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Cohort 46 - Remove Fail/Pass DS&A Interview

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Thinkful Cohort 46 requests the removal of the Pass/Fail aspect of the Data Structures & Algorithms module Technical Interview. Some information has been given to us from multiple Thinkful employees that cohorts after us are having their curriculum changed to make it a better learning experience. We have also been told by multiple Thinkful employees, and I quote, "The changes were made due to the current model being broken and inefficient".

We have also been told that this subject, a highly complex CS subject, is only scratching the surface of the topic. Yet we are expected to take on a Pass/Fail interview on the subject after two weeks. An interview that could determine our living stipends, the work we have spent the past 14-16 weeks on, and what we do going forward. This interview has been set up to prepare us for a real interview, which we don't argue against and appreciate. But the outcome of a real interview has far fewer ramifications than failing this mock interview.

We do not feel that it is just in the least bit that we have to do something that is considered "inefficient" and had been updated/replaced.

We are requesting a change. We are asking that the interview will not be pass/fail, but rather a practice interview that does not have program ending consequences. We do not request the removal of any other graded assignments in the module, just the removal of a pass/fail on the interview.


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