Why does TLS generalize law school grades as a lottery?

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Gatriel
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Re: Why does TLS generalize law school grades as a lottery?

Postby Gatriel » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:41 am

Lolek wrote:Don't you think after a few classes it becomes about a little more than just luckily landing on the greener side of the grass?


No. I did pretty well in my first year, and I always walked out of an exam feeling like an imbecile. Talk to professors how they grade, their ambiguity and inconsistency will amaze you.

And remember, and A in UG and an A is LS mean two totally different things.

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Re: Why does TLS generalize law school grades as a lottery?

Postby Bronte » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:35 pm

Gatriel wrote:
Lolek wrote:Don't you think after a few classes it becomes about a little more than just luckily landing on the greener side of the grass?


No. I did pretty well in my first year, and I always walked out of an exam feeling like an imbecile. Talk to professors how they grade, their ambiguity and inconsistency will amaze you.

And remember, and A in UG and an A is LS mean two totally different things.


The arbitrariness of the individual grades gets reduced by the cumulative GPA. For example, even if it's 60% innate, 20% work, and 20% luck in each class, like I like to say, those figures get compounded in some (crazy) way such that it reduces the arbitrariness of your cumulative GPA.

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Re: Why does TLS generalize law school grades as a lottery?

Postby drylo » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:36 am

Bronte wrote:
Gatriel wrote:
Lolek wrote:Don't you think after a few classes it becomes about a little more than just luckily landing on the greener side of the grass?


No. I did pretty well in my first year, and I always walked out of an exam feeling like an imbecile. Talk to professors how they grade, their ambiguity and inconsistency will amaze you.

And remember, and A in UG and an A is LS mean two totally different things.


The arbitrariness of the individual grades gets reduced by the cumulative GPA. For example, even if it's 60% innate, 20% work, and 20% luck in each class, like I like to say, those figures get compounded in some (crazy) way such that it reduces the arbitrariness of your cumulative GPA.


Maybe, but it is a very small sample size.




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