Thank you for leaving your comments, the response has so far been rather encouraging! However, there has recently been some concerns regarding the length of blog commments, and we would like to address this here.
We appreciate the effort that you put into writing your comment post, but we hope to see less lengthy comments in the future. The purpose of this blog is to encourage discussion, and lengthy comments tend to deter others from reading and responding.
Moreover, it is not necessary to write an essay response to our blog posts, as our mark allocation is not designed to treat the blog comment as an essay. To put things into perspective, the breakdown of the Preliminary Round is as such:
4 Blog Comments (5% each, total: 20%)
80 MCQs (1% each, total: 80%)
In the future, please limit your comments to 2-3 paragraphs. We will reward posts that are clear and concise. Also, take note of past comments and avoid repeating the same points. We will give low marks to comments that merely repeat what has been said before. You can agree or disagree with other commentators, but please do so in a considerate manner.
Lastly, it’s okay if your post is a one liner, joke, or some random thought. As far as grading goes, we will only consider the marks of your team’s best four posts. Moreover, we chose to engage participants using a blog so that you can share your insights on economics and finance management in a more casual manner. Just do not offend anyone and strictly no vulgarities!
So have fun, and we look forward to seeing your comments =)