RodneyRuxin wrote:Anonymous User wrote:RodneyRuxin wrote:Anonymous User wrote:My grades are great (top 5%) but I just found out I didn't make LR. Obviously this is going to hurt me in interviews, but how can I minimize the damage?
Posting school will be helpful here. Top 5% at a T2 is much different than top 5% at HYS, and I'm pretty sure journal expectations change as well (grade-on/all write on).
T1 school (but not HYS). Everyone has to participate in the write-on.
Sorry to be a bother, but I'm trying to help you. Do people grade-on at your school?
If people can grade-on (with a good-faith effort) then it might indicate that you totally botched the write-on(LR people didn't think you even put in a good-faith effort). If everyone must write-on, then you're likely someone with good grades who just isn't a top-writer and that will probably change the answer.
You don't grade-on, per se, but some of the top students may get onto LR by having a paper that isn't in the bottom 25% of those graded (is that what you mean by good-faith effort?). We don't know which students received this treatment but I'm pretty sure I did and pretty sure I must have botched my write-on.
FWIW, I didn't slack-off on the write-on and tried to put out my best work. Perhaps by Bluebooking was total shit or my thesis was utterly unoriginal, but I was surprised considering I did put in a sincere effort.