Learning with Cases (Continued...)
PREPARING A WRITTEN CASE ANALYSIS
Quite often, a written analysis of the case may be a part of
the internal evaluation process. When a written analysis of a case is required,
the student must ensure that the analysis is properly structured.
An instructor may provide specific guidelines about how the analysis is to be
structured. However, when submitting an analysis, the student must ensure that
it is neat and free from any factual, language and grammar errors. In fact, this
is a requirement for any report that a student may submit – not just a case
MAKING A CASE PRESENTATION
The instructor may ask a group of students to present their
analysis and recommendations to the class. Alternatively, an individual student
can also be asked to make a presentation.
The key to a good presentation is good preparation. If the case has been studied
and analyzed thoroughly, the content of the presentation should present no
However, a presentation is more than the content. Some of points that need to be
kept in mind when making a case presentation are:
As far as possible, divide the content uniformly so that
each team member gets an opportunity to speak.
Use visual aids such as OHP slides, Power Point
presentations, advertisement/press clippings etc., as much as possible.
Be brief and to-the-point. Stick to the time limits set
by the instructor
Be well prepared
EVALUATING STUDENT PERFORMANCE
The evaluation of a student's performance in a case-driven
course can be based on some or all of the following factors:
Written case analyses (logical flow and structuring of
the content, language and presentation, quality of analysis and
Case presentations (communication skills, logical flow
and structuring of the content, quality of analysis and recommendations,
Participation in classroom case discussions (quality and
extent of participation).
Case writing assignments or similar projects.
Benefits from the Case