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1 bad semester

Postby meadow201 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:27 pm

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby jetsfan1 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:35 pm

I would say don't bother... I mean what exactly would you say? A more diplomatic version of "the teachers didn't like me?" I feel like it comes off as too whiny and making excuses- unless you have a legitimate reason for the drop (i.e. medical issues, death in the family), I think the addendum will probably hurt you. I feel your pain though I am in the same situation now my gpa is about to take a bit of a hit. Sucks, but nothing you can say to HYS that'll make them look past it.

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby meadow201 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:51 pm

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby jetsfan1 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:58 pm

Im guessing with the gpa drop your around a 3.8-3.85 and 174-175ish? If thats the case, then no, by no means are you out at HYS. The drop in gpa obviously hurts, but its not totally catastrophic. By the sound of it if you only have taken 6 semesters your a junior? You can get it back up a bit. This is all very speculative without more definite numbers, so if you provide them TLS can give you a more accurate guess. But its kind of pointless without an LSAT score- cant count your chickens before theyve hatched. Bottom line, buckle down next couple of semesters, take your LSAT, and you are in the running for HYS, assuming my guesses at the top were accurate.

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:00 pm

no. It needs to be .5 below for an addendum

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby meadow201 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:04 pm

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby jetsfan1 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:19 pm

yeah you are gonna be alright. Best advice is of course keeping that gpa up after this semester, and also study your ass off for the LSAT. I made the mistake of half assing it my first time and now have to take a year off. Trust me, you don't want to be in my boat. Prep as much as you possibly can, and then prep some more. If you can get that up into the upper 170s, your gpa drop won't matter at HS (Y it still may). Best of luck to you, hope you can achieve all of this!!!

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby meadow201 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:12 pm

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby NoodleyOne » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:23 pm

meadow201 wrote:talked with prof. might be able to squeak out a 3.7-3.8. he asked me why I care about grades so much. I said pbk/law school. He thinks I can get H w/ 3.5. You think his thinking that I'm obsessed w/ my gpa will cause him to give me lower grades to teach me a lesson?

I want to give you a wedgie so badly right now.

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby jetsfan1 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:59 pm

sorry but i would. if i was a prof and a kid came in to beg me for a grade no chance he would get it. sorry man but not a smart move

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby sinfiery » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:30 am

After realizing how LSAC calculates GPAs, asked ~4 teachers when I had a 97+ to give me an A+ because of lawschool. (My school doesn't use +/-s for GPA)

Worked twice I think.

Part of this silly little game we decided to play.

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby ScottRiqui » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:35 am

sinfiery wrote:After realizing how LSAC calculates GPAs, asked ~4 teachers when I had a 97+ to give me an A+ because of lawschool. (My school doesn't use +/-s for GPA)

Worked twice I think.

Part of this stupid little game we decided to play.


They were able to put an A+ on your transcript, even though the school doesn't calculate them any differently from an A? Was it common for instructors to award A+ grades, even though it didn't give the student any additional benefit?

Pretty clever of you to ask, regardless - glad you were able to get a little boost as a result.

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby sinfiery » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:43 am

ScottRiqui wrote:They were able to put an A+ on your transcript, even though the school doesn't calculate them any differently from an A? Was it common for instructors to award A+ grades, even though it didn't give the student any additional benefit?

Pretty clever of you to ask, regardless - glad you were able to get a little boost as a result.

95% of teachers didn't distinguish a 99 from a 90 in any way because it had zero impact on their calculated GPA.

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby ScottRiqui » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:47 am

sinfiery wrote:
ScottRiqui wrote:They were able to put an A+ on your transcript, even though the school doesn't calculate them any differently from an A? Was it common for instructors to award A+ grades, even though it didn't give the student any additional benefit?

Pretty clever of you to ask, regardless - glad you were able to get a little boost as a result.

95% of teachers didn't distinguish a 99 from a 90 in any way because it had zero impact on their calculated GPA.


That's why I was (pleasantly) surprised to hear that there was even a mechanism in place to put an A+ on the student's transcript.

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby meadow201 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:50 am

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby sinfiery » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:52 am

meadow201 wrote:didn't beg. asked how i was doing, whether i can do extra work. what i'm asking tls now is whether his knowing my obsession with grades could make him award a lower grade than he would otherwise to teach me a lesson about grades' insignificance

lol, the fuckwhat do you expect us to tell you?

it depends on the person..
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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby meadow201 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:54 am

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby jetsfan1 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:01 am

your really overthinking this... hes gonna give you what you have in the class, and all your talking and well planned out rhetorical strategies will mean nothing

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby bernaldiaz » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:56 am

meadow201 wrote:during next chat: downplay grades' importance subtly to be safe?


You are insufferable.

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby NoodleyOne » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:17 am

Who talks with their professors that often. You're going to be an obnoxious gunner in law school, I predict.

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby meadow201 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:38 am

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Re: 1 bad semester

Postby BigZuck » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:23 pm

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Re: 1 bad semester

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