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women in graduate schools
« on: November 06, 2004, 12:33:40 AM »

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Re: women in graduate schools
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2004, 05:19:44 PM »
interesting, but I'm not so sure it would apply to law students as much as other students... what I've noticed, at least in my pre-law classes, is that most people who want to be lawyers are competitive, male or female. I think the field just attracts that type of personality. Personally, I'm a girl who likes the Socratic method. It keeps class exciting.

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Re: women in graduate schools
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2004, 06:00:39 PM »
There is significant documentation about the differneces in learning styles for men vs. women. The oversimplified generalization is:

Men always assume they're right.  If they're wrong, they assume everyone else in the class is as clueless as they are.

Women always assume they're wrong and when they're wrong they assume that everyone else in the class understands what's going on and they are the only ones that are lost.

These are very broad generalizations.

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Re: women in graduate schools
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2004, 07:29:54 PM »
Men always assume they're right.  If they're wrong, they assume everyone else in the class is as clueless as they are.

That's an awesome way of putting it.  That's exactly how I feel.  I'm a girl, but I guess I fall on the guy side of the spectrum as far as learning styles go. 

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Re: women in graduate schools
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2004, 08:14:58 PM »
Men always assume they're right.  If they're wrong, they assume everyone else in the class is as clueless as they are.

That's an awesome way of putting it.  That's exactly how I feel.  I'm a girl, but I guess I fall on the guy side of the spectrum as far as learning styles go. 

Yeah, that's sort of how I feel sometimes. See, I think generalizations are just that, generalizations. Everyone learns differently, reacts to social situations differently, etc. And I think a lot of girls are raised to avoid conflicts, because fighting isn't ladylike, and a lot of boys are taught to not run from a fight, becuase that would make them a sissy. But really, I think it all comes down to personality types more than gender. Thats my two cents for the night.