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Richard’s top 10 case writing tips – #10

An aspiring case writer or seeking fresh inspiration ahead of your next attempt? Join Richard McCracken for the last of his top 10 case writing tips.

Richard ends by talking about the all important teaching note.

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The teaching note belongs to you.

The teaching note is where you can suggest how and which theory can illuminate the analysis and discussion.

It is also where you share and support other teachers in using your case.

Be explicit about your own experience in teaching the case. Be generous with your knowledge. Don’t hide or keep to yourself the stuff you found useful.

What level did you teach it at? What was the student reaction? Did different groups of students display typical patterns in moving through the discussion?

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Richard’s top 10 case writing tips – #9

An aspiring case writer or seeking fresh inspiration ahead of your next attempt? Join Richard McCracken for his penultimate top 10 case writing tip.

Richard discusses the rule of invisibility.

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The rule of invisibility.

The case belongs to the protagonists. Write their case with empathy, rapport and respect.

You must be invisible.

This rule of invisibility also applies to your views on what the protagonists should do next, or displaying your academic credentials, or any other irresistible urge that rips away the cloak of invisibility.

Remember the point of the case is to generate sustained, complex, useful discussion in the classroom.

Ask, how much can I leave out? Not, how much can I include?

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