is when your professor will sit down and write like a mini essay on Lee on you and how they thought that you did as a soon in their class what they thought that you learned, how much effort they thought you put in how you did on your projects and your papers and stuff. Then along with that evaluation comes your great is where that myth stems from. What the professor's actually think matters a whole lot more than the brain that they give you. That's all that they're trying to say. It is kind of turned into this rhetoric of grades at Sarah Lawrence.