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ECO 231W

Undergraduate Econometrics

Project Consultation Meetings

It is time to start thinking about the final project. To incentivize this, and also to help you form your project idea, we will be offering a special set of meetings. Here is how they work:

From Monday 04/16 until Friday 04/20, the project TA (Hao) will be holding special consultation meetings. The meetings are 10 minutes long, but you should leave about 20 minutes open for this activity.

The meetings are individual. You will bring your idea about which critique point you will pursue for the project, and the strategy you are planning (evidence you are intending to use, data sets you plan to explore, etc.) to the meeting. Hao will hear you out, and help you as much as he can given how much you prepared, and the path you decided to take. In some cases, she may tell you that your idea is not very good, so you should pursue another, or she may help you modify or refine the idea you are already thinking of defending. Use the project instructions that I published in the previous announcement as a guide for choosing your idea.

The meetings are not mandatory. However, we want to incentivize you to come. The project is worth 100 points. If you simply show up to a meeting, you will get 1 point over your final project grade. Then, depending on how prepared you are for the meeting (quality of the idea, how much you thought about the evidence sources, etc.) you can get up to 5 points over the project grade.

Sign up for meetings using
this link. See the location of your meeting here. Right now you can sign up for only one meeting. If we see two appointments from you we will cancel both without warning. However, starting Monday 04/16 you can sign up for up to two further meetings if you would like to get more help. Only your earliest meeting counts for extra points. Once we run out of slots this is it, so sign up soon if you want to make sure you take advantage of this resource.

If you want to reschedule your appointment, cancel the one you already have, and then make a new one. You can cancel your appointment up to 24 hours in advance. You can schedule an appointment up to 6 hours in advance. If you miss your appointment without having cancelled it, you can schedule a new appointment, but you will not receive the bonus points. Contact the Project TA if you have questions about the appointments.