Push "Free" Product Assignments for Students

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Push "Free" Product Assignments for Students

Drakoni Drakoni
I'm curious about the free push assignments for students in the Mentor Program. It seems that some mentors commonly offer push assignments, while others refuse to.

Are there are pro/cons to offering push assignments to students?

Are these the norm or are there reasons to not offer them?

Do they work the same way as the assignment requests for advanced reviewers?

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10/29/2011
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Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Drakoni
I'm curious about the free push assignments for students in the Mentor Program. It seems that some mentors commonly offer push assignments, while others refuse to.

Are there are pro/cons to offering push assignments to students? ...
The main pro is that by offering free assignments, you attract prospective students. The con is that you may attract people only interested in getting a free toy and not serious about reviewing or improving their reviews.

It's standard to offer them, but there are a few mentors that do not, the rationale being that only serious students will participate if they are not getting a free toy(s).

Student push assignments are similar to advanced reviewer assignments except that they have a $30 max and a new assignment can be requested as soon as the previous one is published. It is not limited to one per month.
10/29/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
The main pro is that by offering free assignments, you attract prospective students. The con is that you may attract people only interested in getting a free toy and not serious about reviewing or improving their reviews.

It's standard to ...
While you can request a new assignment for a student as soon as the first is completed, we try to keep it similar to the advanced reviewer assignments and limit the request to one a month. At least that was my understanding of it.
10/29/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
The main pro is that by offering free assignments, you attract prospective students. The con is that you may attract people only interested in getting a free toy and not serious about reviewing or improving their reviews.

It's standard to ...
This is why I stopped doing push assignments when I was mentoring. It can be hard to find serious students so I would get them a push assignment once they did a review or 2 and I could tell they were really into the actual participation and not just a free thing!
10/30/2011
Beck Beck
I have only had one student that I did this for. My rule is I am only doing it for students that can not request their own assignments. Once someone is already advanced they can request their own and if they have got their free assignment then they can buy out assignment things. I refuse to give free assignments to a student who can request their own assignments. A student who can not needs an assignment and I am willing to do so.
10/31/2011
Midway through Midway through
I request push assignments for my students, unless they are advanced. I emailed admin about that and got a response saying that push assignments were not to be given on top of the normal advanced reviewer assignments. I had a student that I believe joined my class so she could get a push assignment and her free monthly assignment. After that, I started telling advanced students no, they have to submit their own reviews. Non-advanced students I will give push assignments.
01/06/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
I imagine it also depends on the student. When I was new to Eden and did my first class, I had a pretty hefty stash of brand name toys already I was able to review, so there was no reason to go through the bother of having my mentor request something and wait 1-2 weeks for international shipping. Someone younger and without much disposable income may only have a few toys, which may or may not be carried on Eden. In that case, they'd need to be sent something just in order to have something to review.

But yeah, no reason Advanced Reviewers can't request their own assignments.
01/06/2012
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