UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby plum » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:12 pm

D Brooks wrote:Door desks seem aggressive. I won't have enough room for all that. I'll head to one of the Cville furniture stores and pick up a big desk when I get there but nothing too crazy. In UG, I did 98% of my work in the library or 24hr computer labs and I don't think much will change in the transition to LS.


are there any 24-hr locations at UVA? what are they?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby plum » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:17 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Cavalier » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:22 pm

Damn man I was joking! :lol: I don't know (how would I) maybe it is a sick amount of studying or maybe it isn't. For the record if you read Wahool 1L's guide to his first year at UVA (where he made it to the top 10 percent) he said that he really didn't study any more than 4 hours outside of class for the first half of the semester. My insticts tell me that he may just be that naturally gifted though. Maybe Vanwinkle can answer this for us, he got Williams and Connolly level grades and from what I can tell he spent a lot of time on TLS throughout his 1L year.

It's not that much work. Perhaps 40 hours per week, including classes, is about what I did the first half of the semester, and a little bit more during the second half. If you know what you are doing (and not, for example, wasting time by briefing cases), you will have plenty of free time.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby ReelectClayDavis » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:22 pm

Another thing about the J term courses: January 7th 2011 is a Friday. Based on past experience, would a J term course seriously start on a Friday? Trying to plan when to come back from winter vacation, should I make sure to be back on like the 6th if I plan on taking a J term course?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby plum » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:11 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
ReelectClayDavis wrote:Another thing about the J term courses: January 7th 2011 is a Friday. Based on past experience, would a J term course seriously start on a Friday? Trying to plan when to come back from winter vacation, should I make sure to be back on like the 6th if I plan on taking a J term course?

Most J-term classes will be offered the week before spring semester starts. Plus, as a 1L, most of the popular J-term courses will already be filled.


ok so it's fine if we just skip it altogether right? it's optional?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:13 pm

J-term classes are completely optional. Also, they don't count toward the number of hours you're taking spring semester. That's important because you have to take a minimum number of hours, and you can't reduce it by taking a J-term course. I had to go figure that out myself. As a 1L that made it not worth it to me to do the J-term classes.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Cavalier » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:15 pm

vanwinkle wrote:J-term classes are completely optional. Also, they don't count toward the number of hours you're taking spring semester. That's important because you have to take a minimum number of hours, and you can't reduce it by taking a J-term course. I had to go figure that out myself. As a 1L that made it not worth it to me to do the J-term classes.

Also, having an extra week of break is nice.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby gladiator » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:33 pm

vanwinkle wrote:J-term classes are completely optional. Also, they don't count toward the number of hours you're taking spring semester. That's important because you have to take a minimum number of hours, and you can't reduce it by taking a J-term course. I had to go figure that out myself. As a 1L that made it not worth it to me to do the J-term classes.


They do count toward the total credit requirement though so that's useful.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby ReelectClayDavis » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:43 pm

Thanks for the J term info vanwinkle, Ycrevolution, Cavalier and gladiator.

There will probably only be one J term course I would be interested in, if I can't get into that as a 1L I'll probably just take the longer vacation.

Sorry if this has been asked already in the massive thread, but when do we indicate preferences for J term courses, and when will we find out if we got them? Thanks all.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby gladiator » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:50 pm

ReelectClayDavis wrote:Thanks for the J term info vanwinkle, Ycrevolution, Cavalier and gladiator.

There will probably only be one J term course I would be interested in, if I can't get into that as a 1L I'll probably just take the longer vacation.

Sorry if this has been asked already in the massive thread, but when do we indicate preferences for J term courses, and when will we find out if we got them? Thanks all.


Probably October or November.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby UVA2013 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:53 pm

Ivy Gardens Question:

There is a significant difference between the bedrooms in a 2-room apartment (one is 22 sq. ft. bigger with an attached bath and walk-in closet). Assuming you don't switch rooms during the year, I think it's fair for the person with the bigger room to pay more rent (total rent being $950). What would you say is a reasonable difference? 500 and 450? 525 and 425? Thanks.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby dgouzoul » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:46 pm

in other news, my loan counseling says complete for the subsidized and unsubsidized, yet incomplete for the gradplus! hilarious joke, fin aid office

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby plum » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:19 pm

sorry if this has been asked before or is really obvious but...
for 1L classes, is there just one final exam which is 100% of the grade? or are there midterms and such?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Cavalier » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:24 pm

plum wrote:sorry if this has been asked before or is really obvious but...
for 1L classes, is there just one final exam which is 100% of the grade? or are there midterms and such?

Some small-section classes will have one or two graded midterms, but I believe all of the larger classes just have a final that is worth 100% of your grade. Several professors during first semester, however, will give a practice midterm.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby SuichiKurama » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:35 pm

Will financial aid allow us to bill our textbooks to our student account if we do not have they money to get them when classes start? Our loan money won't be disbursed before classes begin (actually I don't know exactly when it will be dispersed)?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby 5ky » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:38 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:39 pm

Cavalier wrote:
plum wrote:sorry if this has been asked before or is really obvious but...
for 1L classes, is there just one final exam which is 100% of the grade? or are there midterms and such?

Some small-section classes will have one or two graded midterms, but I believe all of the larger classes just have a final that is worth 100% of your grade. Several professors during first semester, however, will give a practice midterm.

Did any sections have a real graded midterm? I knew of a few sections where if you did better on the midterm than your final then and only then the midterm would count, but that does very little work in practice.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Cavalier » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:51 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
Cavalier wrote:
plum wrote:sorry if this has been asked before or is really obvious but...
for 1L classes, is there just one final exam which is 100% of the grade? or are there midterms and such?

Some small-section classes will have one or two graded midterms, but I believe all of the larger classes just have a final that is worth 100% of your grade. Several professors during first semester, however, will give a practice midterm.

Did any sections have a real graded midterm? I knew of a few sections where if you did better on the midterm than your final then and only then the midterm would count, but that does very little work in practice.

My section (G) had two graded midterms, and I know section K had one graded midterm.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby plum » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:22 am

so a lot of these classes seem to have a no-laptop rule. do professors generally let you record the lectures or is that against the rules?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby billyez » Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:57 am

<----- Is going to be the guy who hides his recorder if it's not allowed and record lectures anyway.

How did you find out which classes had no-laptop rules?

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