Should I take the W?

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Should I take the W?

Postby DaRascal » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:29 pm

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Re: Should I take the W?

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:37 pm

Adcomms won't care about one W (or three for that matter). Take the W and save a hit to your GPA.

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Re: Should I take the W?

Postby DaRascal » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:55 pm

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Re: Should I take the W?

Postby Kring345 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:01 am

no

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Re: Should I take the W?

Postby thelawyler » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:03 am

I have a W and I am glad everyday that I decided to get a W instead of a C.

In your case, I'd wait for the curve. A 65 isn't too bad if the rest of the class got a 70. And given that it is only 20% of your grade, the 80% final is going to matter more anyways. I say wait and see and likely just own the final. It's in your major after all.

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Re: Should I take the W?

Postby DaRascal » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:52 pm

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Re: Should I take the W?

Postby Kabuo » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:55 pm

DaRascal wrote:Right now my course grades mid-semester are:

B+
B+
B
B
F (Assuming I don't take the W and there isn't a curve)

This really sucks. I'm thinking I should have transferred to an easier school because of my high diagnostic LSAT. Just felt this school would be a good fallback in case I had a mental breakdown and bombed on the LSAT.


Is this like an intro to lit class or something? Really bizarre midterm. If it's as absurdly easy a class as it sounds, why don't you just ace the rest of the class and get the 92+% you still can (law student math, but I think it's around there). In fact, with your other grades being so relatively low, why don't you seize this one, presumably the easiest, and make it an A.

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Re: Should I take the W?

Postby DaRascal » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:00 pm

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Re: Should I take the W?

Postby Kabuo » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:06 pm

DaRascal wrote:
Kabuo wrote:
DaRascal wrote:Right now my course grades mid-semester are:

B+
B+
B
B
F (Assuming I don't take the W and there isn't a curve)

This really sucks. I'm thinking I should have transferred to an easier school because of my high diagnostic LSAT. Just felt this school would be a good fallback in case I had a mental breakdown and bombed on the LSAT.


Is this like an intro to lit class or something? Really bizarre midterm. If it's as absurdly easy a class as it sounds, why don't you just ace the rest of the class and get the 92+% you still can (law student math, but I think it's around there). In fact, with your other grades being so relatively low, why don't you seize this one, presumably the easiest, and make it an A.


Can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not. :(

I would need a 98+ on the 10 page paper and a 98+ on the final to get a 91 for the course assuming I got a 65 on the midterm. The average GPA at my school is a 3.21.

Btw, those are only mid-semester grades. I believe I can still pull A-'s in two of those classes and a B+ in another one.


Were these famous quotations all from things you read in class? If they are, then no, I am not being sarcastic. English isn't very hard to begin with, since those 10 pagers and finals are usually "write some analysis of something we read in class." Rote memorization doesn't even require that, and is something I never saw getting my English degree.

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Re: Should I take the W?

Postby DaRascal » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:20 pm

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Re: Should I take the W?

Postby thelawyler » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:59 pm

Wait till you see what you get and then come back.

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Re: Should I take the W?

Postby DaRascal » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:28 pm

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Re: Should I take the W?

Postby bernaldiaz » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:50 pm

It sucks that this is the attitude that the USNWR engenders. Academic integrity is entirely pushed to the background. OP, I don't blame you at all nor am I vilifying your actions. You're just playing the game how it has to be played. I just wish it wasn't this way.

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Re: Should I take the W?

Postby DaRascal » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:29 am

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Re: Should I take the W?

Postby thelawyler » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:31 pm

I recommend making an excel sheet with all the weights of all your exams, midterms, and finals from all your classes punched in. That way when you get grades back for each class, you can punch it into the excel and see what you need to get for every exam or paper that is coming up. Saves a lot of time and stress if you are obsessed about this stuff so you are not redoing your calculations all the time. Buy I'm the type who loves making excel spreadsheets for everything...




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